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Welcome to the Medical Humanities Network

Welcome to the Glasgow University Medical Humanities Network, supported by the Wellcome Trust. The medical humanities complement, contextualise and critique purely biomedical, technological or other reductive accounts of what it means to experience illness, encounter disease or transact a therapeutic relationship. In addressing how we comprehend health, sickness, disease and “the embodied life”, such concerns are examined from a range of professional and patient perspectives. This website is intended to act as a forum to connect individuals working across a range of disciplines and practices at the University of Glasgow, who are interested in the intersections of medicine, culture, and the arts and humanities. Megan Coyer & Hannah Tweed

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Project: Death Café

Death Café

As part of the Global Interventions at the End of Life project we’re doing research into Death Cafés. We are interested in the Death Café movement as a cultural intervention: asking how they work, who is operating them and why, their benefits and effects, how they are changing as the interest increases, and whether it’s possible to measure their impact.

We organised our first Death Café in the nearby village of Thornhill in April 2015, with the aim of engaging with our Dumfries and Galloway community and helping local people talk about death and dying.