CFP: Making Sense of: Dying and Death

10th Global Conference, Making Sense of:Dying and Death, Thursday 7th November 2013 – Saturday 9th November 2013, Athens, Greece, Call for Presentations

This inter- and multi-disciplinary conference explores dying and death and the ways culture impacts care for the dying, the overall experience of dying, and how the dead are remembered. Over the past four decades, scholarship in thanatology has increased dramatically. This particular conference seeks a broad array of perspectives that explore, analyze, and/or interpret the myriad interrelations and interactions that exist between death and culture. Culture not only presents and portrays ideas about “a good death” and norms that seek to achieve it, culture also operates as both a vehicle and medium through which meaning about death is communicated and understood. Sadly, too, culture sometimes facilitates death through violence.

Given the location of this year’s conference, a central theme in our proceedings (augmenting those listed below) will involve tracing the on-going and profound shift in contemporary attitudes toward death. In ancient Greece, for example, citizens learned about death and dying through intimate, hands-on experiences. Indeed, the same was true for most people throughout the world until the mid-20th century. Today, many people around the world maintain an increasingly passive role in caring for the dying, and supporting those who grieve a loss. Given that death, serving the dying, and caring for the bereaved has always been such an essential and unavoidable feature of life in traditional societies, a key emphasis in this year’s conference will involve an exploration of the connections between contemporary technologies, social media hubs, and modern health care delivery systems and the ways they impact current end-of-life issues and decisions, including the experience of bereavement and grief. This conference welcomes submissions that specifically assess how these factors are altering our contemporary attitudes toward death, and how patients, staff, and survivors intersect amidst newly emerging care settings and sites of memorialization.

We also welcome submissions that produce conversations engaging historical, ethnographic, normative, literary, anthropological, philosophical, artistic, political or other terms that elaborate a relationship between death and culture. Submissions in the form of papers, presentations and pre-formed panels are invited on any of the following additional core conference themes listed below:

1: Health Care Systems: Patients, Staff, and Institutions

  •  Modern Health Care Delivery Systems and Care for the Dying
  •  Palliative Care
  •  Hospice
  •  Elder Care/Ageing in Place Models
  •  Trauma and Emergency Care
  •  Nursing Homes/Skilled Facilities/Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFEs)/Assisted Living
  •  Clinical Competencies in Pain Management and Symptom Control
  •  Measurements, Incentives, Regulatory Statutes, and Recommendations
  •  Continuity of Care Across Treatment Settings
  •  Interdisciplinary Care

2: The Caregiver-Patient Relationship

  •  Caregiver’s (Physician’s?) Obligations and Virtues
  •  Medical Paternalism and Respect for the Patient, Autonomy
  •  Truth-Telling
  •  Informed Consent
  •  Medicine in the West for a Multicultural Society
  •  Contested Therapies Within the Physician-Patient Relationship
  •  Conflicts of Interest; Problems of Conscience
  •  Caregiver Stress/Caregiver Burnout/Compassion Fatigue
  •  Being With Someone Who Is Dying
  •  Assessment Challenges/Barriers

3: End-of-Life Issues and Decisions

  •  Defining Death
  •  Organ Transplantation and Organ Donation
  •  The Interplay of Ethical Meta-Principles at the End of Life
  •  Nonmaleficence
  •  Beneficence
  •  Autonomy
  •  Death Anxiety
  •  Choosing Death
  •  Advance Directives/Advance Planning/Physician Order for Life-Sustaining Treatments (POLST)/Do Not Resuscitate
  •  Considering End-of-Life Issues and Decisions and Legislation

4: Relationships Between Death and Culture:

  •  internet/social media
  •  music
  •  literature
  •  film
  •  broadcast media
  •  religious broadcasting
  •  journalism
  •  athletics
  •  comic books
  •  novels / poetry / short story
  •  television
  •  radio
  •  print media
  •  technology
  •  popular art / architecture
  •  sacred vs. profane space
  •  advertising
  •  consumerism

