Seminars

CRFR informal seminars are FREE but booking is essential. To register please email: crfr.events@ed.ac.uk (CRFR reserves the right to charge a £5 cancellation fee if a booking is made but the delegate fails to appear)

Please feel free to bring your lunch (we will provide water, but as the seminars are free we cannot provide tea or coffee. You are welcome to bring some with you and you can get a take-away from the Business School Café at 29 Buccleuch Place).


Emotions seminar

Techno nurses and empathetic machines: Shifting relations in shaping good care

Professor Jeanette Pols, University of Amsterdam

Thursday 6 April 2017   •   12.00pm to 2.00pm
CRFR meeting room, 23 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh

Anticipations on what new technology will do often range between grand promises, or terrible nightmares. For health care, there is the promise that technology will lead to efficiency, self-management and quality. The nightmare is that technology will make care inhumane, placing screens, beeps or numbers between caregivers and patients. Jeanette will talk about the creative ways in which caregivers and patients relate to technology, and through technology to one another.


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