Nostalgia and the NHS

Chelsea Saxby reflects on public feelings about the NHS through TV viewers' nostalgia for inter-war GPs What might audience responses to a ‘feel good’ Sunday night drama, set in the

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Temporary Hospitals

As the field hospital NHS Nightingale opens at the ExCeL centre in London, Marie Allitt considers a wartime precedent for temporary spaces of caregiving.

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Sick: A Memoir

What hope is there for healing when the medical establishment views not your symptoms, but you yourself as the problem? Christy Zink reviews Sick: A Memoir (2018), Porochista Khakpour’s uncompromising

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Finding A Medieval Friend

In these difficult times, many are struggling to engage with academic work. The global hardship of this pandemic— especially for vulnerable people such as the homeless, those with disabilities, those with unsafe home environments, and also because of institutional variance in how far employees are being cared for— seems to necessitate an explicitly personal approach to any writing that happens during this time.

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Catalyst for Harm: Risk Aversion in Mental Health Settings
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‘A Most Distressing Case’: Writing about Deaf Culture in Early 19th Century Scotland
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Subject-Verb-Object: Writing with and about Multiple Sclerosis
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Temporary Hospitals
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“Feminist Encounters with the Medical Humanities” Review
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J. G. Ballard’s Spinal Landscape
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I’m a Phoenix, Bitch
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‘Madness as Methodology. Bringing Concepts to Life in Contemporary Theorising and Inquiry’: Book Review
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Collaboration and Competition: Medical Practitioners in Colonial South India
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‘Psychiatric Genetics: From Hereditary Madness to Big Biology’: Book Review
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Trauma, Therapeutic Expression, and the Dave Matthews Band
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Reflections on Representing Pain: Narrative and Fragments
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