The University of Bath is offering a PhD studentship as part of a project on care and costs at the end of life. The studentship will focus on inter-generational relationships between adult children and their parents in organising, and paying, for end of life care and associated expenses.
Applicants from a range of social science backgrounds (sociology, social policy, social work, gerontology, cultural studies, gender studies, anthropology, and economics), with experience in qualitative methods and an awareness of the policy implications of end of life care issues, are encouraged to apply.
Find more information here.
Population ageing is often discussed in terms societal burden and and the rising cost of health care. This negative dominant discourse is challenged by the ‘Changing Age’ campaign, which aims to ‘bring about a fundamental change in the way society views our ageing population’.
One of the campaign’s initiatives is the “The Coming of Age” exhibition. The exhibition brings together a range of work on the ‘effects, wisdom and achievements of ageing’.
The exhibition can be viewed at GV art, London, until August 18th 2012.
The European Network on Elderly Inter-cultural Care (ENIEC) is a Dutch – Danish initiative that has been going since 2007 but has only recently come to our attention.
The network is a non-profit membership association for ‘enthusiastic professionals engaged in care for elderly migrants in Europe’.
Their website states their aims as:
- to create an informal platform of exchanging ideas and experiences cross borders in today’s Europe
- to secure that European elderly with a foreign ethnic background can live in an environment of tolerance, intercultural understanding and respect for their needs and for their cultural background
You can follow the network’s activities via their website, facebook or twitter.
Many of you may be interested in the up coming conference ‘Dignity for the Frail Old’, which will be held in Bergen (Norway) September 2th – 5th 2010.
The following information comes from the conference organisers:
We have the pleasure to invite you to our European Conference: Dignity for the Frail Old at Solstrand Fjord Hotel close to Bergen, Norway, September 2th – 5th 2010.
In the program international key-note speakers will give state-of-the art presentations to central topics regarding dignity for the frail old, followed by extended possibilities of the participants for exchange of their experiences and recommendations for action.
The famous Conference-Hotel lies at a Fjord in the most beautiful Norwegian surroundings, and offers outstanding housing and conference facilities. Clinton was there. Cicely Saunders and Balfour Mount where there, Albert Einstein and Sigmund Freud also. You will not forget this place!
We have reserved the whole hotel capacity for this conference, limited to 140 participants. The interest for the conference is already huge, so we recommend early registration.
For more information and registration, look at our website: www.dignityold.com