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7th Global Conerence: Making Sense Of Dying and Death - Care, Dying and the End of Life (November 2010, Prague, Czech Republic)
full name / name of organization:
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net
7th Global Conference
Monday 8th November – Wednesday 10th November 2010
Call for Papers
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
2: The Caregiver-Patient Relationship
* Caregiver’s (Physician’s?) Obligations and Virtues
3: Death Systems: Matters of Public Policy
* Defining Death
4: End-of-Life Issues and Decisions
* The Interplay of Ethical Meta-Principles at the End of Life
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
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.
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.
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