‘Matters of Life and Death’

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                      Glasgow End of Life Studies Group is proud to present: ‘Matters of Life and Death’ a series of free events from 20th to 22nd November in Dumfries. With Sunday Times Best Selling Author Dr Kathryn Mannix and Visiting Professor Lars Johan Materstvedt, as well… Continue reading

Watch With Me – Velai Comigo

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My name is Franklin S. Santos, I am a geriatric doctor, and 11 years ago I started working in teaching, research and assistance in the areas of Thanatology and Palliative Care in Brazil. Since then, I have had the opportunity to organise courses and interdisciplinary books that address these issues. These books became a reference… Continue reading

Montreal 2018 – Compassion and Caring as a Way Through

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Montreal is an amazing, diverse city, rich in heritage and culture. It is also a city of contradictions – a paradox. It is city built on a river and one of the most important ports in Canada and yet it’s almost 1,000 miles from the sea! On first viewing Montreal is also clearly a North… Continue reading

In touch with the dead

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One of the most fundamental ways we show love and connection is through touch. This behaviour is so central to our understanding of what it means to be in relationship with another person that visual representations of touch have become one of the most common visual forms of ‘shorthand’ to indicate compassionate caring, including at… Continue reading

The launch of the new Cicely Saunders biography

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I recall learning of Cicely Saunders’ death in July 2005. It was morning in the Pacific Northwest and I was planning my day of home visits with hospice patients and families. I had greatly admired the woman who created and embodied an approach to care for dying that acknowledged the whole person as they were… Continue reading

The challenge of caring for frail older people as they enter the last year of their lives

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One of the greatest challenges facing the NHS, in this its 70th anniversary year, is the care of  ageing and increasingly frail older people.  End of life care is not something that we as doctors seem to want to talk about, which means that when patients are admitted as an emergency to hospital the default… Continue reading