Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Exploratory Workshop – event Michaelmas Term
21 July 2017
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) are interested in linking up with Oxford researchers through TORCH’s Medical Humanities Programme to examine a number of potential areas of investigation that could enhance the impact of their projects in the field.
Areas they are eager to explore include:
- Attitudes towards terminal suffering and incurable illness in children and young adults in various African contexts and its relevance for end-of-life care: what can we learn from anthropological, socio-cultural, ethical, psychological, spiritual, legal… approaches to this challenge?
- Defining a comprehensive and dynamic approach towards protecting the physical and mental health of people on the move in the Middle East, Africa, and South America.
- How can we move towards an ever more patient-centred approach across diverse cultures including hearing the patient’s voice, compassion, patient satisfaction and empowerment vis-à-vis maintaining his/her own health? Can lessons learned in a “Western” context be applied to a “developing country” context?
If you are interested in attending or in discussing this further please contact firstname.lastname@example.org