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Human Development &
Capability Association

Agency, Well-Being and Justice

WEBINAR: Capabilities at the end of the life-course: exploring issues of measurement

By Professor Joanna Coast

University of Bristol

Wednesday March 10th, 2021

16:00 to 17:00 in London

21:30 to 22:30 in Delhi

11:00 to 12:00 Eastern Standard Time

The event will take place through Zoom. Please register through Eventbrite in order to receive a link to the meeting.

The Webinar: This webinar will start from the perspective that it is potentially valuable to measure capabilities at the end of life, to aid in the evaluation of particular health and care interventions, but will focus on the associated measurement difficulties.  It will consider the options for measuring capabilities, considering who should measure capabilities and what the potential measurement issues might be with different approaches.  It will then utilise two qualitative case studies to shed light on measurement issues that might occur when the person at the end of life measures capabilities and when others assess their capabilities.  The first case study explores issues around adaptive preferences in measurement among those at end of life receiving hospice care; the second case study explores issues around measurement by health care assistants acting as proxies for people living with advanced dementia and resident in nursing homes.  The webinar will end by drawing some conclusions about measurement approaches in these different end of life contexts.   

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