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  • 'Not Just curing' a TEDx talk by Ravi Ramakantan Please watch ... if you will.. a TEDx talk by Ravi Ramakantan on humane care for patientshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9p9mB-qCodI 
    Posted Jul 23, 2017, 4:55 AM by Ravi Ramakantan
  • Theatre of the Oppressed Workshop by Radha Ramaswamy for medical professionals in Mumbai, Dec. 24-25, 2011 Radha Ramaswamy will conduct a two-day workshop in Theatre of the Oppressed at Mumbai.  Dates : Dec. 24 & 25, 2011Time   : 9 A.M. to 5 P.M.Venue:  Gender ...
    Posted Nov 22, 2011, 4:46 PM by Ravi Ramakantan
  • 'Theatre for Democracy' public discussion Manohar Elavarthi, Executive Director at Sangma writes:Sangama invites you to a public discussion on 'Theatre for Democracy' at Institution of Agricultural Technologists, 51, Queens Road, Banglore, India on Saturday ...
    Posted Nov 4, 2011, 2:55 AM by Dr. Satendra Singh
  • Confluence-VI You would be pleased to know that Medical Humanities Group of Medical Education Unit, UCMS & GTB Hospital, Delhi is continuing ‘Confluence’- VI. Confluence is the medical humanities lecture series of ...
    Posted Oct 9, 2011, 5:28 AM by Dr. Satendra Singh
  • PHYSICIAN'S NARRATIVES This is particular of interest to all those physicians who like to share their moments of stress and conflict, anxiety and concerns as they manage 'difficult' patients from day to ...
    Posted Oct 2, 2011, 6:36 AM by Ravi Ramakantan
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'Not Just curing' a TEDx talk by Ravi Ramakantan

posted Jul 23, 2017, 4:51 AM by Ravi Ramakantan   [ updated Jul 23, 2017, 4:55 AM ]

Please watch ... if you will.. a TEDx talk by Ravi Ramakantan on humane care for patients

Theatre of the Oppressed Workshop by Radha Ramaswamy for medical professionals in Mumbai, Dec. 24-25, 2011

posted Nov 19, 2011, 7:45 AM by Ravi Ramakantan   [ updated Nov 22, 2011, 4:46 PM ]

Radha Ramaswamy will conduct a two-day workshop in Theatre of the Oppressed at Mumbai.
 
Dates : Dec. 24 & 25, 2011
Time   : 9 A.M. to 5 P.M.
Venue:  Gender Resource Center, Elphinstone Road
For: Medical Professionals.
 
You can see details of the announcement at this link:
 http://groups.google.com/a/kem.edu/group/Mumbaimh/browse_thread/thread/7fd2523168dc4a61#

'Theatre for Democracy' public discussion

posted Nov 4, 2011, 2:47 AM by Dr. Satendra Singh   [ updated Nov 4, 2011, 2:55 AM ]

Manohar Elavarthi, Executive Director at Sangma writes:

Sangama invites you to a public discussion on 'Theatre for Democracy' at Institution of Agricultural Technologists, 51, Queens Road, Banglore, India on Saturday, November 5 between 4:00pm - 6:30pm

In a healthy democracy there is a need for us to constantly contest the borders and form our democracy, to give a voice to the excluded, to the minorities, and to guard against the tyranny of the majority. Theatre is one of the few public fora that has the potential for us go beyond the boundaries of accepted norms. The current models promote top-down solutions that are “leader-focussed” and premised on one central truth; disregarding the multifaceted wisdom of every single person. The arts, including theatre, serve merely to uphold status quo. However theatre is capable of helping us define and re-define freedom for our age, to demand the equality of all.

We invite you to discuss these and related questions around the following theme:
- The current predominant culture of monologue
- Exploring ways in which to establish dialogue and
- Theatre as a way to democratize politics, to establish participatory democracy at all levels

The speakers include: SANJOY GANGULY, Jana Sanskriti, Kolkata and RADHA RAMASWAMY, Centre for Community Dialogue and Change, Bangalore

SANJOY GANGULY was active in communist politics as a student. Disillusioned by its centralist tendencies, he left the party to search for a political culture of dialogue and democracy. He began working in theatre in rural Bengal in the early 1980s. His encounter several years later with Augusto Boal and the Theatre of the Oppressed, coupled with his own passionate commitment to the creation of a more just and equal society, led him to found Jana Sanskriti, an independent organisation committed to the use of theatre to conscientise and empower the communities it serves. With more than thirty active theatre groups associated with the group, Jana Sanskriti is now the largest organisation of its kind in India.

