The Scientific Committee of the 17th Biennial Conference European Society for Health and Medical Sociology is now accepting proposals for high quality, timely, innovative, and also educational, sessions related to the overall idea of tensions and paradoxes related to rights, knowledge, and trust in health resulting from broad social, political, and economic transformations to be presented at the ESHMS 17th Biennial Congress, June 7-8, 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal.
Under the theme ‘Old tensions, emerging paradoxes in health: rights, knowledge, and trust’, the congress aims to offer a forum for new insights into the tensions and paradoxes health systems are currently facing as a result of broad social and political transformations. These include climate change, migrations, economic crises, citizens’ quest for inclusiveness and freely deciding on their own lives, distrust of professional self-regulated work models and decisions, struggle for recognition and legitimacy by different professional groups, or the growing role of the market in the provision of care and funding of scientific research. Despite the progress of academic research in addressing these issues, the exposure of healthcare to the market, to politics, as well as to countervailing forces, rationalities and interests makes the renewal of this debate both timely and necessary.
Suggested topics may include, but are not limited to:
- Social inequalities in health, disease and death
- Effects of social movements on health
- Adaptation of work models to specific conditions and needs
- Living and experiencing illness in contexts of crises (e.g. economic, environmental, humanitarian)
- Users’ experience in accessing healthcare
- Interactions between practitioners-patients, practitioners-practitioners and practitioners-regulators
- Features of trust in expert health knowledge
- The creation and overcome of scientific boundaries in health
- Measuring and putting in practice evidence-based procedures
- Lay knowledge and use of evidence-based procedures in health
- Combining different forms of evidence in health
- Effects of the market on the provision of care and research agendas
- Effects of accountability on professionals’ practice and patients’ decisions
- Ethical dilemmas in health (e.g. death and birth)
- Climate change and health
- Social uses of health technologies
Sociologists, other social scientists, and scholars in interdisciplinary fields related to medicine, health, and illness. Scholars in medical humanities, public health, governance and administrative sciences are particularly encouraged to participate.
Session proposals must be submitted in English and consist of:
2) Extended abstract (max 500 words)
3) Submitter’s name, filiation and email
4) Submitter’s Bionote (max. 100 words)
Submission of Session proposals
Proposals will be accepted beginning February 2017 through 15 April, 2017. Submitters will receive notification by late June as to the disposition of session submissions.
Sessions are reviewed, scored and ultimately selected by the Scientific Committee of the Conference. On occasion, submitters can be asked for further clarification. The scientific Committee reserves the right to reject proposals that do not fit in the editorial of the congress and to merge overlapping proposals. Assessment criteria include adherence to the conference theme, consideration of the most relevant literature, originality, formal presentation and geographical diversity.
Local committee hosted by ISCTE-IUL
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