Rafael Wainer

Sessional Instructor w/Cont. Status
location_on AnSo-157

Research Area

Education

Ph.D. University of British Columbia, Medical Anthropology, 2016
Dissertation: Permeable Bodies: Children, Cancer, and Biomedicine in Argentina.

M.A. University of British Columbia, Medical Anthropology, 2008
Thesis: When Medicine Cannot Cure: Dying Children, Palliative Care and the Production of Companionship

Lic. Universidad de Buenos Aires, Anthropology, 2005
Honours Thesis: To Live-Dying/To Die-Living: Palliative Professional Construction of Dignity and Hope at the End-of-Life

About

I am a PhD in Anthropology with a specialization on medical anthropology. My main interests are biomedical knowledge and practices, children’s experience of cancer treatment, end-of-life and palliative care, medical assistance in dying, chronicity and disability, and resilience and hope.


Research

Research interests:

Emotions. Death, Dying and End of Life Care. Pain and Suffering. Hope and Resilience. Palliative Care. Mental Health. Critical Disability Studies. Ethnographic Research at Medical and Clinical Institutions. Qualitative Health Methods. Doctor-patient Relationships. Children and Childhood. Family Studies. Health Policy. Quality and Dignity of Life. Medical Assistance in Dying. Argentina, Latin America, and Canada.

I am particularly interested in developing two research lines: i) the multidimensional strategies in relation to the provision of (social and medical) care to children experiencing cancer (both curative and palliative) and the new emergent discussions (in Canada) in relation to medical assistance in dying and the potential inclusion of adult minor, and ii) the longitudinal study of the long-term side effects of paediatric cancer treatment on former patients and their everyday chronicity as cancer survivors.


Publications

Wainer, Rafael and Radosta, Darío-Iván. 2020a Duelo en Escuelas: Una mirada a partir de la pandemia por Covid-19. Entrevista a Alejandro Nespral y Maria Luz Hurtado sobre el Proyecto «Duelo en Escuelas» en San Carlos de Bariloche (Río Negro). Revista Espoiler, url: http://espoiler.sociales.uba.ar/2020/10/01/duelo-en-escuelas-una-mirada-a-partir-de-la-pandemia-por-covid-19/

Wainer, Rafael. 2020b. The metropolis and mental life in the age of COVID-19: Delaying descent into the blasé attitude. Somatosphere, url: http://somatosphere.net/2020/metropolis-mental-life.html/

Wainer, Rafael. 2019. Permeable Bodies: Children’s Bodily Boundaries When Navigating Cancer Treatment. Medicine Anthropology Theory, Section Dissertating, url: http://www.medanthrotheory.org/read/11352/permeable-bodies

Wainer, Rafael. 2013. The Dignity of Children: How to Evaluate Bodies’ (Im)Permeability. In Reframing Disability and Quality of Life. Narelle Warren and Lenore Manderson, eds. Social Indicators Research Series, 52. Springer Netherlands. Pp. 61–78.

Wainer, Rafael. 2011. Death, Dying, and Biomedicine: “Thinking with Film” as a Teaching Resource for Medical Anthropologists. Anthropology News. Society for Medical Anthropology Section. 52(9): 40, December.

Wainer, Rafael. 2010. La bio-política de los transplantes o ¿Qué está detrás de la “Salvación de Vidas”? Cuadernos del Instituto Nacional de Antropología y Pensamiento Latinoamericano 22: 251–254.

Roman, L.; Noble, S.; Wainer, R. and Young, A. 2009a. No Time for Nostalgia: Asylums, Residential Schools, Medicalized Colonialism in British Columbia (1859-1897) and Artistic Praxis for Social Transformation. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 22(1): 17–63.

Wainer, Rafael. 2009b. “Sobre acciones, silencios y un sentido de humor particular en un equipo de cuidados paliativos.” AIBR, Revista de Antropología Iberoamericana 4(3):409–42.

Wainer, Rafael. 2008. “La Bio-Política de Los Transplantes O ¿Qué Está Detrás de La ‘Salvación de Vidas’?.” Cuadernos del Instituto Nacional de Antropología y Pensamiento Latinoamericano 22:251–54.

