Public Lecture by Professor Charles Bosk
What we talk about when we talk about risk and error: 40 years of wondering in the health care field
Public Lecture by Professor Charles Bosk, University of Pennsylvania
In this public lecture, Professor of Medical Sociology Charles Bosk will discuss the tension between a professional perspective on medical error that was dominant in the 1970’s and the managerial perspective dominant today. He will focus on why efforts utilizing the managerial perspective have increased risk and error rather than reduced them.
Charles Bosk’s ethnographic research focuses on the culture of medicine and in particular on how health care professionals make sense of and regulate risk and error. Bosk’s work covers themes such as safety and risk management, bioethics, research ethics and the rise and fall of health care problems in the public arena. He is the author of several books including Forgive and Remember: Managing Medical Failure (University of Chicago Press 1979) and What would you do? Juggling Bioethics and Ethnography (University of Chicago Press 2008).
The event will be chaired by Assistant Professor Kirstine Zinck Pedersen (Department of Organization). It is hosted by CBS Public-Private Health Cluster and the Velux Foundation project ‘Office as a Vocation’.
Time and Date
Thursday May 17 2018
Copenhagen Business School, Kilevej 14A,
2000 Frederiksberg Room Ks54
Please register to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than May 9 2018