Conference 2018

MIND READING:

THE ROLE OF NARRATIVE IN PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH AND THE EXPERIENCE OF ILLNESS

18th-19th June 2018

University of Birmingham

Do clinicians and patients speak the same language? How might we bridge the evident gaps in communication? How can we use narrative to foster clinical relationships? Or to care for the carers? How does illness impact upon our sense of self?

This two-day programme of talks and workshops is a collaboration between the University of Birmingham, UCD Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and the Diseases of Modern Life and Constructing Scientific Communities Projects at St Anne’s College, Oxford. Together we seek to explore productive interactions between narrative and mental health both historically and in the present day. Bringing together psychologists, psychiatrists, GPs, service users, and historians of literature and medicine, we will investigate the patient experience through the prism of literature and personal narrative to inform patient-centred care and practice, and focus on ways in which literature might be beneficial in cases of burnout and sympathy fatigue.

A DRAFT PROGRAMME IS AVAILABLE HERE: Mind Reading Programme

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN AND PLACES CAN BE BOOKED HERE

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION REGARDING THE VENUE, TRANSPORT, AND ACCOMMODATION, PLEASE VISIT THE UNIVERSITY’S SITE HERE

This event has been approved for 12 CPD points by the College of Psychiatrists of Ireland.

Attendance certificates will also be available for those who wish to claim CPD points from the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

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