I am a philologist, historian of ideas and philosopher working on early medieval arguments for human dignity and their influence on the history of western medicine. I am also very interested in modern medical ethics and especially in values such as patient autonomy and choice. I believe guaranteeing such values depends on the qualityof doctor patient communication and that this, in turn, is influenced by health practitioners’ views regarding the dignity of the person. Although I am amedievalist by profession, I am therefore looking for ways in which my work may strengthen modern medical ethos and communication practice.
Education,Meeting/ASS (Advanced Studies Seminar),Research/philosophy;
Communication skills,Decision theory, Medical humanities: history and philosophy of medicine;
As a patient and mother of a disabled child.