Robin Durie News

Community voices, barriers and enablers

24 September 2020

C2 Connecting Communities – a key partner for WCCEH’s Transforming Engagement Beacon project – recently hosted a webinar with Jennifer Dixon (Chief Executive of the Health Foundation) as part of a series celebrating the launch of Lord Nigel Crisp’s new bookHealth is made at home; hospital is for repairs.

The webinar series – Building a healthy and health-creating society – took the opportunity to hear from David Aynsley and Tia Fanelli, trustees of the TR14ers, and Charlotte Holdsworth, Alisa Kefford-Parker and Dawn Shepherd of the TQ6 Comunity Partnership about the work their organisations have been doing in their communities and the significant achievements they have made towards enabling health.

The panel discussed the barriers and enablers to conducting such important, health-creating work, and considered how belonging in communities can offer relationship, meaning and purpose and to take more control of our lives.

The webinar was number five in a series of seven recorded webinars, all focusing on health-creating societies. The first five recordings can be viewed here, whilst spaces are still available for the final two webinars in the series, which are free to attend.

Robin Durie News

Centre seminar: A good death? The cultural contexts of palliative care

9 October 2019

Poster for seminar: A good death?The latest in the series of seminars run in partnership with the WHO Collaborating Centre for Culture and Health considered the question of a ‘good death’ and the cultural contexts of palliative care.

End of life care aims to help people live and die with dignity. Cultural norms, beliefs and expectations heavily influence how this can be achieved and what constitutes a ‘good death.’ This seminar considered the diverse relationships that exist between cultural contexts and palliative care practices.

The seminar was hosted by Dr Robin Durie, the Centre’s Deputy Director for Research. The speakers were Dr Samir Guglani, a poet, novelist and clinical oncologist, Dr Michael Flexer, Publicly Engaged Research Fellow with the Wellcome-funded Waiting Times project and Kelechi Anucha, a PhD student with the Waiting Times project.

Watch the video of the seminar.

Information about future seminars in the series can be found on the WHO Europe website.

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New podcast – Robin Durie

16 September 2019

Explain it to me …

Pete Hodges, the Centre’s Comms Assistant, invited researchers around the Centre to talk about their work. In the third of this podcast series, the Centre’s Deputy Director for Research, Robin Durie, discusses engaged research and his pathway to it.

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