CBSSM Seminar: Roi Livne (11/8)

November 8, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Roy Livne, PhD Assistant Professor, Sociology Abstract: This talk argues that over the past 40 years, a new economy has emerged around end-of-life care: one seeking to control, cap, and limit both spending and treatment near the end of life. Built around the expertise of Hospice and Palliative Care, this economy draws on the moral conviction that near the end of life, less treatment (and consequently, less spending) is better. Based on a historical analysis and ethnographic fieldwork in three California hospitals, Livne examines the interactive work that palliative care clinicians do with severely ill patients and their families, trying to facilitate their voluntary consent to pursue less life-sustaining and life-prolonging treatments. Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine

Location: NCRC, Building 16, Room 266C