Papers, presentations and performances will be considered on any related theme. 300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 14th June 2013. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should be submitted by Friday 13th September 2013. What to Send: 300 word abstracts should be submitted to the Organising Chairs; abstracts may be in Word, WordPerfect, or RTF formats, following this order: a) author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d) title of abstract, e) body of abstract, f) up to 10 keywords E-mails should be entitled: DD10 Abstract Submission. Please use plain text (Times Roman 12) and abstain from using any special formatting, characters or emphasis (such as bold, italics or underline). We acknowledge receipt and answer to all paper proposals submitted. If you do not receive a reply from us in a week you should assume we did not receive your proposal; it might be lost in cyberspace! We suggest, then, to look for an alternative electronic route or resend.

Organising Chairs: Nate Hinerman: mailto:nphinerman@usfca.edu Rob Fisher: mailto:dd10@inter-disciplinary.net

The conference is part of the Making Sense Of: series of research projects, which in turn belong to the Probing the Boundaries programmes of Inter-Disciplinary.Net. It aims to bring together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore discussions which are innovative and challenging. All papers accepted for and presented at this conference are eligible for publication in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers may be invited to go forward for development into a themed ISBN hard copy volume. For further details of the conference, please visit: http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/probing-the-boundaries/making-sense-of/dying-and-death/call-for-papers/

Please note: Inter-Disciplinary.Net is a not-for-profit network and we are not in a position to be able to assist with conference travel or subsistence.Priory House, 149B Wroslyn Road, Freeland, Oxfordshire OX29 8HR, United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0)1993 882087 Fax: +44 (0)870 4601132

 

CFP: Death & Dying

9th Global Conference Making Sense Of: Dying and Death | Saturday 10th November – Monday 12th November 2012, Salzburg, Austria

Call For Papers: This inter- and multi-disciplinary conference explores dying and death and the ways culture impacts care for the dying, the overall experience of dying, and ways the dead are remembered. Over the past three decades, scholarship in thanatology has increased dramatically. This particular conference seeks a broad array of perspectives that explore, analyze, and/or interpret the myriad interrelations and interactions that exist between death and culture. Culture not only presents and portrays ideas about “a good death” and norms that seek to achieve it, culture also operates as both a vehicle and medium through which meaning about death is communicated and understood. Sadly, too, culture sometimes facilitates death through violence.

Submissions might be imagined in any (or none) of the following ways: “death” as an expression of doctrinal beliefs and/or core values, death and dying as an on-going movement between an individual or community and a larger socio-cultural matrix, or death as essentially a cultural construction. Investigations that engage cultural studies from a variety of perspective are certainly encouraged. We also welcome perspectives that interrogate the stability of meaning(s) assigned to such terms (“culture,” “death,” “dignity,” “care,” etc.) and their complex inter-relations.

Specifically, submissions should be framed with at least one of the following four rubrics in mind: death/dying within culture, culture within death/dying, death/dying as popular culture (and vice versa), or death/dying in tension with culture. We welcome submissions that produce conversations engaging historical, ethnographic, normative, literary, anthropological, philosophical, artistic, political or other terms that elaborate a relationship between death and culture. For example, submissions might investigate death and dying in relation to any of the following realms of culture:

  • music
  • literature
  • film
  • broadcast media
  • religious broadcasting
  • journalism
  • athletics
  • comic books
  • novels / poetry / short story
  • television
  • radio
  • print media
  • internet / technology
  • popular art / architecture
  • sacred vs. profane space
  • advertising
  • consumerism
  • new religious movements/religious subcultures

Papers will be considered on any related theme. 300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 4th May 2012. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should be submitted by Friday 3rd August 2012. 300 word abstracts should be submitted to the Organising Chairs; abstracts may be in Word, WordPerfect, or RTF formats, following this order: a) author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d) title of abstract, e) body of abstract, f) up to 10 keywords. E-mails should be entitled: DD9 Abstract Submission

Please use plain text (Times Roman 12) and abstain from using any special formatting, characters or emphasis (such as bold, italics or underline).Please note that a Book of Abstracts is planned for the end of the year. All accepted abstracts will be included in this publication. We acknowledge receipt and answer to all paper proposals submitted. If you do not receive a reply from us in a week you should assume we did not receive your proposal; it might be lost in cyberspace! We suggest, then, to look for an alternative electronic route or resend.

