The McDonald Centre, in partnership with the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing and the Oxford Healthcare Values Partnership, has organised a virtual interdisciplinary conference event, which will take place on 4 September 2020.
AGEING & DESPAIR: TOWARDS PATIENCE AND HOPE FOR HEALTH AND CARE
This virtual event gathers theologians and philosophers for conversation with medical and nursing professionals as well as health care strategists such that the gravity of old age, including subjective experiences of suffering and despair, and the threats of death and dying, can be foregrounded. Although aging and despair offer the thematic contours for the conference presentations, further thinking about essential virtues for overcoming despair and the meaning or practices of hope will also be examined while reflections on the Ars moriendi (art of dying) will be offered such that health and care might be resourced, and public policies, educative experiences, and professional practices might be re-examined.
The conference event and further details can be found at the following website: www.mcdonaldcentreconference.info (link is external)
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