I am honored to be one of the panelists engaging in a virtual discussion sponsored by the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School about the impact of COVID misinformation on health care providers.
Information retrieved from: Countering COVID-19 Misinformation: The Impact on Health Care Providers
February 02, 2022, 2:30 PM
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, this panel discussion will be held virtually, as an online webinar. To ensure that you will receive access to the livestream and be kept up to date on any changes to the event, register now. We will send out a link to the livestream of the event to all registrants the day before and day of the event. Last registration is 11:30am on the day of the event.
The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked debates about a number of public health measures, including social distancing, masks, and vaccines. Social media has been the outlet for much of this conflict, and health care providers have, in many cases, been at the center of these debates, whether willing or not. Some health care providers report being targeted for publicly encouraging pandemic mitigation measures such as vaccines, masks, and distancing. In some instances, providers have been targeted on physician rating websites by opponents. In this virtual panel discussion, health care providers and policy makers will discuss these experiences and the broader impacts of social media on their work during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as strategies for responding to misinformation.
- Introduction: Carmel Shachar, Executive Director, Petrie-Flom Center
- Susan Benesch, Director, Dangerous Speech Project and Faculty Associate, Berkman Klein Center For Internet & Society
- Robin Cogan, MEd, RN, NCSN, FAAN, Nationally Certified School Nurse
- Shikha Jain, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology, University of Illinois Cancer Center, and CEO, IMPACT
- Moderator: Stephen Wood, Visiting Fellow, Petrie-Flom Center; and Acute care nurse practitioner practicing emergency medicine, Boston, MA
Sponsored by the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School.
2 thoughts on “The Relentless School Nurse: Countering COVID-19 Misinformation: The Impact on Health Care Providers”
I was thinking last night….was “misinformation” a sanitized version of “lying”? I hate sanitization of realities. So then I looked up misinformation and read about disinformation and the distinction has to do with intent. I’m too swamped today to go too far down that road but dishonesty, lying, intentionally misleading, untruth and BS all come to mind and here we are……firmly in the weeds and paying a very heavy price for whatever word we want to assign to untruth.
As usual, you capture things perfectly Judy. Just as your daughter is an amazing artist, you create vivid images with your words.