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Call for abstracts – Canadian Society for the Sociology of Health

Call for Abstracts for the session “Contemporary Issues in End-of-Life Care” at the Canadian Society for the Sociology of Health Fifth Biennial Conference

Conference date: May 5 – 6, 2016.

Conference location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Abstract submission deadline: December 4, 2015.

Language of the session: French and English (abstracts in either language are welcome).

Session Description:

Contemporary end-of-life care is continually evolving since the emergence of palliative care in the 1960s. Various new actors, institutions, and discourses are entering the scene and remaking the field in unexpected ways. At the same time, scholars are paying increased attention to myriad ways in which end-of-life care is enacted, both within and outside of settings more typically associated with health care. Policy makers too are increasingly motivated to pay greater attention to end-of-life care due to the aging of the population and increased public interest. For this session, we solicit papers that speak to the various contemporary experiences, changes, conflicts, and successes in the practice of end-of-life care in Canada and elsewhere, in clinical/hospital or other settings. While we welcome theoretical papers, we are primarily interested in papers that build upon empirical data that can make a unique contribution to the social study of end-of-life care. The goal of the session is to have a productive interdisciplinary discussion on end-of-life care; as such, we welcome contributions not only from sociology but also from other social and health sciences disciplines such as nursing, education, bioethics, anthropology, geography, and others. Abstract  should include objectives, background, methods, findings and conclusions.

Abstract must be submitted online:

For questions, contact either of the session organizers:

Hadi Karsoho (

David K. Wright (

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