Framing Ageing: A Clinical, Cultural and Social Dialogue

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Webinar 4 : 5 March 2021 Panel: Practise I

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Framing Ageing: A Clinical, Cultural, and Social Dialogue facilitates methodological exchange between geriatricians, gerontologists, humanities researchers, social scientists, and practitioners, who can benefit from transdisciplinary collaboration. A key aim is to create a transdisciplinary network that liberates the field from the constraints of failure models of ageing.

Two interdisciplinary UCD/TCD-led workshops were originally planned for 2020. We have now restructured the first workshop to run as a series of webinars, each webinar comprising of two panels from the original programme. Those interested in attending the webinar can register here and a zoom link will be sent in due course.

Webinar 4: 5 March 2021 (3pm-4.50pm)

Panel 5: Practise I

Chair: Anne Fuchs (University College Dublin)

Introductory words by Anne Fuchs

Hilary Moss (University of Limerick) ‘The role of the arts in the lives of older people before, during and after a hospital stay: aesthetic neglect or enrichments?’

Response: Tara Byrne, Age & Opportunity (TO BE CONFIRMED)

Katie Featherstone (Cardiff University) ‘Wandering the Wards: Everyday hospital care and its consequences for people living with dementia’

Response: Ulla Kriebernegg (University of Graz)

Comfort Break

Desmond J Tobin (University College Dublin) 'Our Ageing Skin – can we ever feel comfortable in it/ with it?’

Response: Robert Zwijnenberg (Leiden University)



Webinar 5, scheduled for April 2021, will be advertised in the coming weeks.

We seek to liberate the field from the constraints of pathological, sociological, and economic models of ageing by attempting an entanglement between the biopsychosocial model and the interpretive, the empirical and the aesthetic, the historical and the contemporary, and research and practice.

We will explore the knowledge transfer potential of scientific and social science research methodologies (empirical, quantitative, lab-based etc.) for humanities researchers as well as investigating the knowledge transfer potential of humanities research methodologies (historical, narrative, archival) for gerontology, healthcare and the social sciences.

The aim is to create an interdisciplinary network of medical researchers, gerontologists, humanities researchers, and NGOs, while also promoting practice-based research by working with practitioners.

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