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Routledge Advances in the Medical Humanities


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Reconsidering Dementia Narratives: Empathy, Identity and Care

Reconsidering Dementia Narratives: Empathy, Identity and Care

1st Edition

Forthcoming

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...

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...

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

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

1st Edition

Carol-Ann Farkas
August 25, 2017

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...

Dementia and Literature: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Dementia and Literature: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

1st Edition

Tess Maginess
August 14, 2017

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...

Bodies and Suffering: Emotions and Relations of Care

Bodies and Suffering: Emotions and Relations of Care

1st Edition

Ana Dragojlovic, Alex Broom
July 27, 2017

This book is a critical response to a range of problems – some theoretical, others empirical – that shape questions surrounding the lived experience of suffering. It explores how moral and ethical questions of personal suffering are experienced, contested, negotiated and institutionalised. Bodies...

Thinking with Metaphors in Medicine: The State of the Art

Thinking with Metaphors in Medicine: The State of the Art

1st Edition

Alan Bleakley
June 23, 2017

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...

Digital Storytelling in Health and Social Policy: Listening to Marginalised Voices

Digital Storytelling in Health and Social Policy: Listening to Marginalised Voices

1st Edition

Nicole Matthews, Naomi Sunderland
April 13, 2017

As digital life stories continue to assume more and more significance across a range of institutions, so too does their potential to bring into focus once marginalised and neglected voices. Breaking new ground by reframing multimedia life stories as a resource for education, public health, and...

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