Organising Chairs: Nate Hinerman, Nursing/Theology and Religious Studies, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, USA , E-mail: nphinerman@usfca.edu | Rob Fisher, Network Leader, Inter-Disciplinary.Net, Freeland, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom E-Mail: dd9@inter-disciplinary.net

The conference is part of the Making Sense Of: series of research projects, which in turn belong to the Probing the Boundaries programmes of Inter-Disciplinary.Net. It aims to bring together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore discussions which are innovative and challenging. All papers accepted for and presented at this conference are eligible for publication in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers may be invited to go forward for development into a themed ISBN hard copy volume.

For further details of the project, please visit: http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/probing-the-boundaries/making-sense-of/dying-and-death/

For further details of the conference, please visit: http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/probing-the-boundaries/making-sense-of/dying-and-death/call-for-papers/

Please note: Inter-Disciplinary.Net is a not-for-profit network andwe are not in a position to be able to assist with conference travel or subsistence.

CFP: Making Sense of Dying & Death

9th Global Conference : Making Sense Of: Dying and Death | Saturday 10th November – Monday 12th November 2012 | Salzburg, Austria

Call For Papers: This inter- and multi-disciplinary conference explores dying and death and the ways culture impacts care for the dying, the overall experience of dying, and ways the dead are remembered. Over the past three decades, scholarship in thanatology has increased dramatically. This particular conference seeks a broad array of perspectives that explore, analyze, and/or interpret the myriad interrelations and interactions that exist between death and culture. Culture not only presents and portrays ideas about “a good death” and norms that seek to achieve it, culture also operates as both a vehicle and medium through which meaning about death is communicated and understood. Sadly, too, culture sometimes facilitates death through violence. A key emphasis in this year’s conference will be an exploration of the connections between health care systems, caregivers, and matters of public policy that serve those at the end-of-life. This conference specifically aims to assess how heath care systems, patients, and staff intersect during end-of-life care, and explores how important the caregiver-patient relationship continues to be amidst end-of-life issues and decisions.

We also welcome submissions that produce conversations engaging historical, ethnographic, normative, literary, anthropological, philosophical, artistic, political or other terms that elaborate a relationship between death and culture. Papers, reports, presentations, workshops and pre-formed panels are invited on issues on or broadly related to any of the following themes:

  • 1: Health Care Systems: Patients, Staff, and Institutions
    • * Modern Health Care Delivery Systems and Care for the Dying
    • * Palliative Care
    • * Hospice
    • * Elder Care/Ageing in Place Models
    • * Trauma and Emergency Care
    • * Nursing Homes/Skilled Facilities/Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFEs)/Assisted Living
    • * Clinical Competencies in Pain Management and Symptom Control
    • * Measurements, Incentives, Regulatory Statutes, and Recommendations
    • * Continuity of Care Across Treatment Settings
    • * Interdisciplinary Care
  • 2: The Caregiver-Patient Relationship
    • * Provider’s/Caregiver’s Obligations and Virtues
    • * Medical Paternalism and Respect for the Patient, Autonomy
    • * Truth-Telling
    • * Informed Consent
    • * Medicine in the West for a Multicultural Society
    • * Contested Therapies Within the Physician-Patient Relationship
    • * Conflicts of Interest; Problems of Conscience
    • * Caregiver Stress/Caregiver Burnout/Compassion Fatigue
    • * Being With Someone Who Is Dying
    • * Assessment Challenges/Barriers
  • 3: End-of-Life Issues and Decisions
    • * Defining Death
    • * Organ Transplantation and Organ Donation
    • * The Interplay of Ethical Meta-Principles at the End of Life
    • * Nonmaleficence
    • * Beneficence
    • * Autonomy
    • * Death Anxiety
    • * Choosing Death
    • * Advance Directives/Advance Planning/Physician Order for Life-Sustaining Treatments (POLST)/Do Not Resuscitate
    • * Considering End-of-Life Issues and Decisions and Legislation
  • 4: Relationships Between Death and Culture:
    • * music
    • * literature
    • * film
    • * broadcast media
    • * religious broadcasting
    • * journalism
    • * athletics
    • * comic books
    • * novels / poetry / short story
    • * television
    • * radio
    • * print media
    • * internet / technology
    • * popular art / architecture
    • * sacred vs. profane space
    • * advertising
    • * consumerism

