My life after graduation

Published on: Author: Marian Krawczyk Leave a comment

This blog is written by a recent graduate of our program, Gina Tarditi, MSc. After finishing the two-year taught part of the End of Life Studies MSc program, I had to pick a dissertation topic for independent study and research. Living in Mexico City, and having worked in cancer care, I was particularly interested in… Continue reading

Exit Stage Left – Directing Funeral Literacy in Fife

Published on: Author: Naomi Richards 1 Comment

A blog by Michael Hannah and Stella McCulloch Each year in May, Good Life Good Death Good Grief co-ordinates activities across Scotland as part of Demystifying Death Week. It’s all about giving people knowledge, skills and opportunities to plan and support each other through death, dying, loss and care. As such it represents a significant… Continue reading

How rurality and financial hardship intersect at the end of life: UofG End of Life Studies Group now recruiting for new ‘Unreached’ study.

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LeftPhoto by Juli Vo on Unsplash. Right Photo by Gary Ellis on Unsplash. Over the last three years, through my work as a Research Associate on the Dying in the Margins study, I have come to understand the ways in which financial hardship can shape end of life experiences. For the Dying in the Margins… Continue reading

Assisted Dying in Scotland: As a New Parliamentary Bill is Launched, Time to Bust 5 Myths

Published on: Author: Naomi Richards 2 Comments

The proposed Assisted Dying for Terminally Ill Adults [Scotland] Bill launched on Thursday 28th March 2024. The Bill proposes allowing terminally ill people over the age of 16 the right to request lethal medication from a doctor which they would self-administer to bring an immediate end to their own life at a time and place of their choosing.… Continue reading

What are the Implications of the Proposed Assisted Dying Bill (Scotland) for the Hospice Sector? Themes from 3 Hospice UK Workshops

Published on: Author: Naomi Richards 1 Comment

This article was written by Naomi Richards in collaboration with Aileen Morton, Senior Policy & Advocacy Officer for Hospice UK in Scotland. In early 2024, as the hospice sector in Scotland grappled with the prospect of another parliamentary vote on whether or not to legalise assisted dying, I was invited by Hospice UK to facilitate… Continue reading

Is Everyone a “Loved One”?

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How many times have you used or seen the term “loved one” this week? If you work in healthcare or the service sector, there’s a good chance it is quite a few. Have you ever stopped to think what is meant by it, its limitations or if you use it how it might be received?… Continue reading

‘Dying in the Margins’: From Study Findings to Policy Changes

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In March 2024, the summative findings paper for the ESRC-funded ‘Dying in the Margins’ study was published in Social Science & Medicine – Qualitative Research in Health. Our visual methods study shed light on the challenges of home dying in the context of financial hardship and deprivation in the UK. Utilising photovoice, professional documentary photography… Continue reading

Celebrating the First Decade of the End of Life Studies Group Blog

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Tempus fugit. It is now 10 years exactly since the first post appeared on this blog, setting out a new agenda for social science research at the University of Glasgow.  The decade milestone brings a good moment for a little reflection, and also for a look forward.  In March 2014, I’d just had confirmation of success… Continue reading