- Assistant Research Professor in Anthropology
- No on-campus office
- [email protected]
Areas of Expertise
Long term care and end-of-life health policy; healthy aging, disability; innovative health care solutions; quality improvement; spirituality and health; independent living and aging in place; health care reform and health policy; critical medical anthropology; qualitative and quantitative methodologies; United States and the Netherlands.
Dr. Norwood is a medical anthropologist with interests in disability, end-of-life, euthanasia, aging, long-term care, spirituality and health, and innovations in long-term care and end of life health policy. She was President of the Washington Association of Professional Anthropologists in 2015-16.
Ph.D. 2005, University of California-San Francisco and Berkeley
M.A. 1994, American University
B.A. 1989, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
2020 Norwood, F. The Maintenance of Life: Preventing Social Death Through Euthanasia Talk and End-of-Life Care, Lessons from the Netherlands. Second edition. Ethnographic Studies in Medical Anthropology, Carolina Academic Press. Durham, NC. Published in French Mourir un Acte de Vie. Trans. Pierre Viens and Lise Laberge. Quebec: Presses de l'Université Laval, 2010. Winner of the 2011 Margaret Mead Award.
2009 Norwood, F. The Maintenance of Life: Preventing Social Death Through Euthanasia Talk and End-of-Life Care, Lessons from the Netherlands. Ethnographic Studies in Medical Anthropology. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press. Published in French as Mourir un acte de vie. Trans. Pierre Viens and Lise Laberge. Quebec: Presses de l'Université Laval, 2010. Winner of the 2011 Margaret Mead Award.
Selected Articles and Book Chapters
Norwood, Frances and Joanne Lynn. 2020. Taking long term care from crisis to thriving in the time of COVID-19. Journal of Aging Studies, 54(September). Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.
Norwood, Frances. 2018. The New Normal: Mediated Death and Assisted Dying in the United States. In A Companion to the Anthropology of Death. Antonius C. G. M. Robben, editor. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
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, 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.
Last updated September 9, 2020