Papers will be considered on any related theme. 300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 4th May 2012. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should be submitted by Friday 3rd August 2012. 300 word abstracts should be submitted to the Organising Chairs; abstracts may be in Word, WordPerfect, or RTF formats, following this order: a) author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d) title of abstract, e) body of abstract, f) up to 10 keywords. E-mails should be entitled: Care, Dying and the End of Life Abstract Submission

Please use plain text (Times Roman 12) and abstain from using any special formatting, characters or emphasis (such as bold, italics or underline).Please note that a Book of Abstracts is planned for the end of the year. All accepted abstracts will be included in this publication. We acknowledge receipt and answer to all paper proposals submitted. If you do not receive a reply from us in a week you should assume we did not receive your proposal; it might be lost in cyberspace! We suggest, then, to look for an alternative electronic route or resend.

Organising Chairs Nate Hinerman, Nursing/Theology and Religious Studies, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, USA E-mail: nphinerman@usfca.edu  | Rob Fisher, Network Leader, Inter-Disciplinary.Net, Freeland, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom E-Mail: dd9@inter-disciplinary.net 

The conference is part of the Making Sense Of: series of research projects, which in turn belong to the Probing the Boundaries programmes of Inter-Disciplinary.Net. It aims to bring together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore discussions which are innovative and challenging. All papers accepted for and presented at this conference are eligible for publication in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers may be invited to go forward for development into a themed ISBN hard copy volume. For further details of the project, please visit: http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/probing-the-boundaries/making-sense-of/dying-and-death/

For further details of the conference, please visit: http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/probing-the-boundaries/making-sense-of/dying-and-death/call-for-papers/

Please note: Inter-Disciplinary.Net is a not-for-profit network and we are not in a position to be able to assist with conference travel or subsistence.

CFP: Global Interdisciplinary Conference: The Patient

2nd Global Conference: The Patient (Wednesday 16th May – Friday 18th May 2012, Prague, Czech Republic)

The patient occupies a liminal, unstable position, precariously situated between home and hospital, work and bed, life and death. Although attended by doctors, nurses, family and friends, her condition—particularly if it is chronic—threatens to sever her connections with the world and to exile her into that fundamental solitude owned by the sick and suffering. Immersed in a medical system that seeks optimum outcomes with zero errors, the patient receives care delivered with industrial efficiency. Advances in diagnostic and therapeutic modalities provide both cure and control of chronic illness not imagined a decade ago. The patient, then, poised to benefit on multiple fronts, should be increasingly satisfied with the medical encounter; yet many patients feel alienated or even violated by the medical system. Many health care professionals also lament weaknesses in their technology-driven profession.

