Biannual Lecture Critical Reflections on Medicine: Where is the Patient Voice in Contemporary Case Reports?

Montag, 25.05.2020, 18:15 Uhr

This talk characterises and critiques the textual mechanisms through which the genre of the contemporary medical case report constructs the figures and voices of patients. In a corpus of post-1945 medical case reports Hurwitz delineates the possibilities these accounts offer for representing the patient. Hurwitz will show how case reports portray patient subjectivities and discuss the means by which opportunities are missed for hearing empowered, autonomous patients, by the use of techniques that textually silence and diminish patients’ roles in the formulation, dissemination and ownership of case-based medical knowledge.

Veranstaltende: Abteilung Ethik des Institutes für Systematische Theologie (Prof. Dr. Mathias Wirth), Direktion Medizin der Insel Gruppe AG (PD. Dr. Rouven Porz), Institut für Medizingeschichte (Prof. Dr. Hubert Steinke)
Redner, Rednerin: Prof. Dr. med. Brian Hurwitz (King’s College London)
Datum: 25.05.2020
Uhrzeit: 18:15 Uhr
Ort: Auditorium Ewald Weibel (Alter Hörsaal, Raum A224)
Alte Anatomie
Bühlstrasse 26
3012 Bern
Merkmale: Öffentlich

Where is the Patient Voice in Contemporary Case Reports?