Colonialism as a Tool for Investigation in Healthcare

MedHums 101: The concept of colonialism can solve problems of intersectionality in medical humanities research, says Samuel Yosef.

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Reading Bodies in European Literatures and Cultures

Katharine Murphy introduces her new project, “Reading Bodies”, and reflects on what languages and non-anglophone literature, particularly from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, have to offer the field.

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A Call for Bedside Sociology in Cadaveric Dissection

Suhad Daher-Nashif narrates the ethnography of forensic medicine and calls for the inclusion of social science perspectives in cadaveric dissection

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The Cultural Meanings of Insomnia

In the final post of the Sociability of Sleep series, Nived Dharmaraj reviews the Keynote given at Somnambulations 2- on insomnia and the contemporary 'sleep crisis'.

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Midjourney. Abstract digital art. Keywords: imagine a world where nurse education is all done online or with VR but nurses must still care in person.

From clinical placement to simulation: the future of nursing education?

Eva-Maria Willis, Jamie Smith, and Iris Epstein discuss the increasing use of simulation training in nursing, its implications, and the possibilities of a posthuman perspective.

Man leading through a book in an archive

We should talk about our methodological failures

Claudia Sterbini articulates why medical humanities scholars should critically reflect upon methodological challenges to encourage collaboration

Book Cover of Ben Alderson-Day's Presence featuring a black bowler hat floating above a pair of shoulders that imply it is sitting on an invisible head

Presence: The Strange Science and True Stories of the Unseen Other Book Review

Alastair Morgan reviews Presence: The Strange Science and True Stories of the Unseen Other by Ben Alderson-Day (Manchester University Press, 2023).

Panel from X-Men comics

The X-Men’s Poison Pill of Big Pharma

A. David Lewis analyses recent X-Men titles to uncover the problem with Big Pharma as a main antagonist

Narrative-Based Practice in Health and Social Care by John Launer

Conversations Inviting Change: Narrative-Based Practice in Healthcare

John Launer reflects on the emergence of the ‘Conversations Inviting Change’ narrative medicine training programme

DisCrit in the Medical Humanities

Christina Lee outlines the core tenets of Disability Critical Race Theory (DisCrit) and discusses its necessary application in the medical humanities field.

The Dismantled Clock: Chronicling Parietal Osteosarcoma and Waiting for Healing

Sayendri Panchadhyayi considers a journey of waiting for recovery from a rare health condition, reflecting on questions of selfhood and fractured time, provoked by the experience of malady.

Mindmap representing steps of the musical movement

Understanding the Cancer Patient Perspective Through Music

John Saganty explores the role of music in representing and experiencing the cancer patient perspective

Shane Strachan stands in front of his poem printed on the hospital wall

Art in Hospitals: Potentials and Pitfalls

Shane Strachan reflects on the creation, installation and facilitation of arts-based interventions in Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. The critical medical humanities is a relatively young field, which has repeatedly demonstrated how artist interventions within biomedicine