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Breathlessness: The Invisible Symptom

Tue 12 Nov 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Join Life of Breath senior investigator Prof Havi Carel as she explores the experience of breathlessness from a philosophical perspective, asking how breathlessness changes our experience, shrinks our world, and disrupts our habits.

But is it all negative?

Or is it possible to experience wellness with breathlessness?


This talk will take place in the Cabot Seminar Room of the Brunel Building at Southmead Hospital in Bristol (BS10 5NB). The talk will commence at 6pm. This is event is free, but booking is required: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/breathlessness-the-invisible-symptom-public-lecture-with-prof-havi-carel-tickets-70155132891


Travel information

Southmead Hospital is served by over 12 bus services which stop either on site outside the main entrance to the Brunel building, or very close by. For quick and easy route planning visitĀ www.traveline.info.

You can park in the Brunel Multi-Storey Car Park or on Monks Park Road. For further information on car park charges and alternative travel, please visit theĀ Southmead Hospital travel information page.


About Havi

Havi leads the Bristol side of the Life of Breath project. She is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Bristol, where she also teaches medical students. Her research examines the experience of illness and of receiving healthcare. Have has a particular interest in augmenting the naturalistic approach to illness with a phenomenological perspective to improve our understanding of the experience of illness, enhance communication between healthcare practitioners and patients, and identify focused interventions.


Brunel Building (Atrium)
Southmead Hospital
Bristol, Bristol BS10 5NB United Kingdom
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