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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.

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Lemos Dekker shows research during Healthy Society Event

A Healthy Society is one of the main pillars of the Leiden Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences’ Strategic Plan. Natashe Lemos Dekker showed her research project in which she focusses on how palliative care is provided and accessed in Brazil during the Healthy Society Event on 9 June 2022.

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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.

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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. 

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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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