Being Human 2019 - Humanising Medicine
In celebration of the human side of medicine we held an evening of art and storytelling as part of the Being Human Festival 2019. The theme of Being Human was 'Discoveries and Secrets' and the theme for the Queen Mary-King's College London hub was 'This time it's personal'.
The exhibition featured 140 artworks that represented experiences of health and/or illness on one day of someone's life or caring for the health of others. The evening included a series of short talks by a range of patients and professionals who shared their experiences of health and illness.
The event was held in Bart's Pathology Museum, which is based in St Bartholomew's Hospital at West Smithfield. It is a unique and fascinating venue as it houses over 5,000 medical specimens on display over 3 mezzanine levels of the Victorian museum
King's College London and Queen Mary University of London - Being Human festival hub 2019
Host: Jonathan Ogidi - Physician’s Associate, St George’s NHS Trust.
Rachel Jury - Patient Advocator and Educator
Jonathan Grigg - Professor of Paediatric Respiratory and Environmental Medicine, Queen Mary University of London
Caroline Alexander - Chief Nursing Officer at Bart’s Health NHS Trust
Simon Fleming - Osteopathic Surgeon, Bart’s Health NHS Trust
Kay Bridgeman - Simulated Patient and carer for her father who has Alzheimer’s disease
Melissa Oliver - Medical Student. Bart's and the London Medical School
Sean Ferguson - Senior Lecturer Paramedic Science, St George’s, NHS Trust
Annie Cushing - Emeritus Professor of Clinical Communication, Queen Mary University of London
Featured artist: Alban Low
Fatima Zahra Hassan
Heather Fiona Martin
Lizanne van Essen
Susana de Dios