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
Kristen Hardy explores how to change the biomedical system for the better to offer just and more complex care for fat people and members of other marginalized communities. That fat people’s encounters with the
Cat Pausé introduces her fat studies and activism series, featuring artwork from Barry Deutsch and articles from Kristen Hardy, Rachel Fox and The LadyBears, exploring the experiences of fat people with the healthcare system,
Beata Gubacsi reviews Gavin Miller’s Science Fiction and Psychology (Liverpool University Press, 2020). Gavin Miller and Anna McFarlane, introducing the BMJ’s Science Fiction and the Medical Humanities special issue as part of the 2016
Val Nolan’s essay explores how science fiction has shaped the cultural imagination of pandemics, and what science fiction teaches us about our expectations, experiences and reactions to dealing with COVID-19. If the past year
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