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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630374/classifying-the-body-in-marlene-dumas-the-image-as-burden
#1
Anthea Gordon
Medical photography, and in particular dermatological imagery, is often assumed to provide an objective, and functional, representation of disease and that it can act as a diagnostic aid. By contrast, artistic conceptions of the images of the body tend to focus on interpretative heterogeneity and ambiguity, aiming to create or explore meaning rather than enact a particular function. In her 2015 retrospective exhibition at the Tate Modern, South African artist Marlene Dumas questions these disciplinary divides by using medical imagery (among other photographic sources) as the basis for her portraits...
June 19, 2017: Medical Humanities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596218/health-related-shame-an-affective-determinant-of-health
#2
Luna Dolezal, Barry Lyons
Despite shame being recognised as a powerful force in the clinical encounter, it is underacknowledged, under-researched and undertheorised in the contexts of health and medicine. In this paper we make two claims. The first is that emotional or affective states, in particular shame, can have a significant impact on health, illness and health-related behaviours. We outline four possible processes through which this might occur: (1) acute shame avoidance behaviour; (2) chronic shame health-related behaviours; (3) stigma and social status threat and (4) biological mechanisms...
June 8, 2017: Medical Humanities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495908/towards-cultural-materialism-in-the-medical-humanities-the-case-of-blood-rejuvenation
#3
Catherine Oakley
This paper argues for an approach within the medical humanities that draws on the theoretical legacy of cultural materialism as a framework for reading cultural practices and their relationship to the social and economic order. It revisits the origins and development of cultural materialism in cultural studies and literary studies between the 1970s and 1990s and considers how, with adaptation, this methodology might facilitate ideological criticism focused on material formations of health, disease and the human body...
May 11, 2017: Medical Humanities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468847/chief-complaint-he-predicts-earthquakes
#4
Ron Louie
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 3, 2017: Medical Humanities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465320/handsome-cat
#5
Kevin Dueck
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2, 2017: Medical Humanities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450412/the-art-of-medicine-arts-based-training-in-observation-and-mindfulness-for-fostering-the-empathic-response-in-medical-residents
#6
Joyce Zazulak, May Sanaee, Andrea Frolic, Nicole Knibb, Eve Tesluk, Edward Hughes, Lawrence E M Grierson
Empathy is an essential attribute for medical professionals. Yet, evidence indicates that medical learners' empathy levels decline dramatically during medical school. Training in evidence-based observation and mindfulness has the potential to bolster the acquisition and demonstration of empathic behaviours for medical learners. In this prospective cohort study, we explore the impact of a course in arts-based visual literacy and mindfulness practice (Art of Seeing) on the empathic response of medical residents engaged in obstetrics and gynaecology and family medicine training...
April 27, 2017: Medical Humanities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450411/bedside-manner
#7
Michael J Passmore
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 27, 2017: Medical Humanities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442488/paroxysms
#8
Andrew R L Medford
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 25, 2017: Medical Humanities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424216/white-coat
#9
Aparna Sajja
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 19, 2017: Medical Humanities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400406/pillow-talk
#10
Jiena Sun
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 11, 2017: Medical Humanities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389551/on-shame-and-voice-hearing
#11
Angela Woods
Hearing voices in the absence of another speaker-what psychiatry terms an auditory verbal hallucination-is often associated with a wide range of negative emotions. Mainstream clinical research addressing the emotional dimensions of voice-hearing has tended to treat these as self-evident, undifferentiated and so effectively interchangeable. But what happens when a richer, more nuanced understanding of specific emotions is brought to bear on the analysis of distressing voices? This article draws findings from the 'What is it like to hear voices' study conducted as part of the interdisciplinary Hearing the Voice project into conversation with philosopher Dan Zahavi's Self and Other: Exploring Subjectivity, Empathy and Shame to consider how a focus on shame can open up new questions about the experience of hearing voices...
April 7, 2017: Medical Humanities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385880/can-narrative-medicine-education-contribute-to-the-delivery-of-compassionate-care-a-review-of-the-literature
#12
Sarah Barber, Carlos J Moreno-Leguizamon
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 6, 2017: Medical Humanities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363990/a-dirty-little-secret-stigma-shame-and-hepatitis-c-in-the-health-setting
#13
Jane Megan Northrop
While recent medical innovation shows great promise in treating hepatitis C (HCV), it remains a condition associated with profound stigma. HCV is a bloodborne virus (BBV) most commonly transmitted in high-income countries by injecting drug use, and it is the stigmatising association between the two which is deeply problematic for those with HCV. A qualitative study undertaken in 2002 found that disclosure in health settings places those with HCV in positions of pronounced vulnerability. Disclosure is a primal scene, an interface, where the stigma of HCV, replete with connotations of disease and deviance, potentially transforms those affected into shamed subjects...
