Visiting Professor to lecture on the social organisation of end of life care
- by Kate Bowman
- September 12, 2019
Urgent questions are raised by the major challenges of our “ageing” societies’ organisation of care: frailty, dementia, social isolation, families’ decreasing capacity to care, care migration, disappearance of social infrastructure in rural regions, digitalization, and controversial political and social-ethical orientations:
• How can we ensure social participation in all phases of life, especially by marginalised people?
• How can we arrange wise interlinkages between informal and formal care?
• What are the potentials and risks involved in new care technologies?
• What are the implications of the “commodification” of care for caring cultures?
• How can we enable dying in familiar environments?
• How can we create (gender) fair job, family and care work roles?
The “caring-answers” of our institutions and professions, centered on modern industrial societies, are reaching their limits. While novel “caring ways of life” are beginning to evolve, an appropriate “policy of care” has not yet begun to emerge.
Dr Wegleitner will reflect on the upcoming challenges for the social organisation of aged and end-of-life care. Drawing on his experience of promoting caring communities and current interdisciplinary care discourses, his presentation should enable a critical discussion of ideas and future prospects for the social-ethical and political preconditions of a caring society.
Klaus Wegleitner has studied sociology, social sciences, philosophy and political science and teaches applied ethics for Masters and Doctoral students. His research addresses developing and transforming health care systems and social care networks for older people and end-of-life care. His interests include end-of life care
and public health perspectives, questions of social justice, the democratisation of care and sustainability. A major aspect of his research promotes and develops cultures of care in organizations and regions and strengthens community and citizen-led end-of-life care through Caring/Compassionate Communities.
Special Guest Lecture:
Horizons of Care: The Future of the Social Organisation of End-of-Life Care
Presented by Associate Professor Klaus Wegleitner
Dept of Public Care, University of Graz, Austria
Friday, 11 October 2019
11:00am to 12:30 pm
Parramatta City Campus – Room 01.4.23
Western Sydney University
To RSVP please email Dr Alison Rahn before September 30.
For the flyer click here: WSU Wegleitner_WSU Public Lecture_2019
- MAY 27, 2022
- 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
PCNSW Education Day 2022
We are thrilled to be holding our first Education Day since 2019. Please jo...Read more
- JUNE 8, 2022
- 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
NSW Network of Managers of Palliative Care Volunteer Services
The role of the Network is to ensure best practice for NSW Managers of Pall...Read more
- JUNE 20 - JUNE 21, 2022
- 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Volunteer Manager Conference 2022
The NSW Network of Managers of Palliative Care Volunteers and the Volunteer...Read more
Become a member of Palliative Care NSW
Palliative Care New South Wales is the peak body in NSW representing palliative care providers and those with an interest in palliative care. Palliative Care New South Wales is a member of the national peak body Palliative Care Australia.
Join today and receive discounts, benefits and more!
Special member rate available for volunteers.
Subscribe to our eNews
Be the first to know our latest new, events, and research!SUBSCRIBE TO ENEWS