Health, Medicine and Agency

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Created: 2018-12-03 08:55
Institution: Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
Description: In what ways do individuals influence the kinds of medical treatment options widely available? The “Health, medicine and agency” research network posits that patient agency has been a central factor in shaping processes of medicalisation and biomedicalisation across a broad range of geographical and cultural contexts. In recent history, patient 'expertise' has been the driving force behind a wide range of social movements in the health sphere, from natural childbirth and euthanasia request to the rejection of compulsory vaccinations and unregulated use of antibiotics. The associated risks to health, fiercely polarized public opinion, and emergent subjectivities that have accompanied such social movements invite critical exploration. “Heath, medicine and agency” brings into focus the growing importance of, and controversies surrounding, individual and patient agency by adopting an interdisciplinary perspective, thereby engaging work in the humanities, social and medical sciences, and creative arts.


Themes

Michaelmas Term 2018: Patient Needs
Lent Term 2019: Patient experience
Website: http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/programmes/health-medicine-and-agency
 

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Health Medicine Agency Research Network

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An introduction to the Health Medicine Agency Research Network at CRASSH, 2018 – 2021
http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/programmes/health-medicine-and-agency

Collection: Health, Medicine and Agency

Institution: Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

Created: Mon 7 Sep 2020


Health, Medicine and Agency - 13 May 2019 - Patients, Health Experiences and Collective Action

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Roundtable

Dr Tracey Loughran (Reader in History, University of Essex)

Dr Kate Mahoney (Research Associate in History, University of Essex)

Dr Robert Pralat (Research...

Collection: Health, Medicine and Agency

Institution: Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

Created: Tue 14 May 2019


Health, Medicine and Agency - 19 November 2018 - Patient Needs: Medical Technologies, (In)Equalities and New Imaginary...

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Round table

Dr Cathy Herbrand (Reader in Medical Sociology,Centre for Reproduction Research, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, De Montfort University)
Dr Manuela Perrotta ...

Collection: Health, Medicine and Agency

Institution: Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

Created: Mon 3 Dec 2018


Health, Medicine and Agency - 2 June 2020 - The Relationship Between Health and Stigma

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Dr Brigit McWade (Lancaster University)
Stop ‘Sucking off the Stigma’: Refusing Mental Health Anti-Stigma Campaigns

This paper examines the cultural and political economy of...

Collection: Health, Medicine and Agency

Institution: Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

Created: Fri 5 Jun 2020