The University of Lancaster is seeking to recruit a Research Associate to work on a multi-centre advance care planning randomised control trial in six European countries. The post will be based in The International Observatory on End of Life Care within the Division of Health Research.
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Artist Candy Chang’s reflections on death inspired her to create a rather unique community art project – with some interesting results….
The dance ‘Still/Here’ was created by the dancer/choreographer Bill T. Jones based on a series on workshops he conducted across America with people suffering from terminal illnesses.
The workshops allowed participants to share their stories, hopes and fears and express themselves through movement.
The footage of these workshops shown in the documentary reveals participants tentatively producing movements to reflect their biographies or describing spontaneous movements, with often poetic results.
Workshop participants words and movements were incorporated into the dance Still/Here and interpreted by professional dancers.
If the below video fails to load – the documentary can be accessed here
The EAPC has just announced the start of their new blog.
The blog’s main aim is to foster communication between its members, but it also promises to explore and share different cultures and models of care
Judging from its first posts – concerning Albanian and Armenian practitioners’ opinions of a palliative care leadership course – it could prove interesting.
Let us know what you think about the blog
The following part-time post from the University of Cambridge may be of interest for an early stage researcher:
The research project, led by Dr Gail Ewing at the Centre for Family Research, concerns the communication of cancer diagnoses.
Candidates should ideally have a PhD in cancer or palliative care research and experience in qualitative and quantitative methods.
More information can be found on the following link.
Frances Norwood’s book ‘The Maintenance of Life: Preventing Social Death through Euthanasia Talk and End- of-Life Care – Lessons from the Netherlands’ provides an in-depth look into end-of-life care in the Netherlands and how legal euthanasia has helped to shape this landscape.
The book draws on 15 months of qualitative data including direct observation and in-depth interviews with general practitioners, end-of-life patients and their family members.
Norwood argues that conversations concerning euthanasia rarely culminate in a euthanasia death. Furthermore, these discussions open up a more general discussion about end-of-life between patients, their families and healthcare professionals. They can provide a space for patients to talk about their suffering, reaffirming social bonds and self-identity, helping to prevent “social death.”
Norwood examines how the euthanasia policy in the Netherlands has shaped the experience of patients at the end-of-life and how this compares with the situation in the United States.
Reviewer – Erin VW Andrew
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