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Medical Humanities Conference: The Art of Compassion.

The University of Southampton Faculty of Medicine looks forward to hosting the Association of Medical Humanities Annual Conference from 7th – 9th July 2014.

The theme of the conference is ‘The Art of Compassion’ which aims to explore and share the extent to which medical humanities can generate understanding and maximise its potential to transform medical practice. It is hoped that this conference will contribute to the current debate around compassion and the development of compassionate practice in healthcare.

Diverse speakers and workshops will enable the conference to consider the nature of compassion from historical, philosophical, cultural and global perspectives as well as probe current issues such as, whether compassion can be taught or learned; how possible or desirable it is to incentivise compassion in a healthcare system and how the challenges of sustaining compassion can be met.

Conference organisers are calling for papers and presentations now.

More information here.

 

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