Oral history in palliative care: An Introduction
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and recent government advice we regret that all Oral History Society / NLS-BL oral history training courses have been postponed with immediate effect. If you would like to be contacted when new training dates are announced please email email@example.com with the subject line ‘Mailing list – training’.
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.
The course is suitable for applicants who are:
- Considering developing an oral history project as a service for people with life-limiting illnesses. The course will provide awareness of what’s involved rather than equip participants to start a project as a service for patients. If you are seeking to do this, support is available (NB funding required).
- Or engaged in voluntary or employed work in a palliative care setting. In these circumstances there is an expectation that participants are working with organisations that have undertaken appropriate safeguarding checks and have the ability to offer emotional support
Places are limited to twelve per day course so please apply early. No previous experience of oral history is required.
Friday 19th June 2020
University of Sheffield
- 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: £130.00
OHS member fee: £98.00