Shane Strachan reflects on the creation, installation and facilitation of arts-based interventions in Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. The critical medical humanities is a relatively young field, which has repeatedly demonstrated how artist interventions within biomedicine
Brooke Bastie uses poetic form to imaginatively illustrate the uncertainty, repetition, and compulsion that pervades her experience of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). From uncertainty curdles a certainty often unnoticed. What I mean is that in
In this blog for World Autism Acceptance Week, James McGrath, an autistic poet and academic, advocates the value of “stimming” and explores how it relates to poetry. I dedicate the lipogramatic poem below to
Reflecting on their pandemic life living in communal halls as a PhD student at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Cat Chong considers their practices involved in continually negotiating a chronic illness within the context of Singapore’s circuit breaker measures.
Reflecting on her four-decade nursing career, Sue Spencer uses poetry to explore justice, values and change. I read an earlier version of this poem at an event I organised that “celebrated” 40 years since
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