International Conference “Seeing beyond in facing death. Spirituality from sick body to salvation – Contents, care and relationships in different cultures”, Padua, Italy, 25-27 September 2014

 Re: International Conference “Seeing beyond in facing death. Spirituality from sick body to salvation – Contents, care and relationships in different cultures”, Padua, Italy, 25-27 September 2014

 

The World Association of Cultural Psychiatry has endorsed the above international and multidisciplinary conference, that will take place in Padua University, in September 2014. All WACP members are encouraged to attend this event, and submit abstracts for papers and symposia proposals.

 

The conference explores death processes and representations, spirituality, grief, mourning and the care for the terminally ill, including advanced directives and therapeutic/ethical controversies, from a transcultural perspective.

 

If you are interested in submitting a paper or a Symposium, and for further information about registration fees, venue, accommodation and social programme, please contact the conference organiser, Prof. Ines Testoni (ines.testoni@unipd.it).

 

Best wishes

Micol Ascoli

WACP Secretary

 

International Conference

Seeing beyond & facing death.

Spirituality from sick body to salvation – Contents, care and relationships in different cultures

25-28 September 2014 – Padova

We are pleased to inform you that University of Padua and the Master of “Death Studies & the end of life”, in partnership with international associations will hold this multi-disciplinary conference in Padua from 25th to 28th September 2014.

“Seeing beyond” is an international multi-disciplinary conference that explores death, dying and cultural processes analysing the different ways culture impacts on care for the dying.

“Seeing beyond” welcomes submissions that produce conversations engaging medical, psychological, philosophical, religious, sociological, historical, ethnographic, normative, literary, anthropological, artistic, political or other terms that elaborate a relationship between death, spirituality, care-cure and culture, showing the anthropologically vital and complex intertwining between medical-psychological and philosophical-spiritual approaches toward death.

“Seeing beyond” presents the state of the art of studies about the meaning of death and how to deal with it, focusing on the spiritual and cultural dimension and how it intervenes in care practices. Because Western society is now increasingly multi-ethnic and multi-religious, “Seeing beyond” assumes different Weltanschauungen within which the spiritual dimension is considered crucial.

Topics

The event will provide scholars with the opportunity to discuss their recent contributions in the following areas: theoretical and empirical aspects of terminal care and cure, spirituality between loss and grief; determinants and effects of intercultural dialogue on spirituality and somatic care and cure, facing death; implementation of the support to the mourning processes and social relationships, medical humanities.

 

Venue

Centro Culturale San Gaetano; Via Altinate, 71

Centro Universitario di via Zabarella, Via Zabarella, 82

Palazzo della Gran Guardia, Piazza Dei Signori

 

 

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