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Protecting epistemic agency in healthcare

On March 17, Lisa Bortolotti holds her lecture “Protecting epistemic agency in healthcare“. The lecture is part of the KU Leuven Health Humanities Lecture Series 2021-2022, which has patient agency as its overall theme.

How do we avoid undermining a patient’s sense of agency in the clinical encounter? In her lecture, professor Bortolotti will focus on the case of young people struggling with their mental health and seeking support. The talk is based on the results of recent project bringing together psychiatrists, psychologists, social scientists, and young people with experience of accessing mental health services.

Lisa Bortolotti is professor of philosophy at the University of Birmingham, working on themes in the philosophy of psychology and psychiatry such as the nature of belief and rationality. She is the author of The epistemic innocence of irrational beliefs (OUP 2020) and Philosophy of psychology: An introduction (with Kengo Miyazono, Polity 2021).

Date and time: March 17, 2022, 4-5.30 pm CET.
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