March 31, 2017: Medical Humanities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559371/identity-law-policy-and-communicating-mental-health
#14
Peter Bartlett
This paper reflects on the special edition, Communicating Mental Health, from the perspective of a legal academic with an interest in the service user rights and in United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. It is argued that the special edition demonstrates the breadth of the medical model but also that the medical model remains firmly in place in academic understanding of mental disability. The paper questions what this means for identity formation of people with lived experience of mental disability and how we should conceptualise mental disability in the future...
June 2017: Medical Humanities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559370/listen-and-learn-engaging-young-people-their-families-and-schools-in-early-intervention-research
#15
Charlotte Connor
Recent policy guidelines highlight the importance of increasing the identification of young people at risk of developing mental health problems in order to prevent their transition to long-term problems, avoid crisis and remove the need for care through specialist mental health services or hospitalisation. Early awareness of the often insidious behavioural and cognitive changes associated with deteriorating mental well-being, however, is difficult, but it is vital if young people, their families and those who work with them are to be fully equipped with the skills to aid early help-seeking...
June 2017: Medical Humanities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559369/if-psychosis-were-cancer-a-speculative-comparison
#16
Michael Larkin, Zoƫ Boden, Elizabeth Newton
Recently, health policy in the UK has begun to engage with the concept of 'parity of esteem' between physical and mental healthcare. This has led one recent initiative to improve service provision for first episode psychosis, which aims to bring it into line with some of the principles underpinning good practice in cancer care. In this paper, we consider some of the metaphorical consequences of likening psychosis to cancer. While we find the comparison unhelpful for clinical purposes, we argue that it can be a helpful lens through which to examine service provision for psychosis in young people...
June 2017: Medical Humanities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559368/a-crisis-of-meaning-can-schizophrenia-survive-in-the-21st-century
#17
Jerry Tew
Both within clinical and wider societal discourses, the term 'schizophrenia' has achieved considerable potency as a signifier, privileging particular conceptual frames for understanding and responding to mental distress. However, its status has been subject to instability, as it has lacked indisputable biological correlates that would anchor its place within the canon of medical diagnosis. Informed by a semiotic perspective, this paper focuses on its recent history: how 'schizophrenia' has been claimed, appropriated and contested-and how this connects with its earlier history of signification...
June 2017: Medical Humanities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559367/-she-sits-all-day-in-the-attitude-depicted-in-the-photo-photography-and-the-psychiatric-patient-in-the-late-nineteenth-century
#18
Katherine D B Rawling
The links between mental state and art in all its various forms and media have long been of interest to historians, critics, artists, patients and doctors. Photographs of patients constitute an extensive but largely unexplored archive that can be used to recover patient experience in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. The camera and the photograph became tools to communicate information about mental ill health between doctors, their patients and their colleagues. They were published in textbooks and journals, exhibited, exchanged and pasted into medical case books alongside case notes...
June 2017: Medical Humanities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559366/heritage-and-stigma-co-producing-and-communicating-the-histories-of-mental-health-and-learning-disability
#19
Rob Ellis
University engagement with mental health services has traditionally been informed by the vocational and pedagogical links between the two sectors. However, a growth in the interest in public history and in the history of mental healthcare has offered new opportunities for those in the humanities to engage new audiences and to challenge perceptions about care in the past. The introduction of the 'impact agenda' and related funding streams has further encouraged academics to contribute to historical debates, and to those concerning current services...
June 2017: Medical Humanities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559365/-trapped-in-the-labyrinth-exploring-mental-illness-through-devised-theatrical-performance
#20
Paul Patterson, Persephone Sextou
Mental health difficulties remain a major source of burden and distress for individuals, families, health and social care providers with stigma a key target for educational campaigns attempting to improve care pathways and access to support. Stigma is a multifaceted concept having a range of drivers including shame and is thought to act as a barrier to successful help seeking and engagement with support services. The current paper explores some of the salient themes that emerged from a British university drama project on the impact of symptoms and behaviours associated with a severe mental health condition on a young couple's relationship and reflects on the opportunities for connection with an audience provided by the medium and experience...
June 2017: Medical Humanities
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