Open lecture - Diversity beyond Culture in the Social Space of the Clinic


Professor og medisinsk antropolog Sylvie Fortin diskuterer hvordan det kliniske møte mellom legers og pasienters forskjelligheter blir en arena for forhandling av normer og verdier.


Diversity, whether social, cultural, ethnic or religious challenges the provision of health care services on a daily basis. This variability in characteristics of patients and health care providers shapes the clinical encounter for migrants and non-migrants, minority and majority members of different identities, belonging to national or ethnic origins, social status and religious affiliations. Clinical encounters are traversed by this diversity and become a social space for the negotiation of knowledge, norms and values. I will discuss care-giver/patient/family dynamics paying attention to situations marked by conflict – and explore the negotiation of norms and values in hospital pediatric acute and chronic care contexts. I will argue that recognition of diversity is a key condition for the emergence of a pluralist normativity in the social space of the clinic.

Sylvie Fortin, Professor, medical anthropology

Anthropology & Pediatrics Departments

Université de Montréal, Canada


Tidspunkt: 24. marts, kl 12.15-13.30

Hvor: Farmasibygget: Tabletten (F1.101)

Arrangør: Allmennmedisinsk forskningsgruppe



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Når: 24. mars 2020 kl. 12.15–13.30
Hvor: Farmasibygget: Tabletten (F1.101)
Studiested: Tromsø
Målgruppe: ansatte, studenter, gjester / eksterne
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