Julie Lang reviews ‘Quality of Life: A Post-Pandemic Philosophy of Medicine’ (Imprint Academic, 2021) by Robin Downie. Medicine, morality and ethics: a cultural context for health education Robin Downie, Emeritus Professor of Moral Philosophy at the
The Polyphony’s very own Associate Editor Chase Ledin reviews Feeling Medicine: How the Pelvic Exam Shapes Medical Training (New York: New York University Press, 2020) by Kelly Underman. Feeling Medicine investigates the role of the
Adam Hayden reviews Dien Ho’s A Philosopher Goes to the Doctor: A Critical Look at Philosophical Assumptions in Medicine (Routledge: 2019). Dien Ho is a philosopher who goes to the doctor, in his book with
Epidemiology is a hot topic in the COVID-19 era. Institutions like the World Health Organization, the U.S. Center for Disease Control, and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, the loci of epidemiological
How can trainee health professionals learn from the ‘messy reality of actual clinical practice’? Wendy Lowe reviews a new book exploring what learning is, or should be, in medical education. Moments of Rupture combines
Neko Mellor reviews Moving World’s latest issue, ‘Literature, Medicine, Health’ (edited by Clare Barker). At the time of writing this review, the UK is in its seventh week of lockdown due to the covid-19 pandemic, and
Adam Hayden reviews Nathan Carlin’s Pastoral Aesthetics: A theological perspective on principlist bioethics (Oxford University Press: 2019). Nathan Carlin’s Pastoral Aesthetics is a synthesizing project that brings bioethics together with his professional practice of pastoral care.
Dr Tineke Broer reviews Michael Arribas-Ayllon, Andrew Bartlett, and Jamie Lewis’ Psychiatric Genetics: From Hereditary Madness to Big Biology (Routledge, 2019). Michael Arribas-Ayllon, Andrew Bartlett, and Jamie Lewis present an erudite and informative “ethnographic” study of
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