Our existence depends on air but our culture is oblivious, argues design researcher and yoga teacher Lucy Sabin.
Barbara Hargreaves reflects on saintly suffering and medical failures in twelfth-century religious works about saints. Mabel of Stotsfield, a nun at the priory at Chicksands in the twelfth century, was, one day, sent on an errand to the kitchen by […]
Gillian Shirreffs reflects on using writing to manage chronic pain – and to renegotiate the objectifying medical gaze. As an erstwhile student of English Language and a former Secondary School English teacher, the relationship between subject and object has long […]
Joe Wood considers the role – and limitations – of narrative in end-of-life care by way of hospice pioneer, Cicely Saunders. Death is taboo. We live in a death-denying society. You can’t just talk about…death. In death and dying […]
Arnab Chakraborty argues we should examine histories of healthcare from health workers’ perspectives, and highlights both the collaboration and competition between colonial and Indian medical services in British India. Colonial India presents a compelling case study for understanding medical […]