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Fourth Interdisciplinary Conference: Communication, Medicine & Ethics
29 June - 1 July 2006
The Conference on Communication, Medicine and Ethics (COMET) evolved in 2003 at Cardiff (UK) to bring together communication researchers from different disciplinary backgrounds, ranging from healthcare specialities to the human and social sciences. Following the overwhelming success of the first conference (attended by more than 200 participants from 20 countries), which was hosted by the Health Communication Research Centre at Cardiff University, COMET has now established itself as an annual interdisciplinary, international event. Grounded in a problem-oriented approach, COMET places special emphasis on the dissemination of high quality research in discourse/communication and practical ethics which is directly relevant to healthcare practitioners. COMET is now closely linked with the new journal Communication & Medicine (Mouton de Gruyter, Berlin), with a view to bringing seminal research to a wider readership.
2006 Conference Overview
Plenary speakers include:
- Michael C. Brannigan, Center for Practical Bioethics (USA): 'Relationality and intercultural discourse in healthcare ethics: overcoming barriers'
- Nicky Britten, Peninsula Medical School, Exeter (UK): 'Understanding patient participation in health care'
- Anssi Peräkylä, University of Helsinki (Finland): 'Between psychoanalysis and conversation analysis'
- Invited colloquia include: Ellen Barton, Wayne State University (USA): 'Communication in end-of-life consultations'
- Christopher N. Candlin, Macquarie University (Australia): 'Healthcare interaction and assessment'
Also featuring the Cardiff Lecture, to be delivered by: Daniel Callahan, The Hastings Center (USA) - 'Progress, Equity'
Invited colloquia on:
- Communication in End-of-Life Contexts
- The Process & Consequences of Genetic Counselling
- Healthcare Interaction & Assessment