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EOLE 2021 : The End of Life Experience: 3rd Global Interdisciplinary Conference

Lisbon, Portugal
Event Date: Mar 12, 2021 - Mar 13, 2021
Submission Deadline: Sep 04, 2020
Notification of Acceptance: Sep 18, 2020
Camera Ready Version Due : Jan 15, 2021

About

This inclusive interdisciplinary 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 four decades, scholarship in thanatology and palliative care has increased dramatically. Our conversations seek a broad array of perspectives that explore, analyse, 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, it 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.

Call For Paper

Continuing with the same momentum established from the previous two meetings, we invite presentations from caregivers, artists, therapists, theologians, philosophers, thought leaders, stake holders, medical professionals, entrepreneurs, designers, artists, musicians, patients, activists, journalists, policy makers, developers, technologists, and academics from across these and other disciplines that respond to or innovatively (re-)frame 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/Truth-Hearing
  • Informed Consent
  • Medicine in Multicultural Societies
  • 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

  • Death and the internet
  • Death and social media
  • Death and music
  • Death in literature
  • Death in film
  • Death and broadcast media
  • Death and athletics
  • Death in comic books
  • Death and television
  • Death and radio
  • Death and print media
  • Death and popular art / architecture
  • Death and advertising
  • Death and consumerism

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