Wainer, Rafael. 2007. “Acompañando a La Gente En El Último Momento de Su Vida: Reflexiones En Torno a La Construcción Paliativista de La Dignidad En El Final de La Vida.” Runa 28:111–40.

Wainer, Rafael. 2005a. “‘Yo no te puedo decir cuánto sino cómo.’ Construcción y manejo de la esperanza en el final de la vida, desde la perspectiva profesional de un equipo de cuidados paliativos.” ANUARIO DE ESTUDIOS EN ANTROPOLOGÍA SOCIAL, 2004. Centro de Antropología Social del IDES y Editorial Antropofagia, Buenos Aires, pp. 187–197.

Wainer, Rafael. 2005b. Ampliando el campo semántico de los transplantes, o cómo construir un “lenguaje divergente de la retórica médica de sacrificios, donaciones, altruismo, y salvación de vidas”. Potlatch 2(3): 150–156.

Wainer, Rafael. 2004. “‘Yo No Te Puedo Decir Cuánto Sino Cómo’. Construcción Y Manejo de La Esperanza En El Final de La Vida, Desde La Perspective Profesional de Un Equipo de Cuidados Paliativos.” Anuario de Estudios en Antropología Social 1 187–97.

 


Additional Description

Sessional Faculty w/Cont. Status.


Rafael Wainer

Sessional Instructor w/Cont. Status
location_on AnSo-157

Ph.D. University of British Columbia, Medical Anthropology, 2016
Dissertation: Permeable Bodies: Children, Cancer, and Biomedicine in Argentina.

M.A. University of British Columbia, Medical Anthropology, 2008
Thesis: When Medicine Cannot Cure: Dying Children, Palliative Care and the Production of Companionship

Lic. Universidad de Buenos Aires, Anthropology, 2005
Honours Thesis: To Live-Dying/To Die-Living: Palliative Professional Construction of Dignity and Hope at the End-of-Life

I am a PhD in Anthropology with a specialization on medical anthropology. My main interests are biomedical knowledge and practices, children’s experience of cancer treatment, end-of-life and palliative care, medical assistance in dying, chronicity and disability, and resilience and hope.

Research interests:

Emotions. Death, Dying and End of Life Care. Pain and Suffering. Hope and Resilience. Palliative Care. Mental Health. Critical Disability Studies. Ethnographic Research at Medical and Clinical Institutions. Qualitative Health Methods. Doctor-patient Relationships. Children and Childhood. Family Studies. Health Policy. Quality and Dignity of Life. Medical Assistance in Dying. Argentina, Latin America, and Canada.

I am particularly interested in developing two research lines: i) the multidimensional strategies in relation to the provision of (social and medical) care to children experiencing cancer (both curative and palliative) and the new emergent discussions (in Canada) in relation to medical assistance in dying and the potential inclusion of adult minor, and ii) the longitudinal study of the long-term side effects of paediatric cancer treatment on former patients and their everyday chronicity as cancer survivors.

Wainer, Rafael and Radosta, Darío-Iván. 2020a Duelo en Escuelas: Una mirada a partir de la pandemia por Covid-19. Entrevista a Alejandro Nespral y Maria Luz Hurtado sobre el Proyecto «Duelo en Escuelas» en San Carlos de Bariloche (Río Negro). Revista Espoiler, url: http://espoiler.sociales.uba.ar/2020/10/01/duelo-en-escuelas-una-mirada-a-partir-de-la-pandemia-por-covid-19/

Wainer, Rafael. 2020b. The metropolis and mental life in the age of COVID-19: Delaying descent into the blasé attitude. Somatosphere, url: http://somatosphere.net/2020/metropolis-mental-life.html/

Wainer, Rafael. 2019. Permeable Bodies: Children’s Bodily Boundaries When Navigating Cancer Treatment. Medicine Anthropology Theory, Section Dissertating, url: http://www.medanthrotheory.org/read/11352/permeable-bodies

Wainer, Rafael. 2013. The Dignity of Children: How to Evaluate Bodies’ (Im)Permeability. In Reframing Disability and Quality of Life. Narelle Warren and Lenore Manderson, eds. Social Indicators Research Series, 52. Springer Netherlands. Pp. 61–78.

