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15 February 2023 - 15 February 2023

4:00PM - 5:00PM

Online (Zoom)

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Jiong Tu delivers the seminar titled 'Manoeuvring between cultures: how medical professionals perceive and practice hospice care in China'

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Jiong Tu

Please note: This seminar has been postponed. We will update this page with new dates once decided.

Jiong Tu, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China; Xiao Mei, Fudan University, Shanghai, China; and Lancaster University UK.

Abstract: For the past three decades, Chinese medical professionals were increasingly exposed to a new set of ideas and practices of how to provide high-quality end-of-life care to patients. Many of them became key players in the effort to introduce and promote hospice care to the medical community as well as the public in Chinese mainland. However, based on fieldwork conducted at Chinese hospitals, discrepancies can be observed between how medical professionals believe in values of hospice and their daily medical practice. We argue that this discrepancy can be explained by a theoretical framework that makes distinction between declarative culture and non-declarative culture, and accounts for tensions between personal culture and institutional mechanisms. This analysis will help clarify the obstacles faced by hospice care in China.

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