Contribute Your Story
The Off Sick explored the experiences of people and families who have been affected by illness. It looked at contemporary, historical and literary accounts of illness, and of encounters with medical institutions like hospitals, and sought to make connections between them. It investigated how people turn those experiences into narratives as a means of understanding them.
We are still collecting narratives, and you can contribute your story about your experiences of “institutional medicine” as a friend or relative of someone who has been in a medical institution.
As with all the stories we have collected, your responses will be anonymous, so they will not be traceable to you. You may wish to give personal details but such data will be kept completely confidential and will not appear in any form on the website or in research.
If you submit your story, please tick one of the options at the bottom of the form to give your consent.