Wainer, Rafael. 2011. Death, Dying, and Biomedicine: “Thinking with Film” as a Teaching Resource for Medical Anthropologists. Anthropology News. Society for Medical Anthropology Section. 52(9): 40, December.

Wainer, Rafael. 2010. La bio-política de los transplantes o ¿Qué está detrás de la “Salvación de Vidas”? Cuadernos del Instituto Nacional de Antropología y Pensamiento Latinoamericano 22: 251–254.

Roman, L.; Noble, S.; Wainer, R. and Young, A. 2009a. No Time for Nostalgia: Asylums, Residential Schools, Medicalized Colonialism in British Columbia (1859-1897) and Artistic Praxis for Social Transformation. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 22(1): 17–63.

Wainer, Rafael. 2009b. “Sobre acciones, silencios y un sentido de humor particular en un equipo de cuidados paliativos.” AIBR, Revista de Antropología Iberoamericana 4(3):409–42.

Wainer, Rafael. 2008. “La Bio-Política de Los Transplantes O ¿Qué Está Detrás de La ‘Salvación de Vidas’?.” Cuadernos del Instituto Nacional de Antropología y Pensamiento Latinoamericano 22:251–54.

Wainer, Rafael. 2007. “Acompañando a La Gente En El Último Momento de Su Vida: Reflexiones En Torno a La Construcción Paliativista de La Dignidad En El Final de La Vida.” Runa 28:111–40.

Wainer, Rafael. 2005a. “‘Yo no te puedo decir cuánto sino cómo.’ Construcción y manejo de la esperanza en el final de la vida, desde la perspectiva profesional de un equipo de cuidados paliativos.” ANUARIO DE ESTUDIOS EN ANTROPOLOGÍA SOCIAL, 2004. Centro de Antropología Social del IDES y Editorial Antropofagia, Buenos Aires, pp. 187–197.

Wainer, Rafael. 2005b. Ampliando el campo semántico de los transplantes, o cómo construir un “lenguaje divergente de la retórica médica de sacrificios, donaciones, altruismo, y salvación de vidas”. Potlatch 2(3): 150–156.

Wainer, Rafael. 2004. “‘Yo No Te Puedo Decir Cuánto Sino Cómo’. Construcción Y Manejo de La Esperanza En El Final de La Vida, Desde La Perspective Profesional de Un Equipo de Cuidados Paliativos.” Anuario de Estudios en Antropología Social 1 187–97.

 

Sessional Faculty w/Cont. Status.

Rafael Wainer

Sessional Instructor w/Cont. Status
location_on AnSo-157

Ph.D. University of British Columbia, Medical Anthropology, 2016
Dissertation: Permeable Bodies: Children, Cancer, and Biomedicine in Argentina.

M.A. University of British Columbia, Medical Anthropology, 2008
Thesis: When Medicine Cannot Cure: Dying Children, Palliative Care and the Production of Companionship

Lic. Universidad de Buenos Aires, Anthropology, 2005
Honours Thesis: To Live-Dying/To Die-Living: Palliative Professional Construction of Dignity and Hope at the End-of-Life

I am a PhD in Anthropology with a specialization on medical anthropology. My main interests are biomedical knowledge and practices, children’s experience of cancer treatment, end-of-life and palliative care, medical assistance in dying, chronicity and disability, and resilience and hope.

Research interests:

Emotions. Death, Dying and End of Life Care. Pain and Suffering. Hope and Resilience. Palliative Care. Mental Health. Critical Disability Studies. Ethnographic Research at Medical and Clinical Institutions. Qualitative Health Methods. Doctor-patient Relationships. Children and Childhood. Family Studies. Health Policy. Quality and Dignity of Life. Medical Assistance in Dying. Argentina, Latin America, and Canada.

