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What is working in medicine really like?
Caring for patients can be a transformative experience. On The Nocturnists podcast, doctors share stories of joy, sorrow, and self-discovery. Based on the live storytelling event of the same name, and hosted by physician Emily Silverman, this podcast is animated by a deep-seated curiosity about mortality, human connection, and how best to care for each other.
Conversations and interviews about current events, cutting edge topics, social justice and global crises from a medical and health humanities perspective, from the team behind the British Medical Journal's Medical Humanities blog.
Join hosts Jeremie, Brian, and Taylor as they hang out and have an unapologetic, unpolished and unfiltered discussion about what it's like to live life with a disease, in the hopes of finding humour in an otherwise taboo and sometimes dark subject.
It has long been known that comics are “not just for kids”. Over the past decade the underrated medium of graphic novels has begun to receive recognition and acclaim from literary critics, academics, and broadsheet reviewers. Often drawing on direct experience, the author of the graphic novel builds a world into which the reader is drawn. Amongst the growing number of autobiographical works, titles dealing directly with the patient experience of illness or caring for others with an illness are to be found.
Maryam makes the case for why medical students and professionals need to study not only science, but also literature. She wants to suggest that what we have forgotten in the medical world is the “human” side, and an engagement with the arts and humanities is how we bring it back.
Troubled by patients being viewed as victims of their diseases, Dr Lucie Wilk explores the scientific evidence for the importance of a paradigm shift: away from victimisation and toward empowerment. After all, by ignoring the effect of the mind on our bodies, we are missing an important ingredient in successful healthcare.