Living with a diagnosis of incurable cancer: for patients in palliative care, this is a harsh daily reality. How can you lead a meaningful life in a seemingly hopeless situation and what role can art education play?
The consortium Art-Based Learning in Palliative Care (ART-PC) brings together researchers from ArtEZ University of the Arts, Amsterdam University Medical Centers, Radboud University, and the University of Twente in a project with a prestigious RAAK-PRO grant from Regieorgaan SIA
. With this grant, the consortium will specifically research the Art-Based Learning (ABL) method for enhancing meaning-making processes in patients with incurable cancer. ABL is a teaching method where the viewer learns not so much about as from art. Patients visit an art exhibition - in person or online - that has been curated with a particular focus on stimulating the dialogue between the patient and the artwork.
Your main task will be to set-up and coordinate the pilots and exhibitions, conduct and evaluate the ABL sessions.
- This position focuses in particular on qualitative, narrative methodologies that help to better understand how patients learn from their interactions with art works as well as how ABL can be implemented in everyday practice in palliative care.
- You will contribute to a different publications, conducting interviews with patient, co-organize the exhibition in different settings (including hospitals) and the ABL sessions, carry out narrative analyses, and contribute to valorization activities.
- You will work on the entire curatorial chain together with experts in the field.
- You will closely collaborate with the second PhD on the narrative analysis to establish enhancing and hindering factors in meaning making processes for cancer with advanced cancer
- Your will be publish in top-rated high-impact peer-reviewed journals and regularly be presenting the work at (international) conferences.
- You will assist in relevant teaching activities.
- You will collaborate with your fellow PhD students in a thematic research group.