Responding to the Challenges of COVID-19

Another essay! This time answering the question: How might scholarship addressing the social and ethical context of health and illness help us respond to the challenges of COVID-19? To understand how best to meet the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic a diverse body ofmultidisciplinary scholarship must be generated and consulted to address the unique challenges … Continue reading Responding to the Challenges of COVID-19

Communicating with Patients

This is an essay I wrote for my Social and Ethical Context of Heath and Illness Module answering the question: What research have you read and what contact with patients have you had which can help inform your communication with patients in the future? Do get in touch if you want to have a discussion! … Continue reading Communicating with Patients

Reflections on Radical Care

The solid meaning of life is always the same eternal thing - the marriage, namely of some unhabitual idea, however special, with some fidelity, courage and endurance, with some man’s or woman’s painWilliam James I have recently moved into university accommodation. As a result I’ve had alot of encounters, with a wide variety of people. … Continue reading Reflections on Radical Care

Radical Healthcare Pt4: The Young Lords: Health Activism and Militancy

The Young Lords Party (YLP) were a Latino political and social action movement which existed in 1969-72 in the United States. Jose ( Cha-Cha) Jimenez was one of the founders of the Young Lords Organisation -a street gang- which later turned into the YLP, a community organisation . A frequenter of jails, Jimenez’s encounters with … Continue reading Radical Healthcare Pt4: The Young Lords: Health Activism and Militancy

Radical Healthcare Pt 3: Women, Jinwar and Liberation

The Radical Healthcare series will be exploring healthcare models that intersect with progressive left wing branches of political thought. In the third part of the series I’ll introduce you to a contemporary healthcare struggle taking place in Rojava, Kurdistan. I’ll be particularly focusing on the women’s organising taking place in the female only ecological commune … Continue reading Radical Healthcare Pt 3: Women, Jinwar and Liberation

Radical Healthcare Pt2: Social Ecology

The Radical Healthcare series will be exploring healthcare models that intersect with progressive left wing branches of political thought. The second part of the series with be exploring the Anarchist philosophy of 'social ecology' and its relation to healthcare. Radical is derived from the Latin word for root- 'radic'. Despite the brazen and unorthodox connotations … Continue reading Radical Healthcare Pt2: Social Ecology