Posts by Catriona Forrest

The challenges of hospital ethnography in a palliative care setting

What can ethnographic research contribute to our understanding of palliative care in institutional settings? In this podcast, medical anthropologists Dr Marian Krawczyk and Dr Shahaduz Zaman compare their experiences of undertaking hospital ethnographies in Western Canada and in Bangladesh. They talk about the challenges and strengths of ethnography, and discuss the ethical issues of undertaking… Continue reading

Inner light: curating art and therapy at the end of life (Lumière profonde: organisation d’une exposition de travaux d’art-thérapie réalisés en milieu hospitalier)

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visitors at Luz Profunda (Inner Light) exhibition: courtesy of Nadia Collette

What challenges are there in exhibiting art which has used to help terminally ill patients and their relatives? Nadia Collette, art therapist and curator of Inner Light, talks about the project which resulted in an exhibition in Barcelona in the first half of 2016.  This interview was a French-English collaboration, and the blog begins with a translation, followed by… Continue reading

Research into global interventions at the end of life presented at UK Palliative Care Congress 2016

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Professor David Clark speaking at the UK Palliative Care Congress 2016

We’ve gathered together the audio, presentation slides and a transcript of a talk which Professor David Clark gave at the UK Congress of Palliative Care in Glasgow on Wednesday 9 March 2016. Listen to or download an audio recording of the talk and audience question and answer session Watch the slides while listening to the… Continue reading

The influence of philosophy, theology and spirituality in the work of Dame Cicely Saunders

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Martina Holder-Franz and David Clark

In this podcast, theologian Martina Holder-Franz and Professor David Clark talk about the influence of philosophy, theology and spirituality in the work of Dame Cicely Saunders, who is often described as the founder of the modern hospice movement. This conversation was recorded during the Symposium on the Life and Work of Cicely Saunders organised by… Continue reading