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“Would You Be a Difficult Patient?” with Yolonda Wilson, Ph.D.

February 5, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Would You Be a Difficult Patient?
Yolonda Wilson, Ph.D.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020
3:30 – 4:30 pm
HHIVE Lab (Greenlaw 524)

Light refreshments will be provided!

About the Talk: If you were to visit the doctor, would you be considered a difficult patient? How do you know? What makes a patient “difficult”? In her presentation Yolonda Wilson will discuss the meaning of that label and how that label shapes interactions between patients and providers. She will argue that some patients are more susceptible to being labeled as difficult than others and consider possible alternative ways to frame encounters between patients and providers.

Yolonda Y. Wilson earned the Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Professor Wilson’s work centers on race and gender justice, particularly in health care. Presently, Professor Wilson is working on a monograph, Black Death: Racial Justice, Priority-Setting, and Care at the End of Life. Additionally, Professor Wilson’s public scholarship on issues of bioethics, race, and gender has appeared in The Hastings Center’s Bioethics Forum, USA Today, and The Conversation and republished in outlets such as The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune,, and The Philly Voice. Her media appearances include outlets such as Al Jazeera English and The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) Radio. Professor Wilson is currently a 2019-2020 fellow of the National Humanities Center (Durham, NC USA) and a 2019-2020 Encore Public Voices Fellow.


February 5, 2020
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Greenlaw 524