Writing to influence healthcare policy and practice, with David Zigmond

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Writing to influence healthcare policy and practice, with David Zigmond

Time: October 18, 2019 from 1:15pm to 4:30pm
Location: Roots and Shoots, Lambeth
Street: Walnut Tree Walk, Kennington Road
City/Town: London SE11 6DN
Website or Map: http://www.rootsandshoots.org…
Phone: 020-7587-1131
Event Type: amed, writers', group, gathering
Organized By: Bob MacKenzie
Latest Activity: Oct 15

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‘Expecting good Welfare to evolve and thrive in an oppressively controlled working environment is like expecting a happy and creative individual to emerge from a family that is determined by many inflexible rules – it rarely happens. … Yet this is what we have set up in our Welfare services. Our advanced industrial culture is now so accustomed to being able to design and manufacture objects that service our wishes, that we assume we can do the same with our complex human needs and interactions.’

[David Zigmond: ‘Healthcare’s Hole in the Heart’, 2015]

Your invitation: Please join us for an inquiry stimulated by David’s question ‘Can a more person-centred writing influence Welfare service provision and practice for the better?’

David writes: ‘Most writing from the managing authorities of our Welfare services is dense, dry, abstracted and “instructive”. While some may claim that such dryness and “objectivity” is necessary, many others find this style and tone to be both symptom and mediator of an institutional culture that perpetuates an ethos of remoteness and procedural rigidity.

If that is our discontent, what can we do? Can we substantially challenge or revitalise the often deadening language of officialdom with something very different - a writing that is personal in experience, expression and tone, yet capable of influencing institutional (healthcare) policy and practice?’


Our process: Following a brief introduction, this interactive workshop will draw upon participants’ personal insights and experiences to explore, identify and sketch ways in which we might effect change for the better through a different, more personalised style of writing. Afterwards, anyone who is interested can continue our conversations in the nearby The Three Stags pub.


About David: Dr David Zigmond has worked as a frontline NHS GP, Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist since the end of the 1960s. He has written widely about humanistic and psychological aspects of care, and the imperilment of these by serial so-called ‘reforms’. David’s anthology If You Want Good Personal Healthcare, See a Vet is available from Amazon. Many of his writings are found on his Home Page, on Open Democracy, in the BMJ and on The Centre for Welfare Reform.


Cost: (payable in advance via the AMED web page by Paypal, BACS or cheque here, or on arrival): £12 for full AMED Members; £15 for Networkers and Guests. This includes light refreshments.


RSVP
: If you can, please reply by 17 October (earlier if possible).


Best wishes. Bob. E: bob@amed.org.uk

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Comment by Chris Rodgers on October 5, 2019 at 11:33

 David has written some great, thought-proving stuff on the deficiencies of the currently dominant approach to healthcare management and regulatory practice. Looking forward to discovering and developing more insights - which are likely to have implications we’ll beyond health and welfare. 

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