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Student Essay Competition2019-05-10T16:05:02+01:00

Project Description

BHMA Student Essay competition

We are listening to the voice of the next generation of healthcare professionals.

The BHMA runs an annual student essay competition to broadcast the voice of the best and most innovative thinking from those about to embark on a career in healthcare. We want your fresh insight and opinion on how to transform the health service into a more compassionate and caring version of its current self.

In this, the thirteenth year of the competition we invite healthcare students to submit an essay with the title:

“Is food the foundation for good health?”

Use this essay to radically and critically consider the role of nutrition in healthcare. Please use examples to illustrate your arguments. This is a really good opportunity to enhance your CV. Please submit your essay of no more than 1,500 words with your name, address, email, university or college course attending and year of study, and send by e-mail to: thuli@bhma.org

DEADLINE 6th JUNE

  • FIRST PRIZE

  • Unlimited access to all issues of the Journal of Holistic Healthcare for one year.

  • Your winning essay published in the Journal of Holistic Healthcare & on our website

  • £250

  • SECOND & THIRD PRIZES

  • Unlimited access to all issues of the Journal of Holistic Healthcare for one year.

  • Your winning essay published on our website.

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For just £15 per annum, your student membership enables you to access our entire online library of the Journal of Holistic Healthcare plus 10-20% discounts on selected events, courses and other membership packages.

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Previous winners

2017: Fiona Field Imperial College London Re-imagining healthcare – in partnership with nature

2017:  James Bevan University of Southampton Re-imagining healthcare – in partnership with nature

2017: Maddie Leadon University of Cambridge  Re-imagining healthcare – in partnership with nature

2016: Robbie Newman Imperial College London Are we medicalising human experience? A radical review

2016: Alice Redfern University of Oxford Are we medicalising human experience? A radical review

2016: Vinay Mandagere University of Bristol Diagnosis: Are we medicalising human experience? A radical review

2015 Julius Kremling  Germany, Why connection matters: Understanding patients’ illness by understanding their reality

2015: Tamar Witztum University of Bristol, Resilience in holistic care: Learning from Alice Herz-Sommer

2015: Lucy Brenner Brighton and Sussex Medical School,  Cultivating compassion – students to lead the way?

2015: Eleanor Tanner University of Birmingham  The Star of Compassion

2014: Olivia Sjökvist University of Hull, Coping with your own vulnerability in caring for a person who has a long-term condition

2014: Laura Clapham King’s College, London Coping with your own vulnerability in caring for a person who has a long-term condition

2014: Chiara Catterwell-Sinkeldam, King’s College London  Coping with your own vulnerability in caring for a person who has a long-term condition

2013  Kundan Iqbal    The importance of holism in medical care today and ways this can be promoted

2012  Reanne Jones    Tears of Joy, tears of sorrow

2011  Thea Collins    2030: What made the NHS sustainable?

2010  Jason Ferdjani    Improving global well being, improving personal well being

2009  Krishna Steedhar    Student’s health matters

2008  Phoebe Votolato    Being a Medical student

2007  Lewis Morgan    A good holistic practitioner

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