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Elysée Nouvet

Institution: McMaster University

Affiliation: Humanitarian Healthcare Ethics research group

Department: Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics

City: Hamilton

State: Ontario

Country: Canada

Elysée Nouvet is a Post-Doctoral and CIHR Fellow in Humanitarian Health Care Ethics at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada. She holds a PhD in Social Anthropology from York University and a Masters in Visual Anthropology at Goldsmiths College, University of London. Elysee Nouvet has conducted a range of qualitative studies in Nicaragua, Canada, and Nepal, connected by their concern with a) suffering, its social production and survival, b) cross-cultural/cross-class responses to suffering, and b) the ethics and aesthetics of evoking distress and violence in visual and written media. Underlying her practice as a medical anthropologist is a commitment to bringing diverse healthcare stakeholders into dialogue to improve care. She is currently leading research on Nicaraguans’ perceptions and experiences of international medical missions (2013-15), and is co-investigator on a HAHSO innovation study (2014-16) aimed at identifying strategies to improve quality end-of-life communication in acute care. A member of the Canada-based Humanitarian Healthcare Ethics Research group, she co-curates and is a regular blog contributor to Picturing Humanitarian Healthcare, an open-access platform aimed at stimulating discussion, reflection, and debate on the ethics of producing in/of contexts of humanitarian crises:

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