The project investigates the social organisation of first aid. The research will focus on the social and institutional settings within which first aid ‘incidents’ occur and how these settings influence the kinds of ‘responses’ and forms of help that follow.

The aim is to provide a better understanding of accidents, risks, and harms by positioning first aid incidents not as random events but as embedded in the spatial and temporal ordering of social practices and social life. Further understanding of the social organisation of help will put the Red Cross and others in a better position to promote first aid skills, to help save more lives, and reduce harm.

Deadline: February 9.

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