I am particularly interested in developing two research lines: i) the multidimensional strategies in relation to the provision of (social and medical) care to children experiencing cancer (both curative and palliative) and the new emergent discussions (in Canada) in relation to medical assistance in dying and the potential inclusion of adult minor, and ii) the longitudinal study of the long-term side effects of paediatric cancer treatment on former patients and their everyday chronicity as cancer survivors.

Wainer, Rafael and Radosta, Darío-Iván. 2020a Duelo en Escuelas: Una mirada a partir de la pandemia por Covid-19. Entrevista a Alejandro Nespral y Maria Luz Hurtado sobre el Proyecto «Duelo en Escuelas» en San Carlos de Bariloche (Río Negro). Revista Espoiler, url: http://espoiler.sociales.uba.ar/2020/10/01/duelo-en-escuelas-una-mirada-a-partir-de-la-pandemia-por-covid-19/

Wainer, Rafael. 2020b. The metropolis and mental life in the age of COVID-19: Delaying descent into the blasé attitude. Somatosphere, url: http://somatosphere.net/2020/metropolis-mental-life.html/

Wainer, Rafael. 2019. Permeable Bodies: Children’s Bodily Boundaries When Navigating Cancer Treatment. Medicine Anthropology Theory, Section Dissertating, url: http://www.medanthrotheory.org/read/11352/permeable-bodies

Wainer, Rafael. 2013. The Dignity of Children: How to Evaluate Bodies’ (Im)Permeability. In Reframing Disability and Quality of Life. Narelle Warren and Lenore Manderson, eds. Social Indicators Research Series, 52. Springer Netherlands. Pp. 61–78.

Wainer, Rafael. 2011. Death, Dying, and Biomedicine: “Thinking with Film” as a Teaching Resource for Medical Anthropologists. Anthropology News. Society for Medical Anthropology Section. 52(9): 40, December.

Wainer, Rafael. 2010. La bio-política de los transplantes o ¿Qué está detrás de la “Salvación de Vidas”? Cuadernos del Instituto Nacional de Antropología y Pensamiento Latinoamericano 22: 251–254.

Roman, L.; Noble, S.; Wainer, R. and Young, A. 2009a. No Time for Nostalgia: Asylums, Residential Schools, Medicalized Colonialism in British Columbia (1859-1897) and Artistic Praxis for Social Transformation. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 22(1): 17–63.

Wainer, Rafael. 2009b. “Sobre acciones, silencios y un sentido de humor particular en un equipo de cuidados paliativos.” AIBR, Revista de Antropología Iberoamericana 4(3):409–42.

Wainer, Rafael. 2008. “La Bio-Política de Los Transplantes O ¿Qué Está Detrás de La ‘Salvación de Vidas’?.” Cuadernos del Instituto Nacional de Antropología y Pensamiento Latinoamericano 22:251–54.

Wainer, Rafael. 2007. “Acompañando a La Gente En El Último Momento de Su Vida: Reflexiones En Torno a La Construcción Paliativista de La Dignidad En El Final de La Vida.” Runa 28:111–40.

Wainer, Rafael. 2005a. “‘Yo no te puedo decir cuánto sino cómo.’ Construcción y manejo de la esperanza en el final de la vida, desde la perspectiva profesional de un equipo de cuidados paliativos.” ANUARIO DE ESTUDIOS EN ANTROPOLOGÍA SOCIAL, 2004. Centro de Antropología Social del IDES y Editorial Antropofagia, Buenos Aires, pp. 187–197.

Wainer, Rafael. 2005b. Ampliando el campo semántico de los transplantes, o cómo construir un “lenguaje divergente de la retórica médica de sacrificios, donaciones, altruismo, y salvación de vidas”. Potlatch 2(3): 150–156.

Wainer, Rafael. 2004. “‘Yo No Te Puedo Decir Cuánto Sino Cómo’. Construcción Y Manejo de La Esperanza En El Final de La Vida, Desde La Perspective Profesional de Un Equipo de Cuidados Paliativos.” Anuario de Estudios en Antropología Social 1 187–97.

 

Sessional Faculty w/Cont. Status.