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A Matter of Life and Breath
Thu 11 July 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm BSTFree
There is often a frustrating mismatch between the experience of breathlessness and measurements of lung function. Someone with objectively poor lung function may feel fine, whilst another may feel very unwell despite good test results. Why is that?
Exploring this discrepancy is at the very core of the Life of Breath research project and the Catch Your Breath exhibition. This event will feature very brief presentations from Life of Breath researchers, drawing on a range of different perspectives, including the lived experience of breathlessness, patient accounts of healthcare, concepts of ‘normal’ and historical ideas about the connections between mind and body. The presentations will be followed by a panel discussion and the opportunity for audience questions.
Chaired by Prof Jane Macnaughton, Durham University
Prof Havi Carel, Philosophy, University of Bristol
Dr James Dodd, Respiratory Consultant, University of Bristol & Southmead Hospital
Dr Alice Malpass, Anthropology, University of Bristol
Dr Coreen McGuire, History, University of Bristol
Prof Corinne Saunders, English, Durham University
Tickets for this event are free. However, places are limited, so please ensure that you’ve booked a place to avoid disappointment. Tickets are available via Eventbrite here: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-matter-of-life-and-breath-tickets-62044086533