Patient knowledge and involvement in healthcare
Royal Institute of Philosophy Workshop
Storey Institute, Lancaster
Monday 12th May

In recent years great efforts have been made to listen to “patient voices” in healthcare practice, research, and policy, but such initiatives have met with mixed success and many patients continue to feel that their view are overlooked (sometimes despite the best efforts of health care professionals). In this workshop we consider whether and why patient views matter. We ask what factors act to limit the possibilities for communication between patients and professionals, and consider how they might be overcome.

10-10.40 Chaos, conflict and cooperation. Havi Carel, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, Bristol University
10.40-11.20 Silencing the sick. Ian J. Kidd, Addison Wheeler Fellow in Philosophy, Durham University
11.50-12.30 On trusting and being trusted. Garrath Williams, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, Lancaster University
2-2.40 Patient advocacy challenged: The case of ME/CFS. Nancy Blake, Patient activist and PhD candidate, Lancaster University
2.40- 3.20 Medical paternalism and the right not to know. Emma Bullock, Postdoctoral Fellow “Concepts of Health”, King’s College London
3.50-4.30 Negotiating as individuals and groups. Rachel Cooper, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, Lancaster University

Organisers: Ian J. Kidd and Rachel Cooper Free and open to all, but numbers are limited. To reserve a place please email Rachel Cooper.


1 Comment

Dr Andrew Williams · April 23, 2014 at 2:58 pm

I have recently had publicly performed a play “The Boudiccae”comprised of 5 monologues of mothers who have children with special needs.The performance was at the ICC Birmingham as part of the 2014 RCPCH Annual Meeting. The Facebook page has radio interviews with 2 of the mothers as well as a newspaper interview with 4 of the mothers. I can provide a performance DVD and performance script. With some modest funding I could provide 5 actors for a public performance, together with a post performance discussion with the mothers and actors.

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