2015 Student Essay Competition
This is now the 9th year of the student essay competition. Each year the trustees provide a new holistic challenge to stimulate your imagination and provoke holistic thought. This is a wonderful opportunity, not only to win £250, but also to have your essay published in the Journal of Holistic Healthcare and on the BHMA website.
This year we are asking you to write your essay based on one of the words from the BHMA "Holistic thesaurus". This is a collection eleven words describing the holistic approach to healthcare:
connected - compassionate - self-caring - intuitive - integrated - empowered - resilient - balanced - diverse - meaningful - community-minded
Together they encompass the qualities you need to aim for to become a holistic practitioner. We are looking for stories that illustrate one of these themes via your personal or professional life.
Closing date for submissions: Tuesday 31st March 2015
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2014 Student Essay Competition
This year the judges took the unusual step of awarding the 2014 Student Essay Prize to joint winners. We are very pleased to announce that ...
...the winners are:
Chiara Catterwell-Sinkeldam and Laura Clapham
Both winners are studying medicine at King's College in London. Their essays were outstanding in their honesty and in their clarity of thought and expression. They will share the £250 prize. Both essays will be published in the Journal of Holistic Healthcare - Laura's essay in the Spring 2014 isuue and Chiara's in the Summer 2014 issue. Congratulations go to both students.
A close third prize was awarded to Olivia Sjökvist
who is studying medicine at the University of Hull.
The given essay title was:
"Coping with your own vulnerability in caring for a person who has a long-term condition"
Nearly all the entrants wrote about their experience within their own circle of friends and family. Some of their stories included harrowing events, told with a degree of emotional insight well beyond their ages.
2013 Student Essay Competition
We are very pleased to announce:
The WINNER of the BHMA 2013 student essay prize:
Congratulations to Kundan who is a student at the University of Newcastle. She submitted a very accomplished essay with the title specified in this year's competition:
The importance of holism in medical care today
and ways this can be promoted
Kundan has received her prize of £250 and her essay will be published in the forthcoming issue of the Journal of Holistic healthcare. Read Kundan's essay HERE.
Kundan, Vishnu and Michael each receive one year complimentary full BHMA membership and all remaining entrants receiving one year complementary online membership.
Winners of past BHMA annual essay prizes can be read below
2012 Reanne Jones 'Tears of Joy, tears of sorrow.'
2011 Thea Collins 2030. What made the NHS sustainable?
2010 Jason Ferdjani Improving global well being, improving personal
well being (Jhh vol 7.1)
2009 Krishna Steedhar Student’s health matters
2008 Phoebe Votolato Being a Medical student
2007 Lewis Morgan A good holistic practitioner