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Medicine Unboxed: a one day conference on medicine, the arts and values

  • Royal Holloway London (map)

Medicine Unboxed engages the public and front-line NHS staff with a view of medicine that is infused and elaborated by the humanities. Our theme this year is Medicine and Values. We think of medicine as simply fact-based, efficient and scientifically robust. These arbiters can become the measures of good medicine. However, medicine is infused with judgments of value - individually for doctors and patients but also in medical science, for society, for policy-makers and health economists. Ethics, law and religion inform duties and rights in medicine, through principles and values. Speakers this year include the Rev. John Bell, John Carey, Lionel Shriver, Jo Shapcott, Ray Tallis, Paul Bailey, Tom Isaacs, Michael Arditti and Havi Carel

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Later Event: April 26
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