What defines a quality medical encounter from the patient’s perspective? What do medical practitioners—nurses, physicians, social workers—value in their relationship with the patient? How is this relationship preserved and nurtured? What are the opportunities or perils in the physician-patient relationship? It seems timely to counteract the quantification of the patient by the health care industry and to call for a humanistic reconstitution of the patient’s experience and situation—to reconsider, rethink, and empathically re-imagine the patient in her environments, ancient and contemporary, intimate and social. We invite papers from a wide range of perspectives—humanist, medical, artistic—addressing one or more of the following topics:

  • the patient in literary contexts
  • the patient in film
  • the patient in self-help books and pathographies
  • the dying patient
  • the identity of the patient
  • from person to patient
  • the patient and communication
  • the ill and the well
  • the chronic patient
  • the caregiver
  • the quality medical encounter from the perspective of the patient
  • the quality medical encounter from the perspective of the physician
  • biomedical ethics
  • the patient in the history of medicine
  • the patient in medical anthropology and sociology
  • patient empowerment

The Steering Group particularly welcomes the submission of pre-formed panel proposals. Papers will also be considered on any related theme. 300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 4th November 2011. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should be submitted by Friday 9th March 2012. Abstracts should be submitted simultaneously to both Organising Chairs; abstracts may be in Word, WordPerfect, or RTF formats with the following information and in this order: a) author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d) title of abstract, e) body of abstract, f) up to 10 keywords. E-mails should be entitled: THE PATIENT Abstract Submission. Please use plain text (Times Roman 12) and abstain from using footnotes and any special formatting, characters or emphasis (such as bold, italics or underline). Please note that a Book of Abstracts is planned for the end of the year. All accepted abstracts will be included in this publication. We acknowledge receipt and answer to all paper proposals submitted. If you do not receive a reply from us in a week you should assume we did not receive your proposal; it might be lost in cyberspace! We suggest, then, to look for an alternative electronic route or resend.

Organising Chairs: Mira Crouch, School if Social Science and International Studies The University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia, Email: Mira Crouch miracrouch@optusnet.com.au | Nate Hinerman, Nursing/Theology and Religious Studies, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, USA, E-mail: Nate Hinerman nphinerman@usfca.edu | Rob Fisher, Inter-Disciplinary.Net, Priory House, Wroslyn Road, Freeland, Oxfordshire OX29 8HR, Email: Rob Fisher patient2@inter-disciplinary.net

The conference is part of the Persons series of ongoing research and publications projects conferences, run within the Probing the Boundaries domain which aims to bring together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore innovative and challenging routes of intellectual and academic exploration. All papers accepted for and presented at the conference will be eligible for publication in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers may be developed for publication in a themed hard copy volume. For further details of the project, please visit:

http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/probing-the-boundaries/persons/the-patient/

For further details of the conference, please visit: http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/probing-the-boundaries/persons/the-patient/call-for-papers/

Please note: Inter-Disciplinary.Net is a not-for-profit network and we are not in a position to be able to assist with conference travel or subsistence.

CFP: Making Sense of: Dying and Death

Call for Papers: 8th Global Conference, Making Sense of: Dying and Death (Saturday 12th November – Monday 14th November 2011, Hotel Angelo, Prague, Czech Republic)

Submissions might be imagined in any (or none) of the following ways: death as an expression of doctrinal beliefs and/or core values, death and dying as an on-going movement between an individual or community and a larger socio-cultural matrix, or death as essentially a cultural construction. Investigations that engage cultural studies from a variety of perspective are certainly encouraged. We also welcome perspectives that interrogate the stability of meaning(s) assigned to such terms (“culture,” “death,” “dignity,” “care,” etc.) and their complex inter-relations. Specifically, submissions should be framed with at least one of the following four rubrics in mind: death/dying within culture, culture within death/dying, death/dying as popular culture (and vice versa), or death/dying in tension with culture. We welcome submissions that produce conversations engaging historical, ethnographic, normative, literary, anthropological, philosophical, artistic, political or other terms that elaborate a relationship between death and culture. For example, submissions might investigate death and dying in relation to any of the following realms of culture:

  • music
  • literature
  • film
  • broadcast media
  • religious broadcasting
  • journalism
  • athletics
  • comic books
  • novels / poetry / short story
  • television
  • radio
  • print media
  • internet / technology
  • popular art / architecture
  • sacred vs. profane space
  • advertising
  • consumerism
  • new religious movements/religious subcultures

