Brian Keeley explores the discrepancies between the realities of heart transplantation and its representation in popular culture, calling for a more realistic and sensitive approach based on lived experience. The article was presented at
Clare Moore explores the important role of disabled characters in the ecological restoration of Middle-earth in J.R.R Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, as presented at the Medical Humanities and the Fantastic: Neurodiversity and Disability
Bridget Bartlett explores the double empathy problem reading Sir Philip Sidney’s romance, The Countess of Pemproke’s Arcadia (1593), in a paper presented at the Medical Humanities and the Fantastic: Neurodiversity and Disability Online Symposium.
In their article, presented at the Medical Humanities and the Fantastic: Neurodiversity and Disability Online Symposium, Jennifer Slagus explores how #OwnVoices children’s books and gaming graphic novels help removing stigma, nurture better representation, and
Beata Gubacsi reflects on the “Can robots care?” exhibition launch, the first big event of the Imagining Posthuman Care project, bringing together medicine, technology, and popular culture through posthumanism, running until 16th October 2022.
Anna McFarlane reports from the hybrid Futures of Care Symposium that took place in mid-April at the Thackray Museum of Medicine, Leeds, discussing care tech, robots, and their relationship to our health, and our
The Lady Bears, fat activists, educators and artists JDP and Sookie Bardwell, continues their practical guide to creating a ‘a fat medical utopia’. The second part focuses on medical education and personal responsibility.
The Lady Bears, fat activists, educators and artists JDP and Sookie Bardwell, introduce five requirements to create ‘a fat medical utopia’. In this first part, they explore what patient centered care means for fat
As a mid-week treat, Barry Deutsch lightens the mood, and prepares us for the series’ closing pieces on “Creating a Big Fat Medical Utopia”. The comic illustrates the absurdity of fat bias in healthcare,
Rachel Fox explores how doctor-writer narratives often depict fat people in dehumanising and hurtful ways, and argues they need to be reframed with empathy. During my six years as a student in the medical
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