RADHA RAMASWAMY has been an English teacher, theatre researcher, and educational consultant, and now heads the Centre for Community Dialogue and Change (CCDC), an organisation dedicated to the promotion of Theatre of the Oppressed in education. Radha trained in Theatre of the Oppressed at the Mandala Centre for Change, Seattle, and has been using it in her work with students, teachers, teacher trainers, senior citizens, children and healthcare professionals.


For more information contact: 9886155148 (Rajesh), 9880365692 (Gurukiran)

Confluence-VI

posted Oct 9, 2011, 5:28 AM by Dr. Satendra Singh

You would be pleased to know that Medical Humanities Group of Medical Education Unit, UCMS & GTB Hospital, Delhi is continuing ‘Confluence’- VI. Confluence is the medical humanities lecture series of UCMS and in its sixth edition Ms Madhu Bala Sharma will be speaking on the topic- "Broadening horizons: Looking beyond disability."

Madhu Sharma is an IBM Global Process Services (formerly IBM Daksh) employee and recipient of National Award for Empowering Persons with Disability in the 'Role Model' category from President of India.

Confluence-VI will be held on Tuesday, November 8th, 2011 between 1.00- 2.00 pm at Conference Hall, Library Block, UCMS & GTBH, Delhi. This event will also kick start sensitization activities to celebrate ‘International Day of Persons with Disabilities’ earmarked on 3rd Dec. The event is jointly hosted by Enabling Unit and Infinite Ability.

Medical Humanities Group cordially invites you to attend the interactive lecture and also to provide your valuable comments and opinion. For further details contact:

satendra@medicalhumanitiesindia.org

Looking forward to your gracious presence.

 

PHYSICIAN'S NARRATIVES

posted Oct 2, 2011, 6:29 AM by Ravi Ramakantan

This is particular of interest to all those physicians who like to share their moments of stress and conflict, anxiety and concerns as they manage 'difficult' patients from day to day. 
How do we handle that stress of something gone wrong?.. of having to take decisions for the patient, where there have been genuine errors of judgment or action .. after all even doctors o are human. 
These and other issues have been addressed in this article 
http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/15/sharing-the-stresses-of-bein... 
Please also take time to read the comments on this article. 
We are planning to publish "Doctor Narratives" along these lines in print form, These will be first person accounts similar to what is being discussed in thus article. 
Dr. Amar Jesani,, Editor of the Indian J of Med Ethics has kindly agreed to publish a series of such articles if they are suitably written and muster peer review. 
If you are inclined to write, please let me know of you willingness here or by e mail to ramakantanravi1@gmail.com 
Thanks. 
Ravi Ramakantan.

"Who is a Good Doctor?" - Survey Summary - Early results

posted Aug 1, 2011, 6:46 PM by Ravi Ramakantan   [ updated Aug 1, 2011, 6:52 PM ]

The PDF file with the summary of results of an Online Survery is here. This is an ongoing survey which hopes at at least a 1000 responses.
If you have comments, please email them to contact@medicalhumanitiesindia.org
If you have not participated in the survey, you can do so now by filling this form here.

Theatre of The Oppressed Workshop

posted Jul 27, 2011, 7:53 AM by Ravi Ramakantan   [ updated Jul 27, 2011, 8:02 AM ]

Dear Friends,


An important aspect of the doctor’s role as a healthcare professional is his relationship with his patients. 


Theatre of the Oppressed (TO) help us become aware of our full potential for dialoguing with our fellow human beings. Created by the Brazilian visionary, Augusto Boal, TO is a form of popular community based education which enhances sensitivity in human communication, promotes critical thinking, and encourages spectators to become spect-actors. TO is widely regarded as one of the powerful tool available to empower and stimulate positive thinking.


The Medial Humanities Group  of UCMS, Delhi is organizing:


“Breaking Patterns, Creating Change” a 2-day workshop in "Theatre of the Oppressed" on 23-24 August 2011 for students of Delhi and NCR region. There is no registration fee but there are limited seats on first-cum-first serve basis. The venue is disabled-friendly and students with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Dr Radha Ramaswamy (PhD in Theatre Research and trained from ‘Mandala Centre for Change, Seattle,WC) from Bengaluru is the workshop facilitator


Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require any further information. (satendra@medicalhumanitiesindia.org) 


Details are in the attachment "TO Workshop" 


Kindly circulate this information among your students with interest in arts and medicine.


Kind regards

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Dr Satendra Singh
              MD, FSS
Assistant Professor of Physiology
Member, Medical Education Unit
Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Cell
University College of Medical Sciences
(University of Delhi) Delhi, India-110095

Medical Education Unit, UCMS & GTBH

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