Lecture: When Hospice isn’t a ‘Choice’

In the talk “When Hospice Isn’t a ‘Choice’: Disregard, Care and End of Life on the American Periphery” Dr. Devin Flaherty discusses the peculiar role of hospice care on the island of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands—and its tragic, deleterious consequences for older adults nearing the end of life there. This talk takes place on Tuesday 28th of February 2023 and is organized by the Globalizing Palliative Care research project and the Leiden University Medical Anthropology Network (LUMAN) and hosted at the Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology. 

A conversation with the Amsterdam – Diemen Palliative Care Network

In this video Dr. Natashe Lemos Dekker discusses palliative care with members of the Amsterdam-Diemen Palliative Care Network. Lemos Dekker talks with Danielle van Bennekom, Wies Wagenaar and Marike de Meij about various aspects of palliative care in The Netherlands and asks for recommendations for caretakers in Brazil as part of the ERC-funded research project …

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Public Lecture on Palliative Care by Jonathan Koffman

Thursday 25 August 2022 rofessor of palliative care at the Wolfson Palliative Care Research Centre at the Hull York Medical School Jonathan Koffman will give a public lecture on Palliative Care: ‘Known unknowns and unknown unknowns – wrestling with clinical uncertainty at the end of life’. Dr. Olaf Geerse (AMC Amsterdam) will be the moderator.

Atikasari presents at AASA conference

On Thursday, 7th of July 2022, Hanum Atikasari gave a dual presentation with Associate Professor Linda Bennett from The University of Melbourne at the 24th biennial conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia (AASA) in Monash University, Australia. The paper presentation explores how women’s experiences of cervical cancer diagnosis, treatment, and care have been …

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Annemarie Samuels gives guest lecture on Medical Anthropology in Banda Aceh, Indonesia

Friday 10 June 2022 Annemarie Samuels will give a guest lecture on Medical Anthropology: Culture, Care & Illness. In this Lecture in the Guest Lecture Series of the International Center of Aceh and Indian Ocean Studies in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, Annemarie Samuels will speak about Medical Anthropology. She will discuss how medical anthropologists study the ways in which people understand illness, care and the body; approach medicine as a cultural practice; and develop critical theory about the unequal distribution of health.

Lemos Dekker invited speaker on Symposium ‘For the time being’ in Aarhus, Denmark

In the symposium ‘For the time being – temporality, ethics, aging: Conversations between anthropology, art and philosophy’ the main question is: How do temporal perspectives on lived time and time left change with old age and what are the roles of inter-and intra-generational dynamics in elderly’s perspectives on past, present and future life challenges and horizons? In her presentation, Natashe Lemos Dekker shed light on the divergent temporalities that are at play in requesting euthanasia with dementia in the Netherlands. Particularly, she addresses the use of written statements that describe the wish for euthanasia of the person with dementia as a tool to resolve temporal dissonances and transfer responsibility to family members. 

Annemarie Samuels argues in Dutch newspaper Trouw for better conversations about death

In the opinion article ‘Maak praten over de dood niet tot een morele plicht’ (Don’t turn talking about death into a moral obligation) Annemarie Samuels argues together with Liesbeth van Vliet, Marike de Meij and Sander de Hosson that it is important to have conversations about death and dying but that we need to be careful not to make talking about death a moral obligation. The article (in Dutch) is published in the Dutch newspaper Trouw on 25 March 2022.