Wednesday 9 February 2022, Anthony Back, Anne Rios, Jonathan Koffman, Marike de Meij and Evelien van Manten-Horst will discuss the future of the bad news conversation during the program ‘I’m afraid it’s rather bad news’ in De Balie in Amsterdam. What do patients and their families need from their doctors? Are medical professionals properly equipped to deal with this difficult task? The programme is made in collaboration with Dr. Liesbeth van Vliet and Dr. Annemarie Samuels.
On the 17th of November the GPC team had a very inspiring brainstorm about using audio-visual methods in ethnographic research on care. Many thanks to Dr. Federico de Musso for sharing with us a range of ideas on photography, drawing, filming, the role of pictures in research collaboration, and ethics of audiovisual methods and representation. As we prepare for fieldwork, it is very exciting to explore a whole range of possible methods for studying globalizing palliative care.
Tuesday 16 November 2021 Annemarie Samuels lectures on End of Life Care in the Research Seminar ‘Silence and Care at the End of Life: Multivocality at the Edges of Narrative Possibility’ at the Queen’s University Belfast. Focussing on the ways in which individuals practice end-of-life care, Annemarie Samuels explores how multiple modes of articulation and non-articulation of death and dying affect caregiving interactions within a particular socio-historical situation. This lecture will be held online and participation is free after registration.
On Friday the 5th of November, members of the CADS Institute engaged in a lively roundtable lunch discussion on navigating boundaries in ethnographic fieldwork. The roundtable was intended to share experiences and open up questions about navigating proximity and distance when engaging in research relationships and was supported by the Leiden University Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology and the ERC-funded Globalizing Palliative Care research project.
A discussion about ethics is integral to any ethnographic fieldwork preparation. Ethnographic research on end-of-life care poses particular ethical, methodological and emotional challenges. With all team members preparing for fieldwork, the Globalizing Palliative Care project team was very fortunate to have our external ethics advisor Prof. Hansjörg Dilger visit and discuss potential ethical dilemmas with us on Friday 5 November 2021. Many thanks to Prof. Dilger for a lively workshop providing very helpful tools for navigating the field!
Enduring Cancer: Life, Death and Diagnosis in Delhi is an ethnography of cancer in India. It presents the efforts of the urban poor in Delhi to carve out a livable life with cancer, as they negotiate an over-extended health system struggling to respond to the disease. On 7 December 2021 Dwaipayan Banerjee will talk about his …
The 11th edition of the European Association for Southeast Asian Studies conference will take place at the Palacký University in Olomouc, Czech Republic from 7 until 10 September 2021. Globalizing Palliative Care researchers Annemarie Samuels and Hanum Atikasari will talk about End-of-Life Care in Indonesia and will outline their research plans and reflect on how their questions speak to the analysis of silence, narrative and moral personhood at the end of life.
In understanding diversity from an intersectional approach, disability is one angle that is increasingly recognized and deserves our attention. In this seminar, we will discuss and challenge the rhetoric of naturalness, and ask how boundaries between normal and abnormal, abled and disabled are being defined and contested.
The FU Berlin Affective Societies Blog interview series ‘Affective societies, affected scientists’ poses questions concerning the role of affects and emotions in research practice and contemporary society to researchers on short-term visit and associate members of the Collaborative Research Center “Affective Societies”. In this edition Annemarie Samuels talks about the ERC-project, emotions, books, barriers and sentiments.