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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