The Art of Compassion: The Association of Medical Humanities Annual Conference

This multidisciplinary conference, rich in ideas and perspectives, took place from 7-9th July at the University of Southampton.

Presentations included paintings, films, poetry, performance arts, and ideas from literature, history, neuroscience, psychology, philosophy, anthropology and pedagogy.

Keynotes were given by philosopher Dr Anna Smajdor, past HVHF committee member, on compassion and medical education, Professor of psychiatry David Baldwin on George Elliott ‘s books illumination of key elements of compassion, and Jocelyn Cornwell of the Point of Care Foundation on designing for empathy in healthcare.

More details can be found here

Dr Paquita de Zulueta’s presentation can be found here