Speaker: Anette Forss, RN, PhD, Visiting Scholar, Dept. of Philosophy, SUNY, Stony Brook; Division of Nursing, Research Unit for Studies of Integrative Health Care (on leave 2007-2010), Dept. of Neurobiology, Care Sciences & Society, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Title: Using new waves in philosophy of technology and multi sited ethnography to reshape CAM related research
Abstract: The increased use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) among patients in USA and the western world has gained research interests in recent years. Two themes are notable in the CAM related research literature. First, there is a preoccupation with controlling and defining effects, risks and outcomes of CAM therapies. Second, there is a preoccupation with definitions, boundaries and intersections between caring (often seen as the domain and outcome of nursing and CAM), curing (generally defined as the domain and outcome of biomedical oriented health care), and healing (mostly seen as the domain and outcome of CAM) that reflects different views on where power is believed, and not believed, to reside. In this presentation, I will discuss how combining philosophy of technology and multi sited ethnography in a cross cultural study in Sweden and USA allow for a new perspective on the definitions, boundaries and intersections between caring, curing and healing in CAM related research.
Time: 12:15 PM
Place: Claire M. Fagin Hall, School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
Room 2019, 2U Conference Room
The Bates Center Seminar Series features scholarly papers and presentations on the history of nursing and health care and welcomes all interested individuals.
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University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
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