Metaphors and Malignancy in Senator McCain’s Cancer Diagnosis

Article published on Nursing Clio

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Being Human/Being Animal

Come listen to me talk about cancer in The Hunterian Museum on the 19th Using the specimens and objects from the collections of the Hunterian Museum, this event will highlight what animals have taught us about ‘being human’ in the histories of health and medicine. Book your free tickets here.

Quackery in the Twenty First Century

I've been following the case of 'The Wellness Warrior', Jess Ainscough, for some time now. She eschewed conventional remedies for her epithelioid sarcoma (cancer), taking on a constellation of alternative remedies (including the infamous Gerson Protocol) and championing 'natural' living as a way to live healthily and survive. She built up an impressive commercial empire.... Continue Reading →

My Best Lesson

This lesson allowed students to talk about and question ideas and beliefs that they probably had not previously considered. They extrapolated from their own feelings of individual injustice an understanding about society as a whole. The lesson is just one way for them to have a go at constructing their own value systems and think... Continue Reading →

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