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Towards healthcare 3.0? Undoing the past and doing the future of curing and healing [Medical Anthropology Europe (MAE)] 
Magdalena Góralska (University of Warsaw)
Maria Fernanda Olarte-Sierra (University of Vienna)
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Giorgio Brocco (University of Vienna)
Ursula Probst (Freie Universität Berlin)
Friday 26 July, -, -
Time zone: Europe/Madrid
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Short Abstract:

Aiming to facilitate discussion on the future of healthcare, this panel intends to bring together researchers studying redefinitions, innovations and imaginings of change in the way we cure, heal and care for and about our health and well-being for people, societies and the environment.

Long Abstract:

In the wake of technological advancements and social changes, discussions on the future of healthcare push us to seek action beyond reflection on what health and healthcare systems ought to be. While technological novelties often serve as springboards for salvific visions of equal health for all, environmental disasters and human-made catastrophes bring us down to earth. Matters such as climate change, global inequalities, or armed conflicts challenge current systemic solutions within the global biomedical healthcare system, alongside understandings of what health and well-being are.

In light of these issues, we aim to bring together anthropological and ethnographic endeavours that explore practices and ideas of doings and undoings in healthcare. Thus, we ask: How should healthcare systems be changing? What should well-being look like in the (near) future? To address these questions, we invite researchers who study changes in healthcare systems as well as diverse understandings of health and well-being to contribute to this discussion. Among the topics under scrutiny, we welcome:

-Research on initiatives aimed at improving healthcare systems as well as other forms of care and healing;

-Studies investigating the many visions for the future of health and healthcare, such as, for example, One Health initiative or AI-assisted therapy;

-Ethnographies aimed at diagnosing systemic malfunctions in healthcare systems, resulting from past mistakes yet undone;

-Scholarly engagements to the varied forms that health and well-being take in contexts of crisis and shortage;

-Analyses of novel forms of social organisation regarding health and well-being in response to global and planetary. crisis.

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Session 1 Friday 26 July, 2024, -
Session 2 Friday 26 July, 2024, -