Communication, Narratives and Antimicrobial Resistance Workshop

The World Health Organisation has declared Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) as one of the ‘top global and public health development threats.’ This one-day workshop will approach the problem from a Humanities perspective. It will focus on the power of narrative and communication in discussions around antimicrobial resistance. Topics will include:

  • Narratives of antibiotic resistance in both primary and secondary healthcare, with a focus on clinician-patient encounters.
  • The communication of antimicrobial resistance through journalism and social media.
  • The role of scientific publishing in highlighting the challenges of antimicrobial resistance.
  • The power of art and design in communicating information about antibiotics.

The workshop will draw together a wide range of perspectives with participants from the fields of patient activism, journalism, philosophy, microbiology, history, medicine, nursing, policy, and art and design.

All welcome, no registration required.

Funding: This work is generally sponsored by the John Fell Fund (via the Medical Humanities Programme) and the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, University of Oxford.

Convenors: Sally Frampton, Alberto Giubilini, Tess Johnson, Will Matlock.