About Frances Norwood

FRANCES NORWOOD, PhD

fnorwood@gwu.edu

I am a medical anthropologist with 20 years experience researching disability, aging, and long term care.  My mother died of cancer 5 weeks after finally going to a doctor (she couldn’t afford health coverage) and my father died penniless and on Medicaid after languishing in a nursing home once his life savings were depleted paying for long term care.  These are unfortunately not unusual ways to die in America, but I know we can do better than this.  Join me to fight for access to healthcare and person-directed, home- and community-based long term care for all.  I am available to speak on these topics and welcome your comments.

SELECT PUBLICATIONS (see also ResearchGate)

Norwood, Frances. Under review. Transforming Long Term Care: Fostering Social Reciprocity and Preventing Social Death Through Form and Practice in The Netherlands. In The Cultural Context of Aging: Worldwide Perspectives, Fourth Edition. Jay Sokolovsy, editor. CT: Praeger Publishers.

Norwood, Frances. Under contract. The New Normal: Death and Dying in the United States. In A Companion to the Anthropology of Death. Antonius C. G. M. Robben, editor. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

Manfredi, Rita, Carrie Turner, Frances Norwood. Under review. Rethinking Pain Assessment in the Emergency Department: A Qualitative Study. Journal of Emergency Medicine. Elsevier.

Norwood, Frances. 2015. End-of-Life Choices in International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2nd Edition. Elsevier Limited. Oxford, UK.

Norwood, Frances. 2013. “A Window into Dutch Life and Death: Euthanasia and End-of-Life in the Public-Private Space of Home,” in Transitions and Transformations: Cultural Perspectives on the Life Course, edited by Caitrin Lynch and Jason Danely. Berghahn Publishers, NY.

Norwood, Frances. 2009. The Maintenance of Life: Preventing Social Death Through Euthanasia Talk and End-of-Life Care, Lessons from the Netherlands. Ethnographic Studies in Medical Anthropology, Carolina Academic Press. Durham, NC. Winner of the 2011 Margaret Mead Award presented by the Society for Applied Anthropology and the American Anthropological Association. Translated/Published in French as Mourir un Acte de Vie. Trans. Pierre Viens and Lise Laberge. Quebec: Presses de l’Université Laval, 2010.

Norwood, Frances, Gerrit Kimsma, and Margaret P. Battin. 2009. “Vulnerability and the ‘slippery slope’ at the end-of-life: A qualitative study of euthanasia, general practice and home death in the Netherlands.” Family Practice 26(6):472-480; doi: 10.1093/fampra/cmp065.

Norwood, Frances. 2007. “Nothing More To Do: Euthanasia, General Practice, and End-of-Life Discourse in the Netherlands.” Medical Anthropology 26(2)139-174.

Norwood, Frances. 2006. “The Ambivalent Chaplain: Negotiating Structural and Ideological Difference on the Margins of Modern-Day Hospital Medicine.” Reprinted as April 2006 Article-of-the-Month on Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) website http://www.acperesearch.net/apr06.html.

Harrington, Charlene, Helen Carillo, Valerie Wellin, Fannie Norwood, and Nancy Miller. 2001. “Access of Target Groups to 1915(c) Medicaid Home and Community Based Waiver Services.” Home Health Care Services Quarterly 20(2):61-80.

RECENT WORK EXPERIENCE

Patient Care Models Group, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Baltimore, MD (6/2012-Present) – Social Science Research Analyst

Inclusion Research Institute, Washington, DC (2/2003-5/2012) – Director of Research and Evaluation/Lead Grant Writer

George Washington University, Anthropology Department and Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, Washington DC (1/2010-Present) –Assistant Research Professor/Professorial Lecturer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION

PhD, Medical Anthropology (2005) – University of California-San Francisco and Berkeley, CA

MA, Anthropology (1994) – American University, Washington, DC

BA, Industrial Relations (1989) – University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

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10 thoughts on “About Frances Norwood

    1. I’ve just come back to blogging after a hiatus. I hope you find something helpful on my revamped website. Stay in touch! We can make healthcare and long term care better, but the only way we can do it is doing it together.

    1. I’ve just come back to blogging after a hiatus. I hope you find something helpful on my revamped website. Stay in touch! We can make healthcare and long term care better, but the only way we can do it is doing it together.

    1. I’ve just come back to blogging after a hiatus. I hope you find something helpful on my revamped website. Stay in touch! We can make healthcare and long term care better, but the only way we can do it is doing it together.

    1. I’ve just come back to blogging after a hiatus. I hope you find something helpful on my revamped website. Stay in touch! We can make healthcare and long term care better, but the only way we can do it is doing it together.

  1. The Maintenance of Life (2009)….A fascinating read for anyone! Penned with compassion and Intellect beyond her years…Thank you, Dr Norwood for opening my listeners ears and eyes….Kenn Fox, Talk Show Host, Mountain Empre Media, WOLD, WZVA, Teco Broadcasting Inc. USA…www.1025therenegade.com

  2. Pingback: Margaret Mead Award voor onderzoek over euthanasie in Nederland

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