A public launch for the Scottish Atlas of Palliative Care

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detail from the Scottish Atlas of Palliative Care

The first national atlas of palliative care in the world, the Scottish Atlas of Palliative Care, received considerable attention on the day it was launched.

On Thursday 22 September 2016 I travelled to the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh, to launch the Scottish Atlas at the annual conference of the Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care.

Everyone at the conference received a printed and bound copy of the Atlas, which has been beautifully designed by Spanish designer Miriam Garcia, who was also responsible for the European Atlas of Palliative Care.

You can download a copy of the Scottish Atlas of Palliative Care (PDF) from the University of Glasgow End of Life Studies Group website.

You might like to watch this video of me introducing the Scottish Atlas of Palliative Care during the SPPC conference:

Read a transcript of my speech (PDF).

Adding to what I said in my speech, I’d like to thank everyone who took part in the production of the Scottish Atlas of Palliative Care, and who supported us in making it happen:

Dr Craig White and his team at the Scottish Government and also Janice Birrell – who supported the idea and provided the funding. Dr Michelle Gillies and the Scottish Public Health Network, who conducted the bulk of the data collection.  Mark Hazelwood, Rebecca Johnstone and colleagues at the Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care. Professor Carlos Centeno, Eduardo Garralda and Dr Jose Miguel Carrasco and the ATLANTES project team at the University of Navarra, and designer Miriam García. Dr Lauren Parry of the University of Glasgow School of Interdisciplinary Studies for her mapping expertise. Catriona Forrest for her work engaging the public and the media with the Atlas. Professor David Clark for leading the project.

Hamilton Inbadas being interviewed by STV News crewI’ve listed the news coverage below. Could the extent of this coverage show an increasing interest in palliative care?

News of the publication reached national radio bulletins, and I was interviewed by STV Edinburgh for their television news, and spoke live on air during BBC Scotland’s drivetime news programme, Newsdrive.

I’ll keep adding to this list, so if you spot anything missing please do get in touch.

We’re now going to analyse the data within the Atlas to find Scotland’s position within the European ranking, so please keep an eye out on the Scottish Atlas of Palliative Care website or subscribe to this End of Life Studies blog for updates.

Hamilton Inbadas

Scottish Atlas of Palliative Care in the news

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