Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed our lives, and many people would agree that we are not flourishing. Sources of human flourishing, including friendships, employment, and civic organizations have been weakened or even eliminated by both the disruptive power of disease and our attempts to contain it. This panel discussion will explore what it means to flourish, the notion of human flourishing that has been implicit in decisions within health care delivery, public health, and social policy, and how human flourishing might aid in our response moving forward. The discussion will feature three brief presentations by:
- Prof. Tyler VanderWeele (Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health)
- Dr. Kristin Collier (University of Michigan Medical School)
- Dr. Benjamin Miller (Well Being Trust)
and a Q&A, moderated by Prof. Grant Martsolf (University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing).
Sponsored by Pittsburgh’s Beatrice Institute and the Nursing Health Services and Policy Research HUB of the University of Pittsburgh