Art and literature could make doctors more competent and humane | Rachel Pugh
Rachel Pugh: Could studying the arts provide the cultural shift that medics need to deal better with patients and avoid scandals such as Mid Staffs
Shrink and the Sage : Julian Baggini, Antonia Macaro
Shrink and the Sage, Julian Baggini, Antonia Macaro, Should we be happy pessimists?How much should we care about our appearance?What should you do before you die?Philosopher Julian Baggini and therapist Antonia Macaro present their unique brand of self-help – with a distinctly cerebral edge.From what Aristotle can teach us about practical wisdom to how the work of psychologists such as Daniel Kahneman can improve our decision-making, they offer eminently practical advice to many common…
Living on borrowed time? The changing frontiers of the NHS debate
The author of 'The Plot Against the NHS' discusses the political struggle over England's national health service and considers what those determined to save it can still do.
Leaving Alexandria: A Memoir of Faith and Doubt
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In Defence of Wonder and Other Philosophical Reflections
Buy In Defence of Wonder and Other Philosophical Reflections 1 by Tallis, Raymond (ISBN: 9781844655250) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.
How to Forget - Marius Brill; | Foyles Bookstore
A book of laughter and regretting Magicov the Magnificent, great illusionist, earns his living entertaining the geriatrics of Lotus House Care-home. But Mr Magicov (also known as Peter) envies them - they've mastered a trick that eludes him. They can forget. There are so many things Peter yearns to forget: the shameful moment an eight-year-old wrecked his life; the FBI agent who hunted him like a dog; that suitcase stuffed with a million pounds. More than anything Peter wants to forget Kate…
""I approach my practice as a contemplative activity. My images are often derived from fragments of medieval paintings, frescoes and icons. Recently the hand has provided a focus for my work, a framework for the exploration of frailty, vulnerability and the presence of the divine." Jake Lever, exhibiting at Medicine Unboxed 2012.