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Routledge Advances in the Medical Humanities


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Storytelling Encounters as Medical Education: Crafting Relational Identity

Storytelling Encounters as Medical Education: Crafting Relational Identity

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Sally G. Warmington
October 21, 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...

Reconsidering Dementia Narratives: Empathy, Identity and Care

Reconsidering Dementia Narratives: Empathy, Identity and Care

1st Edition

Rebecca Bitenc
July 19, 2019

Reconsidering Dementia Narratives explores the role of narrative in developing new ways of understanding, interacting with, and caring for people with dementia. It asks how the stories we tell about dementia – in fiction, life writing and film – both reflect and shape the way we think about this...

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

A. O. Mahendran
July 10, 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...

Dementia and Literature: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Dementia and Literature: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

1st Edition

Tess Maginess
June 06, 2019

Dementia is an urgent global concern, often termed a widespread ‘problem’, ‘tragedy’ or ‘burden’ and a subject best addressed by health and social policy and practice. However, creative writers can offer powerful and imaginative insights into the experience of dementia across cultures and over time...

Thinking with Metaphors in Medicine: The State of the Art

Thinking with Metaphors in Medicine: The State of the Art

1st Edition

Alan Bleakley
May 07, 2019

While medical language is soaked in metaphor, and thinking with metaphor is central to diagnostic work, medicine – that is, medical culture, clinical practice and medical education – outwardly rejects metaphor for objective, literal scientific language. This thought-provoking book argues that this...

Person-centred Health Care: Balancing the Welfare of Clinicians and Patients

Person-centred Health Care: Balancing the Welfare of Clinicians and Patients

1st Edition

Stephen Buetow
March 28, 2019

Person-centred health care is increasingly endorsed as a key element of high-quality care, yet, in practice, it often means patient-centred health care. This book scrutinizes the principle of primacy of patient welfare, which, although deeply embedded in health professionalism, is long overdue for...

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

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

1st Edition

Stephanie Potocka de Montalk
November 01, 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

Elisabet Björklund, Mariah Larsson
July 26, 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

Fereshteh Ahmadi, Nader Ahmadi
June 14, 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

Lesa Scholl
May 31, 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...

Learning Disability and Inclusion Phobia: Past, Present, Future

Learning Disability and Inclusion Phobia: Past, Present, Future

1st Edition

C. F. Goodey
December 21, 2017

The social position of learning disabled people has shifted rapidly over the last 20 years, from long-stay institutions, first into community homes and day centres, and now to a currently emerging goal of "ordinary lives" for individuals using person-centred support and personal budgets. These...

Person-centred Primary Care: Searching for the Self

Person-centred Primary Care: Searching for the Self

1st Edition

Christopher Dowrick
November 22, 2017

Primary care, grounded in the provision of continuous comprehensive person-centred care, is of paramount importance in the delivery of accessible and effective health care around the world. The central notion of person-centred care, however, relies on often-unexamined concepts of self, or...

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