BSA Medical Sociology Wales Study Group - Event Archive

Past Events - Research Seminar Series

19 May 2015
BSA MedSoc Wales Group Event - Practices, Identities and Bodies at Work: A Critical Exploration of Contemporary Health Care
Cardiff University, UK

26 November 2014
Workplace Culture in Older Peoples’ Care with Professor Kelly and Dr Jones (School of Healthcare Sciences) and Eleanor Johnson (SOCSI)
12.15 - 2pm, Cardiff University, UK

The care of older people, and the potential for their abuse and neglect, has become a prominent concern in recent years. This seminar will focus on work place culture, how this might contribute to care or neglect, and how those within the system manage their professional concerns. Professor Kelly and Dr Jones will discuss their qualitative research, recently published in Sociology of Health & Illness, exploring whistleblowing and workplace culture. Eleanor Johnson will talk about her ethnography of older people's care and her experience working as a care assistant.

23 June 2014
Medical Sociology (Wales) Research Seminar: How should we study the social context of suicide and self-harm? with Professor Jonathan Scourfield
12.00 - 2pm, Cardiff University, UK

This presentation will be framed by debates about the methodology of suicide research which are well-known within sociology. Professor Scourfield will argue for a dual paradigms approach and provide examples with reference to several studies on the social context of suicide: documentary research with coroners' records; interviews and focus groups with young people; and measurement of social media communication.

Jonathan Scourfield is Professor of Social Work in Cardiff School of Social Sciences and has an extensive publishing portfolio in suicide research, social work and child welfare. All welcome.  Please contact Rebecca Dimond for further information.

10 June 2013
Use of sedatives in end-of-life care: legislation and practice
Swansea University

  • Professor Clive Seale, Brunel University and;
  • Dr Idris Baker, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, at Ty Olwen Hospice, Swansea

Professor Clive Seale reported on a comparative study on the use of sedation in end-of-life care in UK, Belgium and Netherlands. The presentation focussed on the reasoning and the practices of care providers, and how these relate to the existing legislation on assisted dying. Dr Idris Baker will offer a clinical perspective, presenting some ethical considerations and the evolving position on the use of sedation within the palliative medicine world.

25 April 2013
The implications of the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry
Cardiff University, UK

  • Professor Davina Allen, Cardiff School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies and;
  • Professor David Hughes, Department of Public Health & Policy Studies, Swansea University

Discussing the main recommendations from the report and what the existing sociological literature (particularly from the journal Sociology of Health and Illness) tells us about care practices and regulation/governance.

18 February 2009
BSA Medical Sociology Wales Study Group Research Seminar
Swansea University, Wales, UK

24 October 2008
BSA Medical Sociology Group:  Publishing in Health and Social Sciences
Cardiff University, Wales, UK

20 September 2007
BSA Medical Sociology Wales Study Group Research Seminar
University of Wales, Swansea, UK

31 May 2007
BSA Medical Sociology Wales Study Group Research Seminar
University of Wales, Swansea

Speakers:

  • Dr Melanie Jones, Tutor, School of Health Science, Swansea University - 'A Code for Europe? A social science perspective on a European ethics project'
  • Dr Stuart Todd, Senior Research Fellow, Welsh Centre for Learning Disabilities, Department of Psychological Medicine, Cardiff University - 'Unremarkable departures: the deaths of people with learning disabilities'

22 November 2006
BSA Medical Sociology Wales Study Group Research Seminar
Swansea University

Speakers:

  • Dr. John Gabbay University of Southampton - 'Depression or what?  Mindlines, Communities of Practice and the Social Construction of Disease'
  • Dr. Maria Barnes, Cardiff University - 'Depression and Stress: Why are they so common in South Wales?

30 November 2005
BSA Medical Sociology Wales Study Group Research Seminar
University of Wales, Swansea

Speakers:

  • Sherrill Snelgrove, Lecturer, School of Health Science, Swansea University - Professional identity and reconstruction of NHS Direct nurses in South Wales
  • Dr Sara MacBride-Stewart, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University - Feminisation and Medicine: are women devaluing the medical profession?

20 April 2005
BSA Medical Sociology Wales Study Group Research Seminar
University of Wales, Swansea

Speakers:

  • Alex Faulkner, Cardiff Institute of Society, Health & Ethics, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University - Partitioning and convergence in the regulation of biomedical technology
  • Pauline Griffiths, Senior Lecturer, School of Health Science, Swansea University - Insider or exploiter? Participant observation on an acute medical admissions unit

16 February 2005
BSA Medical Sociology Wales Study Group Research Seminar
University of Wales, Swansea

Speakers:

  • Dr. Jonathan Gabe, Reader in Sociology, Royal Holloway University of London - 'Is nursing down the line part of a professional project? The case of NHS Direct for England'
  • Professor Lindsay Prior, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University - 'Talking about the gene for cancer. Language and Metaphor in clinical genetics'

29 January 2004
BSA Medical Sociology Wales Study Group Research Seminar
University of Wales, Swansea

Speakers:

  • Dr. Sarah Li, Senior Lecturer, Social and Behavioural Sciences, Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, Kingston University & St. George’s Hospital Medical School, Surrey - 'Doing criticism in symbiotic niceness'
  • Tessa Watts, Senior Lecturer, School of Health of Science, University of Wales, Swansea - 'Being there – some reflections on the emotional dimensions of fieldwork in specialist palliative care'

30 October 2003
BSA Medical Sociology Wales Study Group Research Seminar
University of Wales, Swansea

Speakers:

  • Dr. Cecilia Rohrbach Viadas, Health Department, Puebla, Mexico - ‘Another perspective on ageing: a comparison between a traditional village and a peasant community’
  • Dr. David Greaves, School of Health of Science, University of Wales, Swansea, - ‘A commentary on an essay by Virginia Woolf – “On Being Ill” (1926)’

24 September 2003
BSA Medical Sociology Wales Study Group Research Seminar
University of Wales, Swansea

Speakers:

  • Professor Laurence Moore, Director, Institute for Society, Health & Ethics, Cardiff University School of Social Sciences - 'Can a schools-based, peer-led intervention reduce the uptake of smoking by adolescents?'
  • Dr Edward Coyle, Director, Wales Centre for Health - 'From Beveridge to Wanless: A modern framework for public health action in Wales'

18 June 2003
BSA Medical Sociology Wales Study Group Research Seminar
University of Wales, Swansea

30 April 2003
BSA Medical Sociology Wales Study Group Research Seminar
University of Wales, Swansea

Speakers:

  • Ben Hannigan, Mental Health Directorate, School of Nursing & Midwifery Studies, University of Wales College of Medicine - 'Health and social care for people with severe mental health problems: an ethnographic study?'
  • Catherine Exley, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Leicester - 'A good place to die? Reflections of patients' and carers' views and experiences of dying at home'

12 February 2003
BSA Medical Sociology Wales Study Group Research Seminar
University of Wales, Swansea

Speakers:

  • Dr. Susan Lambert, School of Health Science, University of Wales, Swansea - Care or Custody? Assessing the Health Needs of Prisoners
  • Professor Vivienne Walters, National Centre for Public Policy and Professor Nickie Charles , School of Social Studies and International Development, University of Wales, Swansea - Women talk a lot better than men do. Gendered Accounts of Health and Well-being in Mid-life