Kurssi humanististen tieteiden roolista lääketieteessä 1.6.2012


Target group: 1) PhD students in medicine and health sciences, 2) Anyone interested
Time: June 1, 2012
Venue: House of Sciences, Kirkkokatu 6, Helsinki, Finland
Contact person: Docent Pekka Louhiala, Hjelt institute, University of Helsinki
Organisers: Finnish Society for Philosophy of Medicine, DPPH, VKTK
Volume: 1 credit: lectures + learning diary


09.00-09.10   Opening Remarks
(Dr. Raimo Puustinen, Tampere)

09.10-09.50   What is Medical Humanities?
(Professor Martyn Evans, Durham University)

09.50-10.30    Why Medical Humanities? – applications in General Practice
(Dr. Iona Heath, RCGP)

10.30-10.50   Coffee

10.50-11.30   Medical Humanities and Clinical Science
(Professor John Saunders, University of Wales)

11.30-12.10   Medical Humanities and Clinical Encounter
(Professor Jill Gordon, University of Sydney)

12.10-13.00   Lunch

13.00-13.40   Physician as a Writer
(Dr. Anne MacLeod, University of Aberdeen)

13.40-14.20   Why Should Physicians Read?
(Dr. Rolf Ahlzen University of Karlstad)

14.20-15.00   Hermeneutics and Clinical Understanding
(Professor Carl-Edvard Rudebeck, University of Tromsö and The Research unit of Kalmar county council)

15.00-15.20   Coffee

15.20-16.00   New Research Directions for Medical Humanities?
(Professor Jane Macnaughton, Durham University)

Enquiries and registration: by May 15, 2012 to pekka.louhiala@helsinki.fi
Registration Fee: The seminar is free for members of the Finnish Society for Philosophy of Medicine and the graduate schools involved, as well as undergraduate students. For others, the fee is 50 €.

International Congress on Culture, Health and Well-being, 21-24 September 2011, Turku, Finland

International Congress on Culture, Health and Well-being
21-24 September 2011, Turku, Finland


Deadline for submission: 30 April 2011

The relationship between culture, health and well-being is extremely diverse. Culture, health and well-being are all crucial elements of the complex, extending from medicine and health promotion to broad cultural aspects of creativity and social well-being. The aims of this congress are to (1) explore the link between culture, health and well-being, (2) identify methodological possibilities of the field, (3) consider what constitutes well-being, healthy life, and happiness, (4) share best practices involving culture and health to improve well-being and (5) promote Artists` health and well-being. This congress creates an interdisciplinary and dialogical platform for people interested in these topics. Fields of interest include medicine, pedagogy, psychology, urban studies, art research, cultural studies, philosophy, social sciences and the health and
culture sectors at large. All these diverse disciplines are crucial to the comprehensive understanding of the issues of culture and health which we wish to achieve in this unique conference. All researchers and practitioners who have been or are working with culture,
health and well-being are most welcome to help shed light on the issues surrounding health and culture.
You are invited to submit an abstract contributing to the congress thematic strands;

  • Possibility of multidisciplinary research of cultural well-being
  • Ways of promoting health and well-being through culture
  • Health effects of culture
  • Encounters, interaction and internationality as elements of well-being
  • Cultural differences and the use of health services
  • Methods of empowering citizens to improve their community and health
  • Creativity and health
  • Culture and Social inclusion
  • Wealth from Arts – Health to Artists