Posts by David Clark

Palliative care and COVID-19

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Professor David Clark, Dr Marian Krawzyck, Dr Naomi Richards, Dr Sandy Whitelaw, Anthony Bell – all members of the Glasgow End of Life Studies Group – share some recent insights.  ‘Palliative care will assume a central and vital role in the care for patients in an influenza pandemic’ (Rosoff 2006) [1] The importance of delivering… Continue reading

Endings and beginnings

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When in February 2014, I heard the news that my application for a Wellcome Trust Investigator Award had been successful, I could scarcely have imagined what would follow over the next six years. The Trust is perhaps unique among funders in the incredible extent to which it gives grantees the scope and encouragement to think… Continue reading

Online Learning About the End of Life

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Autumn 2019 saw a team of us in the Glasgow End of Life Studies Group set out into unknown educational waters.  Over a three-week period, we delivered a free online course called End of Life Care – Challenges and Innovation. We possibly didn’t anticipate how long our preparations and course building would take. We probably… Continue reading

Third ‘world map’ of palliative care development is published

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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

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

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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

Dr Suresh Kumar pays tribute to a friend of the same name

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We don’t often post pieces of this kind on our blog, but I was so struck by the simplicity of this tribute when I read it, that I asked its writer if we could post it here. Dr Suresh Kumar, a good friend to our group and active collaborator, is well known for his work… Continue reading

Moving forward with the third ‘world map’ of palliative care development

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Members of the University of Glasgow End of Life Studies Group are collaborating with the ATLANTES Global Observatory of Palliative Care, University of Navarra and the Worldwide Hospice and Palliative Care Alliance, to conduct a third study of the state of palliative care development around the world. Based on data from 2017, the new ‘world… Continue reading

The ‘world map’ of palliative care development – our efforts to improve the method

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Since it was first published in 2008, and then updated in 2013, the ‘world map’ of palliative care development has attracted the interest of advocacy people, policy makers and fellow researchers. It remains the only attempt to assess the level of palliative care development in every sovereign state recognised by the United Nations. Results of… Continue reading