Thursday & Friday 16th - 17th May 2013
“Understanding Human Flourishing”: A Postgraduate Medical Humanities Conference
This is a two day event, to be held at Durham University.
Attendance is free, but there is a charge of £15 for the conference banquet - a full programme can be found here.
Registration is now closed.
Monday 10th June 2013
'Putting a name to It: Diagnosis, health and illness'
Annemarie Jutel - Victoria University of Wellington, Graduate School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health
3 - 4.45pm, Williams Library, St Chad's College, Durham University.
While diagnosis is important in identifying and curing disease, it also has a strong social impact. Diagnosis can be a source of anxiety or of relief, of hope or of despair. It structures the experience of health and illness, deciding what counts as normal, defining who is responsible for what disorders, providing frameworks for communication and structuring relationships. It presents a point around which tensions may develop, and interests collide. This presentation will present the sociology of diagnosis, underlining how the material reality of disease is both shaped by, and influences, social life.
Dr Sally Brown, Senior Research Fellow in the School of Medicine, Pharmacy and Health, will give a short response to the paper, followed by general discussion.
All are welcome.
Please RSVP to Catherine Syson if you would like to attend.
Full details of our past events can be found here