Authors@HSLC-Dignity & Health

Please join us for the first speaker in the Authors@HSLC series for 2012-2013. Nora Jacobson, a Senior Scientist at UW-Madison’s The Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR), will talk to us about her recently published book, Dignity & Health.

From the book’s jacket… In these hard times of global financial peril and growing social inequality, injuries to dignity are pervasive. “Indignity has many faces,” one man told Nora Jacobson as she conducted interviews Dignity & Health. Its expressions range from rudeness, indifference, and condescension to objectification, discrimination, and exploitation. Yet dignity can also be promoted. Another man described it as “common respect,” suggesting dignity’s ordinariness, and the ways we can create and share it through practices like courtesy, leveling, and contribution.

Dignity and Health
examines the processes and structures of dignity violation and promotion, traces their consequences for individual and collective health, and uses the model developed to imagine how we might reform our systems of health and social care.

Please join us for this Brown Bag Talk:

Thursday, October 25th, 2012
12:00-1:00 pm
Room 1309
Health Sciences Learning Center
750 Highland Ave.

Brought to you by the UBS Bookstore, the School of Medicine & Public Health and the Ebling Library.