Evening seminar: Elizabeth Toon and Sue Ziebland
Tuesday 22nd November, 2016
6pm, Room 2.17, Arts Two.
The emotional impacts of a cancer diagnosis can be many and varied. In this special event for the Being Human Festival of Humanities, we explore patient experiences of cancer, past and present.
Elizabeth Toon (University of Manchester),“A conspiracy of pretence”: learning to cope with mastectomy in twentieth-century Britain
Sue Ziebland (Health Experiences Research Group, University of Oxford), Healthtalk.org as an online resource for people with cancer, and their family and friends
Healthtalk.org is a website providing information and support for a range of health issues through people’s real life experiences. Thousands of people have shared their experiences on film to help others understand what it’s really like to have a health condition such as breast cancer or arthritis.
The talk will take place in the Arts Two building (room 2.17), Mile End Campus, London E1 4NS. For directions to Mile End and a campus map, see bit.ly/QMcampusmap.