Construction of New Realities in Medicine

Barcelona, Spain | April 15-17, 2010

Analysis of the pervasiveness of health terms in everyday life and in fields other than health sciences –for instance, economics; analysis of the influence of psychotherapy and the terms of therapeutic relationship in analysis of organizations and family life.

STI sought to analyze the origin and strategy of the dissemination of medical science through professional practices, review the internalization of scientific phenomena, and to study the ways in which new scientific concepts are incorporated in society.

 

Speakers

Bruce Alexander - Simon Fraser University
The Construction, Renovation, and Imminent Collapse of the Disease of Addiction

Jon Arrizabalaga - Institución Milà i Fontanals, Spanish National Research Council
(Re)emerging Diseases: a Global Threat to Public Health, Food Security and Human Development

Joseph Davis - University of Virginia
Pathological Suffering and Circumstantial Dilemmas: Medicalization and Metaphor in the Health Society

John Evans - University of California San Diego
Bioethics and Medicalization

Anne Hardy - University College London
Prevention or Cure? Medical Policy and the Realities of Therapeutic Practice since the Mid-Eighteenth Century

Pilar León - University of Navarra
Evolution of the Concept of Emotion in Medicine: a Music-therapy Approach

Erik Parens - The Hastings Center
On Good and Bad Forms of Medicalization

Margaret Somerville - McGill University
Medicine as a Societal Forum for Creating, Affirming, Challenging, and Destroying Shared Values

Discussants

Luis Echarte - University of Navarra
Ellen Feder - American University
Alejandro García - University of Navarra
Benjamin Hurlbut - Harvard University
Efrat Tseëlon - University of Leeds

Principal Inquiries

• What changes in medical and health-related concepts and definitions have had an impact on society’s perception of the health and medical issues?
• In what ways have enhancement and biotechnology impacted human life?
• Analysis of the pervasiveness of health terms in everyday life and in fields other than health sciences –for instance, economics; analysis of the influence of psychotherapy and the terms of therapeutic relationship in analysis of organizations and family life
• Dissemination of science: analysis of the information on health in the lifestyles section of newspapers
• The rise and role of public bioethics and its affect on contemporary moral and political discourse

Academic Leader & Moderator

Ana Marta González - University of Navarra