Epistemic Injustice and Illness

Both patients and doctors complain of problems communicating with each other. Senior investigator Havi Carel and Ian Kidd consider the possible roots of this….

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Inaugural Lecture: The Philosophical Role of Illness

Philosophical methods have been used to study illness for several decades. In her inaugural lecture, Havi Carel will reverse the…

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With bated breath: diagnosis of respiratory illness

In this essay, senior investigator Havi Carel recounts her experience of being diagnosed with a rare respiratory condition as a…

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Near-death experiences: mortality at Medicine Unboxed

Kate Binnie writes about the recent Medicine Unboxed conference (November 18th-20th, Cheltenham). Next year’s conference is on the theme of wonder…

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Our Work Past Events

“If I had to live like you, I think I’d kill myself”: Explaining the Disability Paradox

On 26 November 2015 Havi Carel visited Kings College London to give the Annual Philosophy and Medicine Sowerby Lecture. Her…

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Oxford Philosophy Faculty

Oxford Graduate Philosophy Conference 2015

Havi Carel will be giving the keynote address on Friday 13th November, on ‘The Philosophical Role of Illness’.

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Bristol Team

The University of Bristol team were based within the School of Arts and the School of Social and Community Medicine. Professor…

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Inside Arts: Breathing and breathlessness

As part of Inside Arts, and under the umbrella of the national Being Human festival, core staff from the Life…

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Meet the Team

Life of Breath was led by Prof Jane Macnaughton at Durham University and Prof Havi Carel at University of Bristol….

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About Life of Breath

Life of Breath was a five year (2015-20) research project funded by the Wellcome Trust. It was led jointly by…

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Making the invisible visible (2)

Rebecca Oxley, post-doctoral research fellow on the Life of Breath project, writes about the recent project launch in Durham (see…

Understanding Disease and Illness (6th International Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable)

The International Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable (IPMR) is an open group of philosophers, clinicians, epidemiologists, social scientists, statisticians, bioethicists, and…

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Breathless in Oxford

Tina Williams, PhD student on the Life of Breath, writes: On the 27th & 28th March, the Oxford Phenomenology Network…

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Bristol Life of Breath Launch Event

The Life of Breath team and guests gathered at Royal Fort House on 14 May 2015 to launch the project…

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Invisible suffering: breathlessness in and beyond the clinic

In Life of Breath’s first publication, senior investigators, Havi Carel and Jane Macnaughton, and respiratory clinician James Dodd outline the rationale for…

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Taking a deep breath

Project Manager (Bristol) on the Life of Breath project Jess Farr-Cox writes: The first meeting of the core project team (Breathing Space) was…

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A pandemic of breathlessness?

Just as we are wrapping up our five-year project, we find ourselves in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic and…

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Best of Bristol lecture

Prof. Carel was one of nine lecturers (as voted for annually by Bristol students, chosen from the entire academic body…

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Way up high

Jess Farr-Cox (Project Manager, Bristol) writes: Our recent official launch of the project was in many ways a model of…

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‘Sing sweetly for tobacco!’

In the second of a series of posts about smoking (see also ‘A three-pipe problem’), Project Manager (Bristol) on the…

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Portrait Therapy for Life Support?

Susan M D Carr, art therapist at the Prospect Hospice and PhD Student at Loughborough University, writes: I was in…

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‘An ongoing presence’

Newly-appointed PhD student on the Life of Breath project Tina Williams writes: The patient experiences her illness from within, as…

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