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Culture-as-Disability? [videorecording]: Therapeutic Itineraries and the Question of Knowledge

[presented by] the University of Virginia School of Medicine
Format
Video; DVD; Online
Summary
Ato Quayson, Ph.D. (Professor of English and Director, Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada) illustrated and described how illness and disability have been portrayed in human narrative, with culturally coded interpretations, and transmitted through various paradigms. Dr. Quayson discussed the difference between medical and spiritual or wholistic models of disease and the attitudes and prejudices that can be conveyed. John D. Arras, Ph.D. (Portefield Professor of Biomedical Ethics, University of Virginia) opened up the discussion with bioethics questions and consideration of the disabled and what constitutes disability.
Performers
Panelists: Ato Quayson, John D. Arras; Moderator, Marcia Day Childress
Release Date
2009
Run Time
60 min.
Language
English
Notes
  • Learning Objectives: 1. Consider how cultural context affects a person's attitudes, ideas, and beliefs -- 2. Appreciate how unexamined attitudes and belief systems underwrite individuals' and cultures' therapeutic ideas and itineraries.
  • The Medical Center Hour is produced by The Center for Biomedical Ethics and Humanities, University of Virginia School of Medicine. The Medical Center Hour's website is: http://www.healthsystem.virginia.edu/internet/him/mch.cfm.
  • "Medicine & Society in Conversation."
  • "Co-presented with the Department of English." -- from program flyer
Variant Title
Therapeutic itineraries and the question of knowledge.
Local Notes
HEALTH SCIENCES: Copy 1 Located in Ivy Box H34-14B
Series
Medical Center Hour
Series Statement
Medical center hour ; 10/15/09
Medical center hour ; 10/15/08
Published
Charlottesville, Va. : The University, [The Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, Historical Collections and Services], c2009.
Related Resources
ACCESS TO GENERAL INFORMATION AND UPCOMING SCHEDULE ONLY
Description
1 videodisc (60 min.) sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + script.
DVD.
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