Natashe Lemos Dekker has been awarded the Distinguished Women Scientists Fund 2021. This travel grant for female postdocs allows her to spend a period as a visiting fellow at the UCLA Department of Anthropology in the United States. Lemos Dekker will participate in the group ‘Mind, Medicine, and Culture’, which advocates a critical perspective on health and illness that would greatly benefit Natashe’s own research on end-of-life care. Lemos Dekker is one of the six 6 laureates who will receive the DWSF travel grant 2021-2022.
Wednesday 9 February 2022 Annemarie Samuels and Liesbeth van Vliet co-organised a public debate night in De Balie called ‘I’m afraid it’s rather bad news’. During this event doctors, patients and other medical experts discussed the future of the bad news conversation. The evening has been recorded and can be now be viewed online.
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.
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!
Natashe Lemos Dekker is the winner of the first Interdem Academy Publication Award. The article Anticipating an Unwanted Future: Euthanasia and Dementia in the Netherlands” was part of her doctoral research and is published open access in the Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute (JRAI). In this article Lemos Dekker theorizes from a social scientific perspective …