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Vici grant for Jenny Slatman: Mind the Body in Health Care
PRESS RELEASE 17 February 2017 - Professor of Medical Humanities Jenny Slatman is to receive an NWO grant worth € 1.5 million that will allow her to do further research on the meaning of the body in health care. Because the body is mainly perceived as a biological entity in health care, various embodied dimensions of health problems go off the radar. As a result, somatic problems are often given psychological explanations and mental problems are increasingly seen as brain deficiencies. Slatman wants to develop a broader view of embodiment.
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Fear of death
Jolanda de Vries on 'fear of death'
03 Nov 2016Press release
Dutch identity management systems on children and migrants render these groups more vulnerable
PRESS RELEASE 3 November 2016 - Digital modes of prevention have earned growing prominence in Dutch youth care, law enforcement, immigration and border control. However, the use of identity management systems (IDM) as a tool increases the risk of stigmatization and discrimination. That is one of the conclusions Karolina La Fors draws in her PhD research which she defended at Tilburg University on November 2nd 2016.
20 Oct 2016Video
The fear of dying
Jolanda de Vries, GZ psychologist ETZ Tilburg and Professor Quality of Life Tilburg University, sees in her work in the hospital lots of patients with the diagnosis cancer and many of them have a fear for dying.
The diagnosis itself causes fear but that’s also a choice of words, the diagnosis chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in the last stage does not give this fear.
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Tal Simons: How small bars resist smoking bans in the Netherlands
Article in LSE Business Review, based on the paper "There’s No Beer Without a Smoke: Community Cohesion and Neighboring Communities’ Effects on Organizational Resistance to Antismoking Regulations in the Dutch Hospitality Industry", in Academy of Management Journal (2016), Vol. 59, No. 2, 545–578, by Tal Simons, Patrick Vermeulen and Joris Knoben.
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