Title of Presentation or Performance

In Times of Need: A Visual Ethnography of Janet Killian and Hospice Care

Major

Sociology

Type of Submission

Poster

Type of Submission (Archival)

Event

Area of Study or Work

Anthropology, Health, Humanities

Expected Graduation Date

2023

Location

CNS Atrium, Easel 8

Start Date

4-9-2022 11:15 AM

End Date

4-9-2022 12:30 PM

Abstract

Janet Killian is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois, who works with those who are dying and their families to alleviate some of the pain they are feeling. My research focuses on the methods. Killian uses to provide relief to those who are facing terminal diagnoses and provide support to their families. The research includes a literature review of Hospice Care, including methods care providers typically use in their work. I conducted research in collaboration with Killian, comprising primarily of ethnographic interviews. The ethnography is collaboratively produced primarily through photos, which illustrate the ways in which Hospice Care is provided. Hospice Care is a broad-ranging collection of treatments and methods which all relate to alleviating the pain of a terminally ill person, in every sense, and/or the pain their family and friends are feeling. Hospice Care is focused on providing palliative care measures for the patient and emotional support for the patient’s family. Killian’s vast experience will shed light on the end-of-life care Hospice provides to the terminally ill and those closest to them.

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Apr 9th, 11:15 AM Apr 9th, 12:30 PM

In Times of Need: A Visual Ethnography of Janet Killian and Hospice Care

CNS Atrium, Easel 8

Janet Killian is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois, who works with those who are dying and their families to alleviate some of the pain they are feeling. My research focuses on the methods. Killian uses to provide relief to those who are facing terminal diagnoses and provide support to their families. The research includes a literature review of Hospice Care, including methods care providers typically use in their work. I conducted research in collaboration with Killian, comprising primarily of ethnographic interviews. The ethnography is collaboratively produced primarily through photos, which illustrate the ways in which Hospice Care is provided. Hospice Care is a broad-ranging collection of treatments and methods which all relate to alleviating the pain of a terminally ill person, in every sense, and/or the pain their family and friends are feeling. Hospice Care is focused on providing palliative care measures for the patient and emotional support for the patient’s family. Killian’s vast experience will shed light on the end-of-life care Hospice provides to the terminally ill and those closest to them.