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Routledge Advances in the Medical Humanities


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Critical Humanities and Ageing Forging Interdisciplinary Dialogues

Critical Humanities and Ageing: Forging Interdisciplinary Dialogues

1st Edition

Edited By Marlene Goldman, Kate de Medeiros, Thomas Cole
November 01, 2022

Providing a critical humanities approach to ageing, this book addresses new directions in age studies: the meaning and workings of "ageism" in the twenty-first century, the vexed relationship between age and disability studies, the meanings and experiences of "queer" aging; the fascinating, yet ...

From Loneliness to Solitude in Person-centred Health Care

From Loneliness to Solitude in Person-centred Health Care

1st Edition

By Stephen Buetow
August 26, 2022

This innovative book provides a new conceptual analysis of loneliness – a condition associated with severe health consequences, including increased morbidity and early death. Arguing that social connection is not the only answer, it explores pathways for transforming loneliness to healthy solitude....

Contemporary Physician-Authors Exploring the Insights of Doctors Who Write

Contemporary Physician-Authors: Exploring the Insights of Doctors Who Write

1st Edition

Edited By Nathan Carlin
November 24, 2021

This book examines the phenomenon of physician-authors. Focusing on the books that contemporary doctors write--the stories that they tell--with contributors critically engaging their work. A selection of original chapters from leading scholars in medical and health humanities analyze the literary ...

Reading the Psychosomatic in Medical and Popular Culture Something. Nothing. Everything

Reading the Psychosomatic in Medical and Popular Culture: Something. Nothing. Everything

1st Edition

Edited By Carol-Ann Farkas
September 30, 2021

Pain. Chronic digestive symptoms. Poor sleep. Neuropathy. Sensory disturbances. Fatigue. Panic. Constant illness and discomfort. Frequent difficulty coping with work, school, relationships. Despite the common experience of being told that it’s all in their heads, that they’re just making ...

Bioethics, Healthcare and the Soul

Bioethics, Healthcare and the Soul

1st Edition

By Henk ten Have, Renzo Pegoraro
September 17, 2021

This thought-provoking book explores the connections between health, ethics, and soul. It analyzes how and why the soul has been lost from scientific discourses, healthcare practices, and ethical discussions, presenting suggestions for change. Arguing that the dominant scientific worldview has ...

Educating Doctors' Senses Through the Medical Humanities

Educating Doctors' Senses Through the Medical Humanities: "How Do I Look?"

1st Edition

By Alan Bleakley
February 04, 2020

Educating Doctors’ Senses Through the Medical Humanities: "How Do I Look?" uses the medical diagnostic method to identify a chronic symptom in medical culture: the unintentional production of insensibility through compulsory mis-education. This book identifies the symptom and its origins and ...

Storytelling Encounters as Medical Education Crafting Relational Identity

Storytelling Encounters as Medical Education: Crafting Relational Identity

1st Edition

By Sally G. Warmington
October 08, 2019

This innovative volume provides fresh perspectives on how medical students and patients construct identities in relation to each other, using stories of their clinical encounters. It explores how paying attention to medical students’ and patients’ stories in clinical teaching encounters can ...

Moments of Rupture: The Importance of Affect in Medical Education and Surgical  Training Perspectives from Professional Learning and Philosophy

Moments of Rupture: The Importance of Affect in Medical Education and Surgical Training: Perspectives from Professional Learning and Philosophy

1st Edition

By A. O. Mahendran
July 15, 2019

Surgery is a craft specialty: ‘doing’ in response to what is seen, felt and anticipated.  The potent odours and the raw images of flesh, elicit strong sensations and responses in the here-and-now or ‘thisness’ (haecceities) of practice. These experiences, trigger a world of affects and senses that...

Communicating Pain Exploring Suffering through Language, Literature and Creative Writing

Communicating Pain: Exploring Suffering through Language, Literature and Creative Writing

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By Stephanie de Montalk
October 22, 2018

Combining critical research with memoir, essay, poetry and creative biography, this insightful volume sensitively explores the lived experience of chronic pain. Confronting the language of pain and the paradox of writing about personal pain, Communicating Pain is a personal response to the ...

A Visual History of HIV/AIDS Exploring The Face of AIDS film archive

A Visual History of HIV/AIDS: Exploring The Face of AIDS film archive

1st Edition

Edited By Elisabet Björklund, Mariah Larsson
July 09, 2018

The Face of AIDS film archive at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, consists of more than 700 hours of unedited and edited footage, shot over a period of more than thirty years and all over the world by filmmaker and journalist Staffan Hildebrand. The material documents the HIV/AIDS pandemic ...

Meaning-making Methods for Coping with Serious Illness

Meaning-making Methods for Coping with Serious Illness

1st Edition

By Fereshteh Ahmadi, Nader Ahmadi
June 08, 2018

This book provides an alternative, complementary approach to the existing conventional approaches to religious and spiritually oriented coping. By focusing on the role of culture, the authors take into account the methods employed by a vast number of people who do not directly identify themselves ...

Medicine, Health and Being Human

Medicine, Health and Being Human

1st Edition

Edited By Lesa Scholl
May 14, 2018

Medicine, Health and Being Human begins a conversation to explore how the medical has defined us: that is, the ways in which perspectives of medicine and health have affected cultural understandings of what it means to be human. With chapters that span from the early modern period through to the ...

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