Pain and prejudice: What science can learn about work from the people who do it

Monday, February 2, 2015
Dr. Karen Messing
Université du Québec à Montréal

Dr. Karen Messing, professor emeritus of ergonomics at the Université du Québec à Montréal, talks about her latest book, Pain and Prejudice: What Science Can Learn about Work from the People Who Do It. In her book, Messing reflects on her 35 years as a researcher in occupational health in Canada. She suggests that many current mechanisms for the support and publication of research prevent scientists from expressing and even experiencing empathy with injured workers. The resulting empathy gap can affect the quality of occupational health science, as well as its ability to prevent damage to workers' health.

Pain and prejudice: What science can learn about work from the people who do it (Feb 2, 2015)