Facilitating Health Communication - Medical Practice and Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Conference at the University of Southern Denmark, November 7-8, 2019


A host of new developments challenge health care systems and contemporary medical practice. These challenges comprise amongst others economic strains, technological innovations, multiple morbidities, demands for patient involvement and demographic changes, calling for systemic reforms and innovative health care strategies. In which ways can contemporary medical practice benefit from research the Humanities and Social Sciences? How to facilitate health communication by social research? With its strategic research program Human Health, the University of Southern Denmark aims at answering these questions. Human Health represents a multidisciplinary research platform on the various dimensions of health communication, bringing together scholars from the medical, humanistic and social science faculties. The research program is organised in five thematic groups:


- Narrative Medicine

- Digital Health

- Patientology

- Interactive and Cognitive Processes in Health Care

- Health and Wellbeing Assessment, Health Communication, and User Involvement 


With the conference Facilitating Health Communication - Medical Practice and Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences, the University of Southern Denmark will introduce its new research program Human Health to a broader audience. At the conference, leading scholars, practitioners in the field, and our researchers will discuss the five thematic fields of Human Health with the audience. We aim at facilitating a conversation at the intersection of medical practice and research. As we are looking forward to get the input of the audience to our research agenda, the conference sessions will allocate enough time for open discussion.


The conference is free of charge. Registration closes October 31st 2019.


Download the program here



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