Dystopic science fiction provides a reference points for our anxieties during a time of global change.
Pandemic fiction is more popular than ever – but what these books and movies offer us isn’t as straightforward as you might think.
Students ponder the meaning of Jinamoom by Peggy Griffiths at the Ian Potter Museum of Art.
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Can empathy be taught to students in the healthcare professions? A groundbreaking project is using visual art to ensure they pay attention to the whole person, not just the disease.
A little girl in Sudan gets treated by physiotherapist Fatima Mohamed.
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Many medical disciplines have started encouraging their students to embrace lessons from the arts and humanities. Physiotherapy is lagging behind.
Oliver Sacks died of cancer this past week.
Sacks was able to communicate the fascinating workings of the brain in ways that evoked understanding and compassion.
A newborn baby undergoes music therapy at a hospital in Slovakia. The hospital uses music therapy to treat infants who have been separated from their mothers.
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From serving newborns to treating hospice patients, music can be used in medical and psychological treatment with surprising – and real – results.
Helen Macdonald, winner of the 2014 Costa Book of the Year.
Whatever your opinion of book prizes, they remain a useful tool for understanding what is popular in the literary world. The Costa Book of the Year, awarded this year to Helen Macdonald for her book H…