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1st Global Conference: Making Sense Of 'Care' in Health Care (Sydney, Australia: February 2010)
full name / name of organization:
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net
1st Global Conference
Monday 15th February - Wednesday 17th February 2010
In association with the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Sydney
Call for Papers
This inter- and multi-disciplinary project seeks to address the meanings, the role and the realities of the term ‘Care’ as used in conjunction with practices that relate to health and illness matters. The questions that are relevant to such a project concern ideology as much as they do policies and actions. As such, they also touch on the correspondence, or lack thereof, between desirable (’caring’) models of practice and actual activities at the coal-face of work in the health systems of contemporary societies.
We have identified a number of core themes for our first conference. Out of our deliberations at this time it is anticipated that the project will develop further and cross-fertilise with other research within Inter-Disciplinary.Net.
* Analysing ‘Care’ - origins and cultural significance of the term
Papers will be considered on any related theme. 300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 14th August 2009. If your paper is accepted for presentation at the conference, an 8 page draft paper should be submitted by Friday 15th January 2010.
300 word 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.
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). 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.
The conference is part of the Making Sense Of: Hub 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.
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