Bristol philosopher writes on child patients’ testimonies in The Lancet
4 November 2014
A paper by Professor Havi Carel in the Department of Philosophy was recently published in The Lancet, one of the oldest and most prestigious medical journals in the world.
‘Seen but not heard: children and epistemic injustice’, co-authored by Professor Carel and Dr Gita Györffy, a paediatrician at Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton, proposes a philosophical framework which uses the notion of epistemic injustice to understand how health professionals listen to child patients. The framework can also be used to understand how other professionals, such as social workers, listen to children.
Publication in The Lancet is a notable achievement for an academic from Bristol’s Faculty of Arts.