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Digital humanity in health #03 CITIZENS

September 19 @ 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 #03 CITIZENS – Thinking about citizens, rather than patients, radically re-conceives how we might understand health services as something that could depart from a service delivery model into something else. If we were to build around the concept of the citizen, instead of the patient – what would we build and prioritise? Is the citizen and the patient the same thing within a digital system that understands choice and agency in very particular ways? What questions would we need to ask and why? Are there good examples or complete failures we could look to here? Asking these questions makes us realise the extent to which patients and citizens are currently able to influence and shape health and social care services. What would this do to the notion of digital humanity?

For more information and to book your place, click here.

Organizer

mHabitat
Phone:
07572037937
Email:
zoe.limbert@nhs.net

Venue

FutureLabs
1 Eastgate
Leeds, LS2 7LY United Kingdom
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Website:
http://futurelabs.org.uk/