Health Policy Center to Host Institutes in June

Posted: June 14, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Center for Health Policy, Research and Ethics will host the Institutes for Heideggerian Hermeneutical Methodologies and Interpretive Phenomenology from June 17 to 21 and June 22 to 26, respectively, on the Fairfax Campus.

Held annually since 1991, the institutes were designed to first introduce the field of hermeneutics followed by an advanced institute bringing together well-known philosophers and scholars in interpretative phenomenology.

Topics for the first institute range from introductions to the philosophy of science with a focus on the rise of interpretive phenomenology to how to analyze, interpret and report data.

Pamela Ironside, assistant professor of nursing at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, is one of the invited guests. Ironside is an expert in nursing education.

At the second institute, Richard Palmer, emeritus professor of philosophy and religion hermeneutics scholar in residence from MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Ill., will lead discussions on language, understanding and dialogue as themes in interpretive phenomenology. Other sessions will examine hermeneutical scholarship in the fields of health and human sciences and the role of philosophy in interpretive phenomenology.

Participants who successfully complete either institute can earn 30 contact hours for continuing education. Three graduate credits can be earned for successfully completing the Institute for Heideggerian Hermeneutical Methodologies and submitting a comprehensive paper.

For more information on the institutes, visit the web site.

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