Lunch and Learn: Communication Complexity with Steve Chinn

12:00PM to 1:30PM November 10, 2016
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Centre for Dialogue, LIC 4th Floor and Online via Livestream
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Join the School of Communication and Culture's Advisory Council Chair, Steve Chinn, on Thursday, November 10 from 12:00pm to 1:30pm for a Lunch & Learn session about Communicating Complexity.

Steve will present a work-in-progress report on a funded project he is leading. The project examines how complex, technical, difficult-to-understand information about treatments for serious illnesses is reduced to simple, often premature claims and bold headlines for public consumption – and how this causes problems for patients, carers, doctors and healthcare professionals. The focus will be on new and modified cancer treatments. He will look at the stakeholder interests and processes involved, review research with patients, oncologists and nurses, and describe the range of possible responses being considered. The talk will conclude with a look at how resources and requirements must be traded-off to arrive at a realistic and affordable plan of action. The project is being conducted for a consortium of healthcare providers and cancer charities in the UK (from whom Steve has permission to start publicising it).  This talk will be of interest to anyone likely to be involved in communicating complex information on emotionally charged issues to highly engaged audiences anywhere.

This session is open to staff, faculty, and students. Please join us on campus in the Centre for Dialogue on online via Livestream.