Lecture: Filipino nurses in Germany
Cleovi Mosuela at the VHS Bielefeld. Picture: Thomas Abel
On Tuesday, 16 January 2018, the lecture format “Linie 4” moved on with the lecture of the sociologist and social anthropologist Cleovi Mosuela. Her topic was Who cares? Filipino nurses in Germany. In this frame she spoke about how Philippine-trained nurses experience migration and adjustments as they work in German hospitals. The framework of such migration is made possible by the agreement, also known as the Triple Win Project, between Germany and the Philippines.
Lively dialogue between sociological research and an interested public
The lecture, and more importantly the discussion with the public, focused on how Filipino nurses deliver their "tender, loving care" through performing basic work, such as washing, cleaning the body of the patient, feeding and positioning a paralyzed patient correctly in bed. Smiling and touching the body of the patient in a therapeutic way help define and differentiate Filipino care work which contributes not only to their full integration at the workplace but also to the humanization of the patient.
The referee’s fear of the penalty kick
The next lecture of Linie 4 will be with the sociologist Justus Heck on 6 February 2018. He speaks about the topic The referee’s fear of the penalty kick. Towards an interaction sociology of football games. The lecture will be held in German.
For further information to the open lecture series and the programme please see:
uni.aktuell (in German)
Interview with Theresa Hornischer at campus radio station Hertz 87.9(in German)
Interview with Marcus Carrier at campus radio station Hertz 87.9 (in German)
#Campusminute with Theresa Hornischer (in German)
Text: Cleovi Mosuela