In older age, health issues can become overwhelming. Sometimes decisions need to be made in crisis situations, decisions that can define a person’s quality of life. Sifting through information to sort truth from propaganda is especially important at these times.
Eileen Gambrill, UC Berkeley professor and author of Propaganda In The Helping Professions, will be discussing “How Not to be Bamboozled in Making Life Affecting Decisions” on December 19, 2013, 6pm to 8pm, at the Ed Roberts Campus, (Koret Conference Room) at 3075 Adeline Street in Berkeley, above the Ashby BART station.
An important part of Eileen Gambrill’s work as a professor at UC Berkeley’s School of Social Welfare has been focused on ethics, professional decision-making, and sources of influence–including pharmaceutical companies. She has written numerous books and has recently published an article called The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) as a Major Form of Dehumanization in the Modern World.