BAAL Health & Science Communication SIG Workshop 28th November 2016 “Experiences of illness and death: learning from the discourses of realities and fictions”
Hosted by the Faculty of Well-being, Education and Language Studies The Open University, Milton Keynes
“Any serious illness is a medical event, but it is lived in narrative terms” wrote Andrew Solomon in a recent article for The Guardian. This workshop will focus on these ‘lived’ and ‘narrative’ aspects of the experience of illness and death from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Accounts of illness and dying by patients, carers and healthcare professionals have been at the heart the medical humanities for several decades.