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Waiting is one of healthcare’s core experiences.  It is there in the time it takes to access services; through the days, weeks, months or years needed for diagnoses; in the time that treatment takes; and in the elongated time-frames of recovery, relapse, remission and dying.

Funded by the Wellcome Trust, our project opens up what it means to wait in and for healthcare by examining lived experiences, representations and histories of delayed and impeded time.

In an era in which time is lived at increasingly different and complex tempos, Waiting Times looks to understand both the difficulties and vital significance of waiting for practices of care.

Our work is divided across four themes.  Click on these for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can find out about all the work we are doing right here, including details of workshops, conferences, academic papers and publications and public engagement events.



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From the Bariatric Clinic – Dialogue between Dr Anuradha Menon and Prof Lisa Baraitser, 5 December 2022

The history of human obesity is complex. Modern Bariatric services offer medical and surgical interventions towards what proves a challenging task for both patient and clinician – that of encouraging sustained, substantial weight loss over a lifetime. Psychological approaches within bariatric services have a place not only in supporting treatment before and after surgery, but …

New paper: ‘What about the coffee break?’ Designing Virtual Conference Spaces for Conviviality.

Reflections from the ‘Material Life of Time’ conference team regarding online networking, engagement, and overall success of the online conference by Michelle Bastian, Emil Henrik Flatø, Lisa Baraitser, Helge Jordheim, Laura Salisbury, Thom van Dooren Short Abstract Online conferences provide one avenue for potentially reducing academia’s carbon footprint. Their widespread take up is accompanied by …

PPNow 2022 Insiders and Outsiders: Navigating identities and divisions inside and outside the consulting room. 11-12 November, 2022

This conference considers divisions between the ‘internal’ and the ‘external’, what is ‘inside’ and ‘outside’ the psychoanalytic profession and practice, and how we might take more of a psychosocial and intersectional perspective in psychoanalytic work. PPNow 2022 will open with a public lecture by Dr Noreen Giffney on the evening of Friday 11 November, followed …

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We’d love to hear your story of waiting.

It can be a written story, or a recording, or a video, or a picture.  Whatever you like.

 

 

Hit the big red ticket machine to upload your story, video, song, audio file, image or whatever you want to send.

 

 

Alternatively, you can email Michael (m.flexer@exeter.ac.uk) to share your story with us.

All stories will be anonymised and have identifying details removed.

Before sending us your story, please read our  Waiting Times Info Sheet  and download a Waiting Times Consent Form.


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