Tag Archives: Communication

Research Associate: Advance Care Planning Intervention

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.

 For more information click here

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Candy Chang: Before I die I want to…

Artist Candy Chang’s reflections on death inspired her to create a rather unique community art project – with some interesting results….

http://www.ted.com/talks/candy_chang_before_i_die_i_want_to.html

Still/Here (1997)

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

European Association of Palliative Care Blog

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

Job Opportunity: Research Associate – Centre for Family Research

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.

Book Review: The Maintenance of Life: Preventing Social Death through Euthanasia Talk and End-of-Life Care – Lessons from the Netherlands

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

Powerpoint Presentations

In response to popular demand we have uploaded the presentations made by both members of our team and external experts at various conferences.

International Meeting on Culture and End of Life Care
Vic, Spain, 17-18 May 2010

17th May

WP1 Work

Culture and end of life care

Key cultural issues in end-of-life care in three Mediterranean countries

Cultural Competency Models

Culture in Different Settings

Culture in Different Settings: Priorities from a UK perspective

Culture in different settings: Priorities from a Belgian perspective

Culture in different setting: Priorities from a Norway perspective

18th May

Spirituality in End of Life Care

Spirituality in End of Life Care

Conscientious objections: a neglected topic in culture and end end-of of-life care

Dignity

Dignity for the frail old

End of Life Decision Making

End-of-life decisions in Belgium: Attitudes and practices

Practices and attitudes regarding end-of-life decisions in Spain

Communication

End of life Cultural, Social, Ethical, Legal perspectives

Telling the truth or conserving hope? An Italian deep-rooted contradiction

Cultural Competency and Minority Ethnic Groups

Cultural Vulnerability, Care and Ethics

Cultural competence and communication in palliative care for Turkish and Moroccan immigrants in the Netherlands

11th Congress of the EAPC
Vienna, Austria, 7-10 May 2009

A call for expertise for the development of a European network of experts on culture and end of life care

Making Culture Relevant to End End-of of-Life Practice: An Overview of Approaches to Cultural Competency

What does culture mean? An analysis of the role of culture in Spanish end- of-life care literature

Some Critical Comments on “Culture” and “Competence”