Families, an older world, and multi-generational caregiving: It's better than you think

7:00 PM  - 9:00 PM
Thursday Feb 10, 2011
Weyerhaeuser Board Room, Weyerhaeuser Hall

The aging of our society poses challenges for individuals, families and our communities but there is much to be gained by examining the different models that have developed in response.

Join Professor Ron Barrett, anthropologist and registered nurse, as he dispels some popular myths about aging societies, and discusses the benefits as well as the challenges of family caregiving and intergenerational exchange. 

Coffee and cookies will be provided following the lecture. This event is free and open to the Macalester community.

Ron Barrett is a cultural and medical anthropologist whose research has focused on the social aspects of infectious diseases, religious healing, and the ways that human beings come to terms with their mortality. He has conducted fieldwork in Northern and Western India as well as in the United States and has also worked as a clinical nurse in hospice, brain injury rehabilitation, and neuro-intensive care. Dr. Barrett started at Macalester in  2009 and teaches courses in medical anthropology, cultural anthropology, emerging infections, and the anthropology of death and dying.


Contact: Alumni Office, , 651-696-6295

This event is for: Alumni, Students, Staff, Faculty, Parents and Families and Public

Sponsored By: Alumni Office

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