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LTT: Yolonda Wilson
September 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Yolonda Wilson, National Humanities Center Fellow & Encore Public Voices Fellow
Empathy and Structural Injustice in the Assessment of Patient Noncompliance
ABSTRACT: It is well established that health status is at least partly socially determined. Yet even with this awareness, patients are sometimes treated as though compliance with medical advice and health-seeking behavior are solely matters of individual choices. I argue that providers must understand the ways in which structural injustice constrains choices, and that this understanding coupled with a robust notion of empathy could lead healthcare providers to make different assessments of their patients.
This talk will be a Zoom webinar. Registration link: https://pitt.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_aS-_5NENRmOlXfS-5b31kA