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Digital humanity in health #02 LEADERSHIP

July 25 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Digital Humanity in Health SnippetThe Digital Humanity in Health and Care seminar series is brought to you by mHabitat in partnership with the School of Media and Communication at the University of Leeds. Curated by Dr Victoria Betton and Dr Helen Thornham, the three seminars bring people accessing health and care services, practitioners, policy makers and academics together to consider contemporary dilemmas around ethics, morals and humanity which may not always get the attention they deserve in the rush to adopt digitally enabled health and social care. Our seminar series is driven by three overarching questions:

  1. What does digital humanity look like? And what does it look like in relation to health and care and in relation to the axes below of policy, leadership and citizenship?
  2. Where is digital humanity in health and care? Is it, and could it be in systems? If it is in the human, then is this enough in a changing landscape?
  3. How can we be digitally humane? What everyday, digital, connective or community actions or reflections can we make or do?

Each seminar will begin with a provocation co-presented by a practitioner and an academic expert in the field. We will then use a case study to apply these insights into an everyday scenario. Each seminar will produce a summary paper which will be published on the mHabitat website.

Digital humanity in health #02 LEADERSHIP –  Leadership and management roles are often constructed aside from human interactions – managers are often not the people who engage with patients and leaders are often chosen representatives from a disparate group. While there may be good reasons for this, what does this do to issues of ethics, morality and humanity? Where does it retrospectively locate these issues and is this for good reason? What would a health service that embedded humanity into leadership look like? What would decisions be based on and would this better equip health and social care managers and leaders to make sense of and respond intelligently to the quickly emerging field of digital health tools and services? To what extent could issues around humanity be the parameters for the adoption of digital?

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