Caring and Sharing: Health and Humanities in Today's World

Falcato, A. C. S. (Invited speaker)

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Description

Over the last few decades, Medical Humanities (MH) have shown how aesthetic and humanistic tools can inform an approach to health and illness that places the clinical relation at the centre of a multi- and interdisciplinary approach to healthcare.

Following recent developments in MH, the SHARE Project – Health and Humanities Acting Together – has been actively involved in this emergent area in terms of research, education / training and fieldwork, thus contributing to a narrative transformation of health and health care (Charon et al. 2017). At the end of an intensive three-year project with inter/national work and diversified activities, this final meeting offers a timely platform for sharing the outcomes of such involvement with an extended audience and for debating issues such as the limits and the potentialities of narrative within health care, the boundaries of MH and Narrative Medicine (NM), as well as the impact of using humanistic tools and methods in health care settings and educational contexts.

Given the general increase of MH around the world, as well as the crucial challenges this development poses and the academic opportunities it creates, this international conference will offer an adequate venue for other research groups, academics and projects from around the world to promote exchange of knowledge, research outputs and experiences. It will also create opportunities for networking and fostering future research collaborations.

The conference will bring together researchers coming from multidisciplinary, mutually fertilising domains, such as literature and the arts, philosophy, sociology, psychology, anthropology, pharmacy, medicine, nursing, physiotherapy, and bioethics.

Accordingly, the conference target audience is mixed: from physicians and other healthcare professionals to medical humanities scholars and students.

This event will count on the presence of leading scholars in the MH and NM field, including the SHARE project consultant, Rita Charon.

Period24 Jun 202126 Jun 2021
Event typeConference
LocationPortugal
Degree of RecognitionInternational