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Shame

16 Nov

A superb essay on addressing “Shame” in order to help people recover from depression and health care professionals develop better emotional resilience.

A Better NHS

Masaccio: The Expulsion of Adam and Eve from Eden 1425

Through the concrete physicality of the two figures and the arid landscape around them, Masaccio makes believable the first dolorous steps of human beings on earth, in the solitude of the shame of sin and the dramatic experience of pain. Quoted from ‘Medicine in Art’ Getty Publications. p.292

One of my patients, June, was standing near the entrance of the surgery when I came back from a home visit. June and I had been through a lot together in the two years since she came to see me with a breast lump, her subsequent mastectomy and chemotherapy, her husband’s dementia and death, and her depression and redundancy, but in recent months she had been steadily recovering and rebuilding her life and her health. The last few times we met she had been really well and we had time to talk…

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No More Myths about Human Sexuality

14 Sep

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The Role of the Brain in Human Attraction – We really do not know why we pick certain physical characteristics in our quest for mates, but scientists are getting closer to accurate answers.  They have measured every angle of the human face, the symmetry of the bodies of modern dancers, and crafted formulas from the bodies of exotic dancers.  As far as outward features are concerned, the body type for women that is most desired by men is the hour glass shape.  Women work out to preserve that coveted 10 to 12 inch difference between bust-to-waist and waist-to-hip.  Women most prefer that upside down pyramid shape for men, which includes broad shoulders and a cinched waist.  (Look at how men are depicted in an exaggerated fashion on cartoons.)  Of course, we want a potential mate to possess a positive disposition, but we see the physical attributes before getting to know…

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Illusions of Autonomy

Where medical ethics and human behaviour meet, by Dr Philip Berry

Enjoying every second

Cada lugar, cada rincón, cada momento compartido arreglando el mundo entre imprescindibles

The Commonplace Book

Jim McManus blogs on public health, ethics, books, theology and more