Conference snapshot: Medicine of the Person 71st Annual Meeting 14-17 August 2019, Teplá, Czech Republic

Early in 2019 we discovered the writing of physician and counsellor Paul Tournier (1898-1986), and his approach within medicine that considers the whole person, including psychological, social and spiritual aspects. Delving further into his work, we discovered the International Association for the Medicine of the Person (Médecine de la Personne: …

NRS Mental Health Network ASM: Unexpected Reality Check

In 2018, I graduated from a prestigious, high-ranking UK university with a MSc in Sociology. The graduation was surreal. The overall experience was HORRIBLE. That university’s attitude, in my experience, was dreadful. From superficial ‘formal dinners’ full of overdressed, drunk postgrads complaining about how much they hate the pretentious environment …

My experience of organising a self-defense workshop for PGR students

Last year I was attacked by two criminals on the bus. In that moment, my brain was blank, and everything was too quick for me. Not surprisingly, I got injured. My arm was broken and I have been shocked by everything that happened that night. I stopped studying at that …

Organising the Edinburgh Symposium for the International Consortium for Dementia and Wayfinding

When conducting my literature review, I found that there are pockets of research around the world about people with dementia who get lost or go ‘missing’, but that there seemed to be no platform for knowledge exchange.   So, in collaboration with a Canadian PhD student who I had met on …