Patients, Expertise and New Markets (Roundtable)

18 February 2019, 17:00 - 19:00

Seminar Room SG1, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road

Dr Tommy Dickinson (Department of Mental Health Nursing, King’s College, London)
Dr Marcin Smietana (Sociology, Cambridge)
Professor Wendy Kline (Department of History, Purdue College of Liberal Arts)
Dr Charlotte Faircloth (UCL)


This roundtable will discuss emerging forms of expertise among patients and non-dominant medical voices in various settings across late twentieth century. Drawing from a wealth of archival research, oral histories and ethnographic sources, this expert panel sheds light on how criticisms of medicalization led to the rise of alternative cultures of biomedical orthodoxy within the context of the developments of new market and technologies. Focusing on pregnancy, childbirth and HIV AIDS, these presentations look at the increasing participation of patients and peripheral medical ‘experts’, guided by their own experience, as co-agents and sometimes opponents in the creation of medical knowledge.



Open to all.  No registration required
Part of Health, Medicine and Agency Research Network Seminar series

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