C1.15, 1st Floor (near the Pavilion)
University of Westminster, New Cavendish Stree Campus
115 New Cavendish Street
Dr Penny Campling (psychiatrist, psychotherapist and Author of Intelligent Kindness)
Dr Iona Heath: essayist and former President of the RCGP
Iona Heath pointed out that kindness helps patients heal, and that healthcare professionals need to be treated with kindness too. Yet recent events reveal just how quickly the sustaining web of kindness can unravel. How are we to hold on to our shared humanity in an overburdened under-funded target-driven NHS culture? How are healthcare organisations to maintain the values and leadership that might ensure compassion? Two frontline thinkers and practitioners state the problems as they see them and propose some radical solutions.
This is a 3 day conference in Oxford, UK, on 15 - 17 September 2014
SORRY! THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED
The 2014 Preventing Overdiagnosis conference will be hosted by the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford, UK.
Over 320 scientists, clinicians, policy makers and consumer advocates attended the 2013 conference, hosted by The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice, USA, in partnership with the British Medical Journal and others.
This conference represents another step in this very important movement which challenges the dominance of biomedicine in healthcare. It is about the medicalization of suffering.