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My encounter with community based palliative care in Kerala

Published on: Author: Gitte Koksvik 1 Comment

Recently, I had the privilege of going to India as part of our project “Creating a framework for assessing community based palliative care in Kerala” There, I was able to attend the Indian Association of Palliative Care’s annual conference and spend a week working alongside Dr. Devi Vijay from the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta,… Continue reading

Podcast – Evaluating Community Palliative Care in Kerala, India

Published on: Author: Amy McCreadie 1 Comment

As part of our GCRF Project ‘Evaluating Community Palliative Care in Kerala, India’, the members of the project team gathered in Dumfries in November 2018, at the University of Glasgow School of Interdisciplinary Studies Campus, to kick off this new project with a series of workshops discussing strategy, research methods, and objectives for the project. As… Continue reading

End of life care: how to save hospices from collapse? Less medicine and some lessons from India

Published on: Author: David Clark 1 Comment

David Clark, University of Glasgow For the first time ever, one of Britain’s 200 independent hospices has closed its doors. St Clare’s in Jarrow near Newcastle had been serving its community in the north east of England for 30 years, raising most of its annual costs of £2.2m from local charitable giving. But after a… Continue reading

Evaluating Community Palliative Care in Kerala, India

Published on: Author: Amy McCreadie Leave a comment

Led by Professor David Clark, Professor Devi Vijay, Dr Ben Colburn, and Dr Jennifer Corns, and funded by the Scottish Funding Council, under its scheme for the Global Challenges Research Fund, this project will be the first to develop an evaluation model that can be used to assess the quality and outcomes of community palliative… Continue reading

Drawing to a Close: An Exhibition of Drawings at the End of Life

Published on: Author: Naomi Richards Leave a comment

In November 2018 the End of Life Studies Group exhibited a series of drawings by a renowned Scottish artist showing powerful glimpses of death and dying. The exhibition was shown at the Yellow Door Gallery in Dumfries as part of the UK wide Being Human festival of the Arts & Humanities, and we were responding to the 2018 theme… Continue reading

PhD Opportunity: Innovation in Community Models of ‘Housing with Care’

Published on: Author: Amy McCreadie 1 Comment

We are seeking outstanding PhD candidates for our shortlisted Lord Kelvin/Adam Smith (LKAS) PhD research project: Innovation in Community Models of ‘Housing with Care’ Ageing is often depicted as a burden for society, but there is now a growing realisation that it also provides many opportunities for economic growth and innovation in housing, care and co-production.… Continue reading

Translating Kerala’s Community-Based Palliative Care To West Bengal, India

Kerala’s community model for palliative care has sustained attention in global palliative care discourse, as an alternative, resource-effective form of organizing. What distinguishes the community model from professional-centric models such as hospices and hospitals, is that the community volunteers serve as the anchor in coordinating ‘total-care’ – i.e., medical, social, financial support and rehabilitation –… Continue reading