28 October 2020, 2.30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The next session of the Birkbeck Medical Humanities Reading Group will be led by Dr. Abdi Sanati (Consultant Psychiatrist, London) and Dr. Mohammed Rashed (Wellcome/ISSF Fellow, Birkbeck College and Visiting Lecturer, King’s College London).
What is expertise by experience in health care and the medical humanities? How has lived experience come to acquire its current standing? Is lived experience a sufficient basis for ‘expertise’? What kind of expertise does it provide?
We will consider the following reading:
- Using Personal Experience in The Academic Medical Humanities: A Genealogy. Chris Millard, 2019. Social Theory and Health.
- Service User Involvement, Authority and the ‘Expert-by-Experience’ in Mental Health. Tehseen Noorani, 2013. Journal of Political Power. [email firstname.lastname@example.org if you require access to this paper.]
- The Risks of Equating ‘Lived Experience’ with Patient Expertise. Frank Gavin, 2019. Blogpost.
Everyone is welcome at the reading group. There is no need to book.
The meeting will be held on Zoom. The meeting I.D. will be sent to the mailing list prior to the event.
The Birkbeck Medical Humanities Reading Group aims to create a space in which academics, clinicians and students can come together to explore key readings, ideas and materials in the field of medical humanities. Our endeavour is to find ways of talking across the different disciplines of the humanities and medicine, and we welcome participation from colleagues and students interested and engaged in these areas. For details of previous sessions, please click here.