Images of Care and Dying [20016-17]

See Programme for details, please.

Corpus Christi College and Alison Richard Building (CRASSH)


About

Clinical practice at the end of life raises many issues which are hard to find ways to feel, think and talk about. This results in a tendency to short-circuit the process, and move quickly into familiar and abstracted debates cut off from the felt and lived realities of daily clinical work. The result is not only that these important debates become impoverished, but that some unbound intensity, half-voiced, is left for clinicians in making sense of their roles which discomforts and, at times, proves disruptive. For instance, the financial and resource allocation dimensions of end of life care – and its embodiment in lonely, intimate decisions made by or between patients, loved-ones and clinicians (or imposed on them by an under-resourced health and social care sector) – form a regular part of the work, but have been short-circuited out of the literature. Screen media is well adapted to the task of allowing questions about illness, death and dying to be articulated, thought through, felt and reimagined. Though representational and fabricated, they offer a sharp way back in to engaging with the bustle, upheaval, misery, tenderness and clarity of clinical work in this area. Film and images have a special capacity to allow us to remain with questions and difficult experiences, feeling out their meanings and implications for us and others, deepening our imagination of what life, dying and death is or might be. “Images of Care and Dying” offers a genuinely innovative interdisciplinary conversation focused around the themes of desire, responsiveness and representation – each of which is needed and difficult in a palliative care context.

 

Administrative assistance: gradfac@crassh.cam.ac.uk

Convenors

Convenors

Professor Emma Wilson (Prof of French Literature and the Visual Arts, Modern and Medieval Languages)
Dr Stephen Barclay (Senior Lecturer in General Practice and palliative Care, Primary Care Unit, Department of Public Health and Primary Care)
Dr Robbie Duschinsky (Lecturer in Social Sciences, Department of Public Health and Primary Care)
Lauren Milden (Public Health Policy Coordinator, Institute of Public Health)


Faculty Advisors

Professor Jonathan Mant (Prof of Primary Care Research, Department of Public Health and Primary Care)
Professor Juliet Mitchell (Prof Emerita, Founder of the Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies)
Dr John David Rhodes (Lecturer in Film, Department of Italian)
Dr Simon Schnall (Reader in Experimental Social Psychology and Director of the Cambridge Embodied Cognition and Emotion Laboratory, Department of Psychology)
Dr James Warren (Reader in Ancient Philosophy)

Programme 2016-17

Images of Care
Seminar 1: Images of Care and Dying
26 October 2016, McCrum Lecture Theatre, Corpus Christi College

Nicola Stockley (Filmmaker), Derek Fraser (Chaplain)- at Images of Care

Seminar 2: Images of Care and Dying
09 November 2016, McCrum Lecture Theatre, Corpus Christi College

Bee Wee (N.C.Director for End of Life Care), Anna Elsner (Zurich) - at Images of Care

Seminar 3: Images of Care and Dying
24 January 2017, Seminar room SG1/SG2 Alison Richard Building.

Stephen Barclay (Cambridge), Steven Eastwood (QMUL) - at Images of Care and Dying (Online Registration)

Seminar 4: Images of Care and Dying
07 March 2017, Seminar room SG1/SG2 Alison Richard Building.

Clare Henry (National Council for Palliative Care)
Sarah Cooper (KCL) - at Images of Care and Dying (Online Registration)

Images of Care and Dying
27 April 2017, Seminar Rooms SG1/SG2, Alison Richard Building

Jane Maher (Macmillan), Bill Noble (Marie Curie), Emma Wilson (Cambridge) at Images of Care and Dying (Online registration)