Papers will be considered on any related theme. 300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 17th June 2011. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should be submitted by Friday 23rd September 2011. 300 word abstracts should be submitted to the Organising Chairs; abstracts may be in Word, WordPerfect, or RTF formats, following this order: a) author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d) title of abstract, e) body of abstract. E-mails should be entitled: Dying and Death Abstract Submission

Please use plain text (Times Roman 12) and abstain from using any special formatting, characters or emphasis (such as bold, italics or underline). We acknowledge receipt and answer to all paper proposals submitted. If you do not receive a reply from us in a week you should assume we did not receive your proposal; it might be lost in cyberspace! We suggest, then, to look for an alternative electronic route or resend.

Organising Chairs

Nate Hinerman, Nursing/Theology and Religious Studies, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, USA, E-mail: nphinerman@usfca.edu

Rob Fisher, Network Leader, Inter-Disciplinary.Net, Freeland, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom, E-Mail: dd8@inter-disciplinary.net

The conference is part of the Making Sense Of: series of research projects, which in turn belongs to the Probing the Boundaries programmes of Inter-Disciplinary.Net. It aims to bring together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore discussions which are innovative and challenging. All papers accepted for and presented at this conference are eligible for publication in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers may be invited to go forward for development into a themed ISBN hard copy volume.

For further details about the project please visit http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/probing-the-boundaries/making-sense-of/dying-and-death/

For further details about the conference please visit http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/probing-the-boundaries/making-sense-of/dying-and-death/call-for-papers/

CFP: Making Sense Of: Dying and Death: Care, Dying and the End of Life

7th Global Conference, Making Sense Of: Dying and Death: Care, Dying and the End of Life, Monday 8th November – Wednesday 10th November 2010, Prague, Czech Republic

This inter- and multi-disciplinary conference explores connections between health care systems, caregivers, and matters of public policy that serve those at the end-of-life. As the primary cause of death increasingly becomes slow progressive illnesses, many people are now living longer. As a result, end-of-life care has been pushed from the context of the home to the context of the hospital so that the dying can be close to important life-extending technologies. In turn, this means care giving at the end-of-life is often assigned to medical professionals rather than friends and family. The impact of this migration has caused many to have an increasingly passive role in caring for the dying. A challenge has arisen surrounding how to explore questions of meaning, questions of value, and questions of relationship with the dying when the context of care they receive is almost purely geared towards the biological dimension of their personhood. Furthermore, our increasingly passive role in providing care to the dying leaves, for many, few opportunities to reflect on and consider carefully one’s own mortality. A common perception is emerging that portrays death as a “medical failure,” and not as a natural process.

As clinical competencies surrounding pain management and symptom control evolve, the formation of interdisciplinary teams designed to treat the whole person has become increasingly necessary. Advance planning is a vital way to assist efforts to insure the dying receive the kind(s) of care they desire. However, discontinuity of care across treatment settings can undermine even the clearest planning documents.

Ethical ideals, patient goals, and regulatory requirements of a given institution all shape the dying trajectory. This conference specifically aims to assess how heath care systems, patients, and staff intersect during end-of-life care, and explores how important the caregiver-patient relationship continues to be amidst end-of-life issues and decisions.

