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03/28/2012

Dukan Diet Doctor Proposal May Be Extreme, But Isn’t Entirely Wrong

A controversial diet guru in France, Dr. Pierre Dukan, has raised a lot of eyebrows and ire for proposing that all high-school students in France, in order to graduate, pass a weight exam. And Dr. Dukan doesn’t mean weights and measures or conversions from grams to pounds. He means beating the battle of the bulge or being skinny enough to leave high school in France.

Dr. Dukan, under ethics investigation for some of his practices such making too much money off of his diet plan, say French officials, and ignoring the ethics rule that “doctors must consider the impact of their comments on the public”.…

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03/25/2012

Poet Sheila Black considers pain, disability, selfhood and ‘the problem of normal’

Interesting blog posting by Robin Amer about how poet Sheila Black has been inspired by the depictions of pain and selfhood evident in the work of Freida Kahlo.

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03/25/2012

Poet Sheila Black considers pain, disability, selfhood and ‘the problem of normal’

Interesting blog posting by Robin Amer about how poet Sheila Black has been inspired by the depictions of pain and selfhood evident in the work of Freida Kahlo.

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03/21/2012

Medical Humanities and Engagement Grants

Medical Humanities and Engagement (MH&E) Grants provides funding for high-quality research and activities in the fields of medical humanities and public engagement with biomedical science. They aim to build and maintain research capacity in medical history and biomedical ethics while capitalising on opportunities to support the broader medical humanities.

The team manages the funding committees and associated budgets for the division’s grant programmes, monitors active grant portfolios, reports on outcomes and outputs of grants, evaluates the impact of Trust-funded projects and supports grantholders with their awards.

Details of the internship

You will be involved in capturing and presenting the outcomes of our funded research and activities. You will get a sense of what and how we fund, and you will have the opportunity to meet researchers and science communicators and attend some funded events.

In addition, you will help to plan and deliver public engagement grantholder packs and work with advisors to develop a framework for creative workshops in public engagement, helping to develop our grant-making capacity. You will also help to coordinate the planning and implementation of an event to celebrate five years of the Arts Awards.

Specific requirements

In addition to meeting the general eligibility criteria, you will need to be studying for a degree in life sciences or medical humanities and have good writing and communication skills. Some previous experience of devising and collating content for the web would be useful, and an interest in the work of the MH&E Division (in particular, science communication, public engagement, medical humanities, the history of medicine and/or biomedical ethics) will be an advantage.

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03/21/2012

Medical Humanities and Engagement Grants

Medical Humanities and Engagement (MH&E) Grants provides funding for high-quality research and activities in the fields of medical humanities and public engagement with biomedical science. They aim to build and maintain research capacity in medical history and biomedical ethics while capitalising on opportunities to support the broader medical humanities.

The team manages the funding committees and associated budgets for the division’s grant programmes, monitors active grant portfolios, reports on outcomes and outputs of grants, evaluates the impact of Trust-funded projects and supports grantholders with their awards.

Details of the internship

You will be involved in capturing and presenting the outcomes of our funded research and activities. You will get a sense of what and how we fund, and you will have the opportunity to meet researchers and science communicators and attend some funded events.

In addition, you will help to plan and deliver public engagement grantholder packs and work with advisors to develop a framework for creative workshops in public engagement, helping to develop our grant-making capacity. You will also help to coordinate the planning and implementation of an event to celebrate five years of the Arts Awards.

Specific requirements

In addition to meeting the general eligibility criteria, you will need to be studying for a degree in life sciences or medical humanities and have good writing and communication skills. Some previous experience of devising and collating content for the web would be useful, and an interest in the work of the MH&E Division (in particular, science communication, public engagement, medical humanities, the history of medicine and/or biomedical ethics) will be an advantage.

More details here

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03/21/2012

Forgetting mind wandering…?

A recent post at Neuroskeptic discusses whether neuroimaging studies may provide a misleading picture of the brain. The issue is made relevant due to recent studies that demonstrate that for simple tasks, the brains were more or less globally active: Both studies found that pretty much the whole brain “lit up” when people are doing […]

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03/15/2012

The March Issue of AJOB is Now Online

The American Journal of Bioethics is proud to announce that its March issue, a special issue discussing issues related to lying in medicine, is now available online.

In this issue Samia Hurst and Nicolas Tavaglione discuss when it is permissible for physicians to lie on behalf of their patients. For example, in cases where insurance coverage is key to gaining access to needed therapy, a physician may, rightfully on Tavaglione and Hurst’s view, bend the truth to ensure that the patient has access to care. Agree? Disagree? Click here to read what the commentators on this article have to say.…

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03/13/2012

A Bird’s Eye View of Cans of Worms….

A quick note of thanks to you, the readers of this blog, for hanging in there for a few months, while I took a bit of a sabbatical from blog-writing to focus on projects undertaken while I was at the … Continue reading

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03/11/2012

Meet Our New Co-Editor-in-Chief, Summer Johnson McGee, PhD

Dr. Summer Johnson McGee graduated from Indiana University with two Bachelor of Arts degrees, Summa Cum Laude in Philosophy and in Bioethics, the latter an individualized major she designed, for which she received the Richard D. Young Award for Development of a New Major (2003) and the Herman B. Wells Most Outstanding Senior Award from the Chancellor of IU. She simultaneously completed undergraduate training in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Worcester College, Oxford University in 2001-2002. At IU she received the Lilly Community Endowment Fellowship (4 years), and was Chancellor’s Scholar, Dean’s List (all semesters), Phi Beta Kappa, Golden Key, and Phi Eta Sigma.…

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03/11/2012

Retelling familiar tales of pregnancy and birth in European cultures

CALL FOR PAPERS: Retelling familiar tales of pregnancy and birth in European culturesTues 3rd-Weds 4th July 2012, OxfordPurpose of conferenceThis conference aims to bring together leading specialists from a range of the medical humanities with healthca...

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