Birkbeck Medical Humanities Reading Group: 6 June 2019, 14.30-16.00

The next session of the reading group, led by Dr Anne Hanley, will be held on 6 June 2019, 14.30-16.00, Room 106, 43 Gordon Square. The session will focus on the doctor-patient relationship, with a particular focus on questions of care and the ethics of care. The readings are:

  • Rachel Clarke, Your Life in My Hands: A Junior Doctor’s Story (London: Metro Books, 2017), chapter 6 (‘Callousness’).
  • Sally Wilde, ‘The Elephants in the Doctor-Patient Relationship: Patients’ Clinical Interactions and the Changing Surgical Landscape of the 1890s’, Health and History (2007): 2–27.

The readings for each session are held in a shared Dropbox folder. If you need access, email (include your Dropbox-linked email address, if you have one).

Save the date for the following session on 4 July, 14.30-16.00, which will be led by Dr Rebekah Cupitt with a focus on deaf ways of seeing through film-making techniques and visual media technologies. Details of readings and viewings will be sent out closer to the time.

Everyone is welcome at the reading group. There is no need to book.

The Birkbeck Medical Humanities Reading Group aims to create a space in which academics, clinicians and students can come together to explore key readings, ideas and materials in the field of medical humanities. Our endeavour is to find ways of talking across the different disciplines of the humanities and medicine, and we welcome participation from colleagues and students interested and engaged in these areas. For details of previous sessions, please click here.


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