Shifting Perceptions of Scoliosis

Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesOral presentation


How is young people’s quality of life affected by scoliosis and its treatment? How can we measure this in meaningful ways? How might we best manage the psychological impacts of diagnosis and treatment? Patient mental health is a hot topic. Current evaluative processes are less focused on patient articulation of emotional distress and the full impact of surgery on their lives. Dr Nina Morris (The University of Edinburgh) discusses how a medical humanities approach (facilitated discussions, art methods, nature contemplation) foster more thoughtful connections between the experience of illness and/or disease and quality of life.
Period6 Aug 2023
Event titleEdinburgh Fringe Festival: Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas
Event typeOther
LocationEdinburgh, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Scoliosis
  • young people
  • mental health
  • trees
  • art methods
  • mixed methods
  • diagnosis
  • treatment