Investigating fluidity, space and place in palliative and end of life care
Background: With colleagues in Australia and in geography we are reframing the debate on preferred place of dying using Zygmunt Bauman’s ideas on liquid modernity. The proposed study would draw together theory and practices across healthcare, geography and social studies to understand how liquid modernity shapes, frames and influences palliative and end of life care across the life span in hospitals, hospices and people’s homes.
Methods: A mixed methodology approach integrating quantitative and qualitative methods would be used to identify and analyses processes over time of delivering and receiving palliative and end of life care, including the use of ethnographic observation, interviews and analysis of service delivery statistics.
Potential outputs: A conceptual theorising of the ways in which space, place and palliative care might be understood in liquid modernity.
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