In this blog piece, SKAPE ECR member Kathy Dodworth examines community health practices through a postcolonial lens, discussing her recent fieldwork with community health volunteers in Kenya.
Please join us for the second panel discussion in our roundtable series on the COVID-19 pandemic. We look forward to welcoming Professor Margaret Gill (University of Aberdeen), Dr Lukas Englemann (University of Edinburgh), and Professor Robert Dingwall (University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University).
While a concern with how people experience health and illness has long been a topic of interest in Medical Sociology and Anthropology, the emergence of the patient experience alongside quality and safety as a key measure of healthcare services is a more recent phenomenon. Yet despite its increasing prominence, what counts as a patient experience and indeed how these experiences can and should be counted remains up for debate.