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Grand Rounds Neither Seen nor Heard: The Culture and Consequence of Clinical Dismissal

Thursday 10/10 5:15PM - 6:45PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

A lecture by Sarah Manguso, author of The Two Kinds of Decay and Ongoingness: The End of a Diary and five other books. 

How does the medical establishment make it difficult for chronically ill patients to gain treatment for persistent but non-emergent symptoms? Practitioners’ patterns include dismissal of physical symptoms as psychiatric in origin; attribution of disease symptoms to normative gender differences; and the framing of illness as the patient’s fault, thanks to poor attitude or inadequate self-care.

Manguso draws on her decades of experience as a patient and a writer on medical conditions, challenging health care practitioners to recognize habits of dismissal and approach treatment with greater sensitivity.

Co-sponsored by the Department of English and the Schools of Dental Medicine, Pharmacy, and Public Health. 

Last Updated On Monday, October 07, 2019 by McCullough, Caitlin Emily
Created On Friday, October 04, 2019

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