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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.

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Natashe Lemos Dekker awarded Distinguished Women Scientists Fund

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.

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Hanum Atikasari in panel discussion on end-of-life care for women with reproductive and breast cancer in Jakarta, Indonesia

On Wednesday 23 March 2022, Hanum Atikasari was the speaker during the Raboan Discussion Forum on Navigating end-of-life care: an ethnography of women with reproductive and breast cancer in Jakarta, Indonesia. The event was organized by the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities, Universitas Gadjah Mada in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. She outlined her research plans and discussed ethical dilemmas in conducting end-of-life research.

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I’m afraid it’s rather bad news – Discussion in De Balie on 9 February 2022

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.

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GPC team audio-visual methods brainstorm with Federico de Musso

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.

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