KU Leuven lecture series on patient agency
KU Leuven is organising a new lecture series this academic year with patient agency as its central theme.
To be a patient, it seems, is to be passive – ‘to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune’, as Hamlet had it. But that is not the whole story. Patients cope with their conditions and contribute to their recovery process; they dispute and help change medical knowledge and therapies; they form patient organizations; and they make sense of their diagnosis through personal stories and narratives. In doing so, patients exercise their agency. Join us on the KU Leuven campus and online for a series of interesting talks on this topic.