Online registration is now open

Registration is now open for the 2018 conference “Bads” in Healthcare: Negative Experience as an Impetus to Reform in Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, which will take place at the School of Health, Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) in Winterthur (Switzerland) on June, 21-22. Please proceed to the online subscription form and visit the hotel booking platform of House of Winterthur. Registration is required for all participants, speakers included.

“Bads” in healthcare: Negative experience as an impetus to reform in nineteenth and twentieth centuries

European Conference of the Swiss Society of the History of Health and Nursing (GPG-HSS) in Cooperation with the European Association for the History of Nursing (EAHN) and the European Journal for Nursing History, Theory and Ethics (ENHE). 21.-22.06.2018, Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), School of Health, Winterthur (Switzerland).

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Cultural expectations of ‘good care’ change according to context. They vary according to time and place. They are constantly shaped and reshaped by knowledge and techniques of health professions; by bodily and emotional needs and sensations; by symbols and rituals of attention and of sympathy; by religious ideas; and by views of justice, of caring human relations and of the person’s dignity. Individual experiences sometimes harmonize with expectations so that patients, and their nurses, midwives and physiotherapists, all feel satisfied. But sometimes, whether during birth, while nursing a newborn or a dying person, or whether engaging in some other healthcare process, things can and do go wrong. Continue reading ““Bads” in healthcare: Negative experience as an impetus to reform in nineteenth and twentieth centuries”

4e workshop de la hss-gpg : programme à télécharger

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Des objets sous la loupe : histoire(s) et culture(s) matérielles des professions de la santé, vendredi 16 juin  2017 à l’Institut d’histoire de la médecine de l’Université de Berne.

Ophtalmoscope, ultrasons, glucomètre, règle de Naegele, poumon d’acier, orthèse de main : autant d’objets qui ouvrent le regard sur des zones où sciences, pratique professionnelle, société et culture quotidienne s’influencent mutuellement. Les historiennes, sages-femmes, sociologue et ergothérapeutes intervenant lors du 4e workshop de la HSS-GPG présenteront l’éclairage que des recherches faites sur ces objets apporte sur l’histoire de la santé et ses professions, ainsi que des projets menés dans le domaine de l’enseignement et dans un  Musée (Programme à télécharger).

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