EVENT ‘The meaning of symptoms’ – 22 en 23 sept 2017, Soesterberg

EVENT ‘The meaning of symptoms’ – 22 en 23 sept 2017, Soesterberg

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Op 22 en 23 september 2017 vindt het 2e multidisciplinaire symposium plaats over symptoom-onderzoek in de eerstelijn. Omdat het een internationaal congres betreft, is de aankondiging Engelstalig:

“Symptoms cut through, determine and guide interaction, communication and medical decisions in primary care. Most patients seek health care because they experience (bothersome) symptoms, doctors and patients negotiate symptoms, symptoms may lead to a specific diagnosis and knowledge of symptoms and their prognosis and impact is crucial for treatment plans. This is part of a well-known although scattered research area that we wish to build on during the symposium. We invite you to reflect on contemporary challenges in this field, addressing questions like:

How do changing health systems and routines affect symptom interpretations?
What is the impact of bodily monitoring and symptom awareness?
Are symptom presentations cultural expressions of changed sensibilities?
How do doctors and patients together make sense of symptoms?
How do uncertain symptoms configure certain diagnoses?
How does ‘treating’ patients with symptoms differ from ‘treating’ patients with diseases?

We look forward to discussing these issues with researchers from various academic disciplines, such as primary care, general medicine, psychiatry, psychology, philosophy, anthropology, sociology, and linguistics. We hope to present state-of-the-art research: questioning symptoms, defining symptoms, understanding symptoms, symptoms and healthcare seeking, making sense of symptoms, managing symptoms…

Key note lecturers will be:
· Jeanette Pols on Symptoms and self care
· Chris Dowrick on Symptoms and culture
· Arko Oderwald on Symptoms and literature
· Eike Fried on Symptomics
· Peter Hennings on Symptoms and the brain”

Waar? ‘Kontakt der Kontinenten’ in Soesterberg
Wanneer? 22 en 23 september 2017
Meer informatie? Website met het programma en inschrijving kunt u hier vinden


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