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be prepared: psychiatry as a medical student (nucleus - November 2018)

As a medical student, you will encounter mental ill-health across the specialities through which you rotate. As a future doctor, you will continue to encounter it in the patients for whom you care. Indeed, it will almost certainly feature in many other aspects of your life: fellow students, friends, family,...

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Review tv review: 13 Reasons Why (nucleus - November 2018)

13 Reasons Why topped Jumpshot's analysis of most-watched original shows on Netflix in the US when released in 2017. (1) The series chronicles the final year of the life of Hannah Baker, a high school senior, who takes her own life. She leaves behind 13 cassette tapes to be passed...

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HERO + HERETIC 24: MENTAL HEALTH HEROES (nucleus - November 2018)

What contributions have Christians made to mental health? For so much of history, those with mental health issues have often been poorly treated: chained like animals and locked in cages. Tragic stories of ostracisation and stigma scar our history books. Things have changed, but there is still much to do. ...

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Inquiry into Fetal Development and Activity (21/03/2018)

The Inquiry has been launched by the All Party Parliamentary Pro-Life Group (APPPG) to establish and assess the state of current evidence regarding fetal development and activity, identifying how current...
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praying in pain (triple helix - autumn 2017)

I am writhing on the floor. The deep pain in my legs is hitting level four out of five, one notch higher and yelling would be inevitable. My 'prayers' come moaning rhythmically, 'Oh God, oh God, oh God...' and later - much later - I discover the Spirit of God...

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film: Still Alice (nucleus - September 2017)

'You are more than what you can remember [and] you are more than what you do for a living.' So says Lisa Genova,the author of the book on which this film is based. Still Alice was inspired by Genova's recollection of her grandmother's experience of Alzheimer's. She wanted to depict...

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Why? Looking at God, evil & personal suffering (triple helix - winter 2013)

Sharon Dirckx IVP, 2013 £8.99 Pb 176pp, ISBN 9781844746194 Reviewed by Laurence Crutchlow, a London GP and CMF Associate Head of Student Ministries It is all too easy to reduce suffering to an intellectual question, forgetting that the questioner is very often dealing with a deep personal hurt that is behind what...

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Is God helpless or heartless? (nucleus - winter 2012)

'How are atheists produced? In probably nine cases out of ten, what happens is something like this: A beloved husband, or wife, or child, or sweetheart is gnawed to death by cancer, stultified by epilepsy, struck dumb and helpless by apoplexy, or strangled by croup or diphtheria; and the looker...

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A Different Dream for My Child (triple helix - summer 2010)

This book was written from the author's experience of having a critically ill newborn and the years of isolation, hospital admissions and operations that followed. The spiritual wilderness and lack of spiritual support Philo experienced spurred her to write these simple meditations on caring for a critically or chronically ill...

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A thorn in the flesh: finding strength and hope amid suffering. (triple helix - Christmas 2008)

Some people claim to have lost faith in God because he did not answer their fervent prayers for healing. Pablo Martinez, Christian psychiatrist and Bible teacher, reveals how prolonged suffering can instead enhance a relationship with God as the sufferer learns to stop futile (though not purposeful) fighting and discovers...

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