The 33rd annual conference of the International Society for the Scientific of Subjectivity will be held at 200SVS on 7th – 9th September 2017, hosted by Glasgow Caledonian University. On Wednesday 6th September 2017 we will host preconference workshop(s) at Glasgow Caledonian University with details to follow.
The conference will comprise of plenary and panel sessions, paper presentations and a keynote speech.
While the conference programme will cover a range of disciplines and sectors, the study of subjectivity and the use of Q Methodology will provide a unifying element to the conference.
For more information about the event please visit the Q Conference 2017 website and if you have any questions email Qconference2017@gcu.ac.uk
Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) health economist Professor Cam Donaldson, Yunus Chair in Social Business and Health, has contributed to the Scottish Government’s new five-year strategy for Maternity and Neonatal Care in Scotland.
Professor Donaldson was a member of the Evidence and Data subgroup, one of the expert review groups, appointed to work up a series of recommendations and proposals that will seek to enhance services.
On February 26, 2015, the Minister for Public Health, Ms Maureen Watt MSP, announced a Review of Maternity and Neonatal services in Scotland. Jane Grant, Chief Executive, NHS Forth Valley was appointed in July 2015 to lead on the Review.
The resulting report, published by the Scottish Government today (January 20), sets out a vision for the future planning, design and safe delivery of high quality maternity and neonatal services in Scotland. It puts the family at the centre of decisions so that all women, babies and their families get the highest quality of care according to their needs.
Professor Donaldson said: “It is great to have the role of health economics in such major strategic planning processes recognised and for GCU’s excellent research group to have been approached to contribute to this Review. Most importantly, it is an honour to contribute to attempts to reshape services to better meet the needs of mothers and babies.”
Yunus Centre staff members have recently had a number of articles accepted for publication, details below:
Power, M., Doherty, B., Small, N., and Teasdale, S. (2017 forthcoming) All in it together? Community food aid in a multi-ethnic context, Journal of Social Policy
‘Workplace health and gender among cotton workers in America and Britain, c. 1880s-1940s’, International Review of Social History, 61, 3 (2016): 459-85, doi:10.1017/S0020859016000493.
‘Also editing special issue of Social Enterprise Journal on Social Enterprise and Ethnography (to be published 2017)
Teasdale, S., Lyon, F., and Baldock, R. (2017 forthcoming). A methodological critique of the social enterprise growth myth. In Dey, P and Steyaert, C. (eds.) Critical Perspectives of Social Entrepreneurship, Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.
Professor Jose Luis Pinto Prades has been invited to join the Medical Decision Making Journals’ Editorial Board for the upcoming 2017-2019 term.
Professor Rachel Baker has been invited to join the Wellcome Trust Expert Review Group, Society and Ethics, Early Career Awards from January 2017 to August 2018.
A paper on ‘Priority to end of life treatments? Views of the public in the Netherlands’ by Sofie Wouters, Job van Exel, Rachel Baker and Werner Brouwer has just been published in Value in Health. Please see abstract below and link to the paper.
Recent debates in the Netherlands on health care priority setting have focused on the relative value of gains generated by life-extending medicines for people with a terminal illness, mostly new cancer drugs. These treatments are generally expensive, provide relatively small health gains, and therefore usually do not meet common cost per QALY thresholds. Nevertheless, these drugs may be provided under the assumption that there is public support for making a special case for treatments for people with a terminal illness. This study investigated the views of the public in the Netherlands on a range of equity and efficiency considerations relevant to priority setting and examines whether there is public support for making such a special case.
Using Q methodology, three viewpoints on important principles for priority setting were identified. Data were collected through ranking exercises conducted by 46 members of the general public in the Netherlands, including 11 respondents with personal experience with cancer.
Viewpoint 1 emphasized that people have equal rights to healthcare and opposed priority setting on any ground. Viewpoint 2 emphasized that the care for terminal patients should at all times respect the patients’ quality of life, which sometimes means refraining from invasive treatments. Viewpoint 3 had a strong focus on effective and efficient care and had no moral objection against priority setting under certain circumstances.
Overall, we found little public support for the assumption that health gains in terminally ill patients are more valuable than those in other patients. This implies that the assumption that society is prepared to pay more for health gains in people who have only a short period of lifetime left does not correspond with societal preferences in the Netherlands.
Call for Papers and Panels for the 9th International Social Innovation Research Conference is now open: http://www.isirconference.com/call-for-papers/
Dates: 12th – 14th December 2017
Location: Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia
There is one month left to submit your abstract to the 6th EMES International Research Conference on Social Enterprise (July 3th-6th, 2017; Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium).
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3-9 July 2017, University of Warsaw
7-day course on various aspects of transnational solidarity
Lectures, seminars and workshops by leading European scholars working on solidarity issues
Focus on research methods and skill development with the use of practical knowledge gathered through the TransSOL research project
- Solidarity Network Analysis
- The Legal Basis of Solidarity in the EU
- Transnational Solidarity in Media Discourse
- Civil Society-led Solidarity: Survey and Hubs-based Website Analysis
- Workshop with Practitioners
Participation free of charge. 4 accommodation grants available
Application deadline: 15 January 2017
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