Welcome to Mind the Body, an online platform dedicated to discussing issues that relate to “the body” in health and medicine. In the medical world there is little to no room for the various ways patients experience their treated, and often changed, bodies. This platform hopes to garner attention for the way people who have to deal with ailments and impairments endow meaning to their bodily existence.
This platform serves to share our findings and insights from Jenny Slatman’s research group (until 2016 at Maastricht University, and since 2017 at Tilburg University). In September 2017 we have started the new NWO-VICI project Mind the body: Rethinking embodiment in healthcare. Before this project, we completed the research project Bodily Integrity in Blemished Bodies, which ran from 2011 until 2016 and which was funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), in the form of a Vidi grant. You can read more about both projects on this online platform.