Health and Arts to host a joint workshop on health challenges
On 7 June 2023, two faculties at AU will put our increasingly overstretched healthcare system on the agenda at a joint workshop. The focal point will be the challenges facing the Danish healthcare system and their influence on patients and relatives.
A new workshop developed in collaboration between Health and Arts will serve as a catalyst for research projects across disciplines and contribute to greater insight and new solutions in the healthcare sector.
Unique opportunity to establish relationships across faculties
The name of the workshop is “Health for the whole person – care and existence” (in Danish: “Sundhed for det hele menneske – omsorg og eksistens”) and it sheds light on topics under the theme from several academic perspectives.
"With the ever-increasing pressure on the Danish public healthcare system, the human ability to cope and ensure as many people as possible receive the best treatment will pose a serious societal challenge. The contributors at the workshop have a broad range of academic specialisations, because the challenges can only be solved through joint humanistic and healthcare efforts. The purpose of the workshop is to identify the challenges and to come up with suggestions for new solutions," says Hans Erik Bøtker, vice-dean for research at Health.
You can sign up for two of four presentations.
Joint presentation by researchers from the two faculties
The presentations will serve as an introduction to discussions between all participants, and they will cover the following topics:
- Health concepts and health understanding by Professor Somogy Varga (Arts) and Professor Charlotte Delmar (Health)
- Health communication and general practice by Associate Professor Antoinette Mary Fage-Butler (Arts) and Associate Professor Anette Fischer Pedersen (Health)
- Palliation and care by Associate Professor Rasmus Dyring (Arts) and Clinical Professor Mette Asbjørn Nergaard (Health)
- Shame and medicine by Postdoc Amanda Karlsson (Arts) and Professor Peter Christensen (Health)
Time: 7 June at 12:00-16:00 (sandwiches will be served from 11:30-12:00)
Location: Hejmdal, Peter Sabroes Gade 1, 8000 Aarhus C
Registration and programme: https://events.au.dk/sundhedfordethelemenneske2023/conference