Jessica Bytautas

Jessica Bytautas is a PhD student in the Social and Behavioural Health Sciences Division at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. For her dissertation, she is conducting an ethnographic study of legacy work in a volunteer-based hospice palliative care organization in Toronto. She is interested in the ways in which legacy activities support the relational nature of existential suffering and resist or reinforce prevailing norms regarding death and the goals of care at the end of life. She earned her bachelor’s degree in philosophy from McMaster University and master’s degree in health services research from the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto.

Jessica Bytautas