Third ‘world map’ of palliative care development is published

Published on: Author: David Clark Leave a comment

The close of 2019 sees the publication of the latest world map of palliative care development. Drawing on data from 198 countries in 2017, the full paper is available on open access and can be found here. Despite the many challenges in its production, and the views of some detractors in the field, I believe… Continue reading

Death Writes “Images”: Exploring Death & Dying Through Visual Imagery

Published on: Author: Naomi Richards Leave a comment

Through an interdisciplinary Arts Lab on Reading and Writing Death and Dying, Dr Elizabeth Reeder, Dr Naomi Richards, and Amy Shea are running a half-day symposium on Wednesday 22nd January 2020, 1-5pm, at the Women’s Library in Glasgow. The symposium is open to 40 people and will comprise various writing workshops responding to imagery and… Continue reading

Online Learning and End of Life Studies – Reaching Out to the World

Published on: Author: David Clark Leave a comment

It is with huge pleasure this month that we embark upon a truly global initiative within our team – a new programme of online learning in end of life studies. In our research group at the University of Glasgow we feel we belong to a worldwide community of people with a shared interest in questions… Continue reading

Reflections on the ephemerality of online memorials

Published on: Author: Solveiga Zibaite Leave a comment

Online memorials have been a relatively popular form of memorialisation for the best part of this century. They bear markings of birth and death, just as traditional gravestones, however, they allow for an exceptional amount of interaction within them – the bereaved can send messages to the deceased, upload pictures, music, art, poems, and even… Continue reading

Reflections on The Mitori Project so far

Published on: Author: chaofang Leave a comment

Back in March 2019, a group of researchers from the UK and Japan gathered in Dumfries to launch the Mitori Project. The ESRC funded project aims to examine end of life care issues in the UK and Japan in three workstreams: ‘Culture’, ‘Practice’ and ‘Policy’. Time flies! Six months have passed since the first workshop.… Continue reading

We are hiring!

Published on: Author: Naomi Richards Leave a comment

This is an exciting opportunity for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate to work on a ground-breaking new project funded by the prestigious Economic and Social Research Council. The project is called Dying in the Margins: Uncovering the Barriers to Home Dying for the Socio-Economically Deprived. This is a full-time Grade 7 appointment for 30 months based… Continue reading

What is the cultural value of dying in an era of assisted dying?

Published on: Author: Naomi Richards Leave a comment

In the summer of 2018, Dr Marian Krawczyk and I co-authored an article about how the various western cultural ‘scripts’ which give meaning to dying might be influenced when assisted dying is made lawful and the very end stages of dying becomes, in essence, an ‘optional’ part of the lifecourse. Our thinking was very much… Continue reading