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Depending on the Family: The Crisis of Freedom in US Hospice Care

  In this lecture, I examine how the US hospice system has come to depend on the assistance of familial caregivers. I argue that, due to historical shifts, US families are increasingly unable to provide this care. The result is a systemic crisis in hospice delivery that imperils the very freedom of the dying.


Monday, February 27, 2017
12:00pm - 1:15pm

Location: Chevy Chase Conference Center, Room 2117
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Sheik Zayed Tower
600 N Wolfe St

Open to All  |  Lunch will be provided

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Harold Braswell, PhD
Harold Braswell, PhD
Harold Braswell is an Assistant Professor at the Albert Gnaegi Center for Health Care Ethics. His research and teaching examine the intersection of disability studies and bioethics, with a particular focus on end-of-life care.
His scholarship has won awards from the Hastings Center, the Society for Disability Studies, and the University of Chicago Program on Medicine and Religion. He is the organizer of the Society for Disability Studies interest group for family members of persons with disabilities.
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