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PROMOTING HOLISM IN HEALTHCARE

The BHMA is committed to a more holistic approach in healthcare.

Holistic care covers five inter related dimensions:

  

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July 2014 BHMA newsletter

View the BHMA July 2014 newsletter HERE

The July 2014 newsletter is themed on challenges to establishing a more holistic ethos in the NHS by looking at cardiovascular disease, Yoga and stomach surgery for obesity.....

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Mutha Courage - read this BLOG

In the form of a weekly blog, Mutha Courage is an account of a young woman's descent into postpartum psychosis. It is an extraordinary first person account of madness, of a husband's and other's attempts to hold the family together, of the response of the caring services. Reading from the beginning draws you into her world as it disintegrates and, we hope, is finally reassembled.

Thought for the Day

Try listening to this BBC Thought for the Day from Vishvapani, teacher   and writer on Buddhism

 and mindfulness. He speaks about medicine's limitations, about our need to think differently

 in caring for ourselves, about the value of being mindful and the vital importance of strong

well-connected communities. All of this in less then three minutes! It's a good message.

 

  Vishvapani Blomfield         

 

Student Essay Prize

 This year two students share the 2014 Student Essay Prize

As ever the standard was very high and the judges took the unusual step of awarding joint winners. The 2014 winners of the BHMA Student Essay Competition are: 

Chiara Catterwell-Sinkeldam and Laura Clapham

Third prize went to Olivia Sjökvist

 For more information and to read their essays click HERE

BHMA Newsletter

View the March 2014 BHMA newsletter HERE

The March 2014 newsletter continues the development of this publication. Following the December 2013 newsletter which followed an international unifying thread about language used to describe holism, the latest newsletter is themed on root causes. We take a look through the 'lens' of holism at the issues that sit behind many of our health and social problems. Read more...

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Second Preventing Overdiagnosis Conference

This conference represents another step in this very important movement which challenges the dominance of biomedicine in healthcare. It is about the medicalization of suffering.

Oxford, UK 15 - 17 September 2014

THIS CONFERENCE IS NOW FULLY BOOKED

Click HERE to read more

BURNOUT in healthcare practitioners

 There is a crisis of morale and resilience amongst UK NHS healthcare practitioners, especially GPs. Read about our appeal for support HERE

Understand more about poor performance in the NHS

Why does poor care happen in the NHS? What are the deep underlying causes?

Read WILLIAM HOUSE'S BLOG to get the inside story of why the NHS needs holistic thinking and practice. Get the BIG PICTURE HERE!

Ongoing responses to the Mid Staffordshire scandal

The failure of hospital care in Mid Staffordshire over several years may have disappeared from the news media, but the lessons must remain with us. If the hospital staff and management had taken a holisitc view of their work, the disaster would have been averted. Read about the various reports that are trying to grasp the lessons that we must all learn. Go to the NEWS section HERE.

BHMA Student Essay Competition WINNERS announced

There was a very high standard of student essays in this year's competition. The winner of the 2013 FIRST PRIZE is...

KUNDAN IQBAL

Read more HERE including the winning essay.

New Blog from Su Mason

Su Mason, trustee of the BHMA, has posted her first blog on 'what makes us human'.

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Lords vote for NHS privatisation - or do they?

The debate in the House of Lords in the evening of 24th April 2013 marks the end of a long battle to save the NHS...

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New Chair of BHMA

 On 9th March 2013 Dr William House became the new chair of the BHMA. William is ...

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