segunda-feira, 11 de fevereiro de 2013


Conferência sobre Humanidades Médicas “Understanding Human Flourishing”: A Postgraduate Medical Humanities Conference 16 - 17 May 2013, Durham University Call for Papers Keynote Speaker: Professor Stuart Murray, School of English and Centre for Medical Humanities, University of Leeds Panel of Academic Publishers: Professor Martyn Evans, Centre for Medical Humanities, Durham University Professor Brian Hurwitz, Centre for Humanities and Health, King’s College, London Dr Deborah Kirklin, Editor of BMJ Medical Humanities journal, University College London "Medical Humanities is a growing interdisciplinary field, comprising both the humanities and social sciences that aims to contextualize, criticise and complement medicine as a human and social practice. Medical Humanities highlight the role of experience, both of patients and professionals, as well as the patient-health professional relationship. They draw attention to the social context of illness and disability and they value subjective experience as a source of legitimate knowledge. In Medical Humanities experience and relationships are seen as central to human flourishing, health and healthcare while scientific approaches to their understanding alone are considered inadequate. Social science research, literary studies, the arts and philosophy can all help explore, understand and support human flourishing. This two-day conference aims to bring together postgraduate researchers whose interests relate to the medical humanities in order to explore interdisciplinary perspectives on, and ways of researching, health, illness and human flourishing. The conference will enable postgraduates to build networks and collaborative relationships for the future. The panel on academic publishing ensures that this conference will provide crucial information and advice for researchers at the beginning of a career in medical humanities."

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