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Wednesday, 13 May 2020, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Museum of London

What Medicine Can Learn from Restaurants about Care

Professor Roger Kneebone

Medical care often frames patients as the passive ‘recipients’ of expert professional knowledge and skill. 

This lecture explores what comes into view if we reframe clinical treatment as hospitality, and patients as guests. Drawing on collaborations with leading restaurants and their chefs, this lecture explores parallels between the worlds of fine dining and medical care. In a hospital, as in a restaurant, what happens out of sight (in the operating theatre or the kitchen) must be matched by sensitive care at the bedside, in the clinic or at the table.

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Roger Kneebone is Visiting Professor of Medical Education at Gresham College and Professor of Surgical Education and Engagement Science at Imperial College London. His clinical career has ranged from trauma surgery in Southern Africa to general practice in Wiltshire and he has a longstanding fascination with education and simulation. His academic interests cross disciplinary boundaries and he is Director of the Imperial College Centre for Engagement and Simulation Science (ICCESS) and the Royal College of Music - Imperial College Centre for Performance Science. 

In recognition of his innovative work combining medicine, music and the arts, Roger has been awarded Honorary Membership of the Royal College of Music, received the City & Guilds of London Art School’s first Honorary Fellowship, and been elected a full member of the Art Workers Guild. In 2012 he was awarded a Wellcome Trust Engagement Fellowship.

Professor Kneebone's lecture series are as follows:

2020/21 Performing Medicine, Performing Surgery

2019/20 Reframing Medical Education

2018/19 Medical Education and Training

All lectures by the Current Visiting Professor of Medical Education can be accessed here.

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