Concept: Adelheid Brantner and Ulla Kriebernegg
The continuously increasing age of people often leads to the occurrence of serious diseases in the last phase of life such as cancer, dementia and other neurological diseases. The modern hospice movement takes care of the dying, their relatives and the bereaved. The focus of hospice work is on the sick people and their relatives with their physical, social, mental and spiritual needs. In this lecture series, dealing with people in their last phase of life and in their environment is to be conveyed and viewed from different perspectives. This complex topic is illuminated by lectures from various disciplines such as medicine, pharmacy, psychology, law, literature and ethics as well as literary and artistic approaches. Hospices are “places” of hospitality where strangers, the dying, are met. This hospitality is presented as a viable perspective of a multicultural society. Furthermore, different forms of "euthanasia" are compared from an ethical and legal perspective. The socio-political challenges of a changing “death culture” are highlighted. Another topic of the lecture deals with psychosocial aspects of anxiety in various diseases and their management. Another lecture focuses on the experiences of a specialist in medical geriatrics with seriously ill patients and their relatives who are in an emotional state of emergency. In this context, palliative care and hospice facilities as well as contact points and their range of services are presented.
Dates and Lectures:
- 8 March 2023, Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Andreas Heller, MA.: GASTFREUNDSCHAFT Was die Gesellschaft von der Hospizbewegung lernen kann
- 15 March 2023, Ao. Univ.-Prof. iR.Dr. Peter Strasser: Autonomes Sterben?
- 22 March 2023,Mag. Dr. Johann Platzer: Hospiz und die Herausforderung des assistierten Suizids
- 29 March 2023, OÄ Dr. med. univ. Julijana Verebes: Grundlagen der Palliative Care
- 19 April 2023, Prim. Mag.Dr. med. univ. Erwin Horst Pilgram: Erfahrungen aus der Sicht eines Arztes im Hospiz am Bett von Schwerkranken und ihrer Angehörigen
- 26 April 2023, Roland Elmer: Psychosoziale Aspekte von Angst in der Krankheitsverarbeitung
- 3 May 2023, Mag. Paula Glaser, MA: Rechtliche Möglichkeiten der Patientenautonomie
- 10 May 2023, Assoz.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Klaus Jürgen Wegleitner: Hospizkultur in Gesellschaft: Mit jungen Menschen die Zukunft gestalten
- 17 May 2023, Assoz.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Ulla Kriebernegg: Das Lebensende in Institutionen aus literaturgerontologischer Perspektive
- 24 May 2023, Dr. Susanne Martin: Jung bleiben und Sterben üben – eine Lecture-Performance zu Alter(n) und Tanz
- 31 May 2023, Ao. Univ.-Prof. iR. Dr. Adelheid Brantner: Wir brauchen einander
- 7 June 2023, Dr.rer.cur. BSc MSc Gerhilde Schüttengruber: Pflegeabhängigkeit am Lebensende
N.B. The lectures will be held in German.