Oral history in palliative care: An Introduction
This one-day course, run by the School of Nursing and Midwifery (University of Sheffield) in association with the Oral History Society and National Life Stories at the British Library, aims to be an informal and practical introduction to oral history interviewing in a palliative care context. The day provides an introduction to the interview process, question techniques, sensitive and distressing interviewing, ethics, equipment and archiving, with an opportunity to discuss some of the issues around working with oral history, life stories and memory in palliative care.
Places are limited to twelve per day course so please apply early. No previous experience of oral history is required, however applicants must be engaged in voluntary or employed work in a palliative care setting. There is an expectation that participants are working with organisations that have undertaken appropriate safeguarding checks and have the ability to offer emotional support.
Friday 21st September 2018.
University of Sheffield
Building/room no. to follow
- 10.00 Introduction.
What is oral history? Why offer oral history in palliative care?
- 11.15 Break
- 11.30 Understanding memory.
Getting started: arranging interviews, question approaches, potential issues
- 13.00 Lunch
- 14.00 Potential issues (continued)
- 14.45 Practical work: interviewing
- 15.15 Break
- 15.30 Evaluation of practical work
- 16.00 After the interview: summarising, transcription, copyright, ethics, archiving
- 17.00 Close
Full attendance fee: £115.00
OHS member fee: £85.00