Lecture: 'The Rest is Silence: Medicine, Mortality, and Voice'

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Adanti Student Center - Theater

The Annual Aavo Rakfeldt Memorial Lecture

"The Rest is Silence: Medicine, Mortality, and Voice"
Michael Rowe, Ph.D.

Aspects of illness and care for those who are ill may lie at times at the outer edges of experience, where words fail when we try to convey the experience to others. The effort matters, though, as the outer edges still lie within the bounds of human experience and continue to affect the everyday lives of those who have traveled there. Michael Rowe will draw on personal and professional experience to talk about silence and voice both literal and metaphorical at and near those outer edges, and what they can tell us about the human condition across the life-span.

Michael Rowe, Ph.D., a medical sociologist, is professor of psychiatry and co-director of the Program for Recovery and Community Health (PRCH) at the Yale School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Connecticut Mental Health Center. Dr. Rowe received his Ph.D. from Yale University in 1996. His areas of study include citizenship as an applied framework for the social inclusion of people with mental illnesses, mental health outreach to people who are homeless, and narrative medicine. In addition to many peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and other publications, his books include Crossing the Border: Encounters between homeless people and outreach workers; The book of Jesse: A story of youth, illness, and medicine; and Citizenship and mental health.

This event is open to the public.



Adanti Student Center - Theater
345 Fitch St.
New Haven, CT 06515


Jaak Rakfeldt

Phone: (203) 392-6565