Medical Humanities and General Practice Research and Education Workshop

Category: GP - Other

Date: March 14th 2013

Location: Royal College of General Practitioners, Euston Road, London. NW1 2FB

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The aims of this Education and Research Workshop will be to:

  • Introduce participants to the idea of medical humanities
  • Outline ways in which ideas from this field can influence key issues for contemporary general practice
  • Discuss how best to integrate these ideas into current educational programmes for the benefit of current and future practitioners
  • Indicate ways in which practitioners may get involved in medical humanities research
  • Develop specific proposals by which medical humanities ideas would take forward research in general practice.

This workshop has evolved from a meeting of the RCGP Medical Humanities Special Interest Group which met in September 2011 to discuss links between the emerging academic field of Medical Humanities and current challenges for general practice. The group was held in London but hosted by Durham University’s Centre for Medical Humanities. A number of themes emerged at this meeting and in subsequent events for GP trainers and academics which have suggested a wider forum for discussion and dissemination would be useful.

This event is aimed at working GPs, academic GPs, trainees and other primary care staff who are interested in extending the evidence base and research context for their work.

Most of the costs of the Workshop will be provided but there is a registration fee of £30 to help cover refreshments. An application for CPD is underway with the RCGP.

Full details of the programme and how to register can be found here.

Places are limited so please register soon!

Funded by the CMH, Durham University with support from the Wellcome Trust