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Forms of Care

An Ethnography of "Active non-interventions" in Palliative Care

Between May 2018 and January 2021 I worked as a Research Fellow at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. With professor Simon Cohn and Erica Borgstrom, I conducted the ESRC funded stuyd 'Forms of Care' (grant number ES/P002781/1). 

Find more information about the project on the Forms of Care website.

The project outputs are listed below.

 

Academic publications

Dumble, K., Driessen, A., Borgstrom, E, Jonathan, M., Yardley, S. and S. Cohn (2022) “How much information is ‘reasonable’? A qualitative interview study of the prescribing practices of palliative care professionals.” Palliative Medicine. Online first.

 

Driessen, A., Borgstrom, E., Cohn, S. (2021) “Placing death and dying: Making place at the end of life.” Social Science & Medicine. Volume 291: 1-8

Borgstrom, E., Cohn, S., Driessen, A., Martin, J., and S. Yardley (2021) “Multidisciplinary team meetings in palliative care: an ethnographic study.” BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care. 0: 1–4.

 

Driessen, A., Borgstrom, E., Cohn, S. “Ways of ‘being with’: caring for dying patients at the height of the COVID pandemic.” (2021). Anthropology in Action. 28 (1): 16-20.

 

Borgstrom, E., Cohn, S. and Driessen, A. (2020). “We come in as ‘the nothing’: Researching non-intervention in palliative care”. Medicine Anthropology Theory, 7(2).

 

Conference presentations

Driessen, A, Borgstrom, E. and S. Cohn. “Folding time: making futures at the end of life”. British Sociological Association, Annual Conference 2021, 13-15 April 2021

 

Driessen, A., Borgstrom, E. and S. Cohn. “Dying at home: Making vital places at the end of life.” Chronic Living Conference (virtual conference), 4-6 March 2021

 

S. Cohn, Driessen, A. and Borgstrom, E. “Non-interventions as a form of care: thinking about the end of life”. Chronic Living Conference (virtual conference), 4-6 March 2021

 

Driessen, A., Borgstrom, E. and S. Cohn. “End-of-life care in England during the Covid-19 pandemic,” Death and Culture III (virtual conference), 3-4 September 2020

Driessen, A. and Cohn, S. “Rethinking ‘doing everything’ at the end of life: an ethnography of “noninterventions” in palliative care”. 4S/EASST, virtual conference, 18-21 August 2020

16-17 May 2020. Poster presentation: “Multidisciplinary Team Meetings as care in practice: An ethnography of hospital and community palliative care in the UK.”  E. Borgstrom, S. Cohn, A. Driessen, K. Dumble, J. Martin & S. Yardley. European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC), Palermo, 14-16 May 2020. (Postponed due to COVID-19).

18-19 March 2020. Poster presentation: “Placing death and dying: The work of making place at the end of life.” A. Driessen, E.Borgstrom & S. Cohn. Palliative Care Congress (PCC), Telford. (Cancelled due to COVID-19).

5 December 2019. “Placing death and dying: On the work of relationships in making place at the end of life.” A. Driessen, S. Cohn and E. Borgstrom. BSA Death, Dying and Bereavement, Sheffield 

 

11-13 September 2019. “To lead, to follow, to let happen: An ethnography of (non)-intervention at the end of life.” A. Driessen, S. Cohn and E. Borgstrom. BSA Medical Sociology annual conference, York 

 

1 June 2019. “Control over, and control with – An exploration of examples of tinkering towards control in end of life care.” A. Driessen, S. Cohn and E. Borgstrom. Workshop ‘Caring Control_Controlling Care’. Anthropology department, University of Amsterdam. 

16 May 2019. “Leading and following: rethinking agency through an ethnography of palliative care teams in the UK.” A. Driessen, S. Cohn and E. Borgstrom. Seminar Series of P6 research collective: Body, Knowledge, Subjectivity. Department of Technology and Social Change (TEMA-T), Linköping University.

24-27 July 2018. “Crafting attachments and detachments in palliative care”. A. Driessen, S. Cohn and E. Borgstrom. In: panel “Crafting attachments, making worlds”. Co-convened with E. Vogel and J.Laurent. EASST, Lancaster. Convenors: E. Vogel, J, Laurent and A. Driessen. EASST, Lancaster. 

1-2 October 2018 “Intervening & Influencing”. A. Driessen, S. Cohn and E. Borgstrom. Re-politicising Public Health: A workshop for early career ethnographers. Kings College London & LSHTM, London. 

 

Conference panels

3-4 September 2020. “Fields and fieldwork under pressure”. Co-convened with E. Roding, ‘Mobilising Methods In Medical Anthropology’ Conference, Royal Anthropological Institute/ London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London. (postponed due to COVID-19)

18-21 August 2020. “‘Not doing’ in times of crisis: Agency and the urgency of pause and restraint“. EASST – 4S, Prague. Convenors: A. Driessen and S. Cohn. (Virtual due to COVID-19)

September 2019. Special Event “Sociological Contributions to Palliative and End of Life Care” with MacArtney, J.; Krawczyk, M.; Driessen, A., S. Cohn, E. Borgstrom and Almack, K. BSA Medical Sociology annual conference, York.


24-27 July 2018. “Crafting attachments, making worlds”. Co-convened with E. Vogel and J.Laurent. EASST, Lancaster. Convenors: E. Vogel, J, Laurent and A. Driessen

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