Saint Louis University

Harold Braswell, PhD

Assistant Professor

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Harold Braswell is an Assistant Professor at the Albert Gnaegi Center for Health Care Ethics. His research and teaching examine the intersection of disability studies and bioethics, with a particular focus on end-of-life care. He is currently completing a book manuscript, A Dying Family: US Hospice Care and the Crisis of Freedom at the End-of-Life (under contract with Johns Hopkins University Press). This book examines the implications of the design of US hospice care for bioethical debates about freedom at the end-of-life. It draws on a year-and-a-half of ethnographic fieldwork in various Atlanta-area hospices, as well as original archival research on the modern US hospice movement. His articles have appeared in Hypatia, Social Science and Medicine, the Journal of Medical Humanities, Disability Studies Quarterly, and the American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience. His scholarship has won awards from the Hastings Center, the Society for Disability Studies, and the University of Chicago Program on Medicine and Religion. He is the organizer of the Society for Disability Studies interest group for family members of persons with disabilities.

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