Papers, reports, presentations, workshops and pre-formed panels are invited on issues on or broadly related to any of the following themes:

1: Health Care Systems: Patients, Staff, and Institutions

  • * Modern Health Care Delivery Systems and Care for the Dying
  • * Palliative Care
  • * Hospice
  • * Elder Care/Ageing in Place Models
  • * Trauma and Emergency Care
  • * Nursing Homes/Skilled Facilities/Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFEs)/Assisted Living
  • * Clinical Competencies in Pain Management and Symptom Control
  • * Measurements, Incentives, Regulatory Statutes, and Recommendations
  • * Continuity of Care Across Treatment Settings
  • * Interdisciplinary Care

2: The Caregiver-Patient Relationship

  • * Caregiver’s (Physician’s?) Obligations and Virtues
  • * Medical Paternalism and Respect for the Patient, Autonomy
  • * Truth-Telling
  • * Informed Consent
  • * Medicine in the West for a Multicultural Society
  • * Contested Therapies Within the Physician-Patient Relationship
  • * Conflicts of Interest; Problems of Conscience
  • * Caregiver Stress/Caregiver Burnout/Compassion Fatigue
  • * Being With Someone Who Is Dying
  • * Assessment Challenges/Barriers

3: Death Systems: Matters of Public Policy

  • * Defining Death
  • * Organ Transplantation and Organ Donation
  • * Death Certification
  • * The Coroner and the Medical Examiner
  • * Autopsies
  • * The Impact of the Death System

4: End-of-Life Issues and Decisions

  • * The Interplay of Ethical Meta-Principles at the End of Life
  • * Nonmaleficence
  • * Beneficence
  • * Autonomy
  • * Justice
  • * Fidelity
  • * Death Anxiety
  • * Choosing Death
  • * Advance Directives/Advance Planning/Physician Order for Life-Sustaining Treatments (POLST)/Do Not Resuscitate
  • * Wills and Inheritance
  • * Probate
  • * Insurance and Death Benefits
  • * Considering End-of-Life Issues and Decisions and Legislation

Papers will be considered on any related theme. 300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 28th May 2010. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should be submitted by Friday 24th September 2010. 300 word abstracts should be submitted to the Organising Chairs; abstracts may be in Word, WordPerfect, or RTF formats, following this order: a) author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d) title of abstract, e) body of abstract. E-mails should be entitled: Care, Dying and the End of Life Abstract Submission. Please use plain text (Times Roman 12) and abstain from using any special formatting, characters or emphasis (such as bold, italics or underline). We acknowledge receipt and answer to all paper proposals submitted. If you do not receive a reply from us in a week you should assume we did not receive your proposal; it might be lost in cyberspace! We suggest, then, to look for an alternative electronic route or resend.

Organising Chairs:

Nate Hinerman, Nursing/Theology and Religious Studies, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, USA, E-mail: nphinerman@usfca.edu and Rob Fisher, Network Leader, Inter-Disciplinary.Net, Freeland, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom, E-Mail: dd7@inter-disciplinary.net

The conference is part of the Making Sense Of: series of research projects, which in turn belong to the Probing the Boundaries programmes of Inter-Disciplinary.Net. It aims to bring together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore discussions which are innovative and challenging. All papers accepted for and presented at this conference are eligible for publication in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers may be invited to go forward for development into a themed ISBN hard copy volume.

Please note: Inter-Disciplinary.Net is a not-for-profit network and we are not in a position to be able to assist with conference travel or subsistence.

For further details about the project please visit: http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/probing-the-boundaries/making-sense-of/dying-and-death/

For further details about the conference please visit: http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/probing-the-boundaries/making-sense-of/dying-and-death/call-for-papers/

CFS: Final Moments (Book Anthology)

FINAL MOMENTS: NURSES’ STORIES ABOUT DEATH AND DYING

Experiencing the death of a patient is a rite of passage for most nurses. Share a story about:
* Your first encounter with the death of a patient
* A patient who made a life-changing impression on you
* How you have dealt with grief
* The controversies of end-of-life decisions
* The challenges of caring for people as they die
* The experience of telling family members their loved one has died
There is a $100 honorarium if the piece is accepted and published. Previously published pieces will be considered. Submissions should run 1000-3000 words.
Shannon Berning, Editor, Kaplan Publishing
1 Liberty Plaza, 24th Floor
New York, NY 10006
Phone: 212-618-2426
Fax: 212-618-2499
E-mail: shannon.berning@kaplan.com

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