On the 25th of March Dr. Annemarie Samuels and Dr. Natashe Lemos Dekker will be the speakers of the next webinar of the three-monthly webinar in palliative and end-of-life care of the VUB-UGent End-of-Life Care Research Group and the Public Health at the End of Life Research Group of the Amsterdam UMC. The topic of their talk is Ethnographic approaches to studying end-of-life care: qualitative methods for tracing care trajectories.
Event information update
This webinar took place on 25 March 2021 but the recording of this webinar can still be accessed here.
In this talk Dr. Annemarie Samuels and Dr. Natashe Lemos Dekker will discuss the affordances and challenges of ethnographic methods in end-of-life care research. In particular, they will focus on long-term person-centered and family-centered participant observation. This qualitative method is aimed at gaining insight into the ways in which people seek out different forms of care over several weeks, months or even years, in the last phase of life. Using semi-structured interviews and participant observation to focus on care trajectories as they unfold over time produces knowledge of the cultural and social dimensions of access to professional and non-professional care. This enables further elucidation of the institutional frameworks through which care is organized. These insights help to better understand the possibilities of adapting and developing professional palliative care in culturally diverse situations.