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End of life care in Scottish hospitals: opportunities for further engagement

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the panel at the End of Life Care in Scottish hospitals seminar, Glasgow, November 2015

Marie Curie Scotland and the University of Glasgow co-hosted a seminar End of life care in Scottish hospitals: opportunities for wider engagement. Full coverage of the event is now available. The seminar provided a platform for discussion about end of life care in Scotland, focusing on the healthcare and policy implications of research into the imminence… Continue reading

Join the discussion about hospital inpatients in Scotland who are in the last year of life

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Professor David Clark

It is a rare experience in an academic career to carry out a project with a simple research question, to publish the findings and then to find there is unprecedented interest from many quarters.   That was how things worked out with our study of the imminence of death among a national cohort of hospital inpatients,… Continue reading

A symposium on the life and work of Cicely Saunders (Un simposio sobre la vida y el trabajo de Cicely Saunders)

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Martina Holder Franz, Enric Benito, David Clark, Isabel Neto, Carlos Centeno (L-R) at the Hospital San Juan de Dios, Pamplona

Can you imagine fifty medical students and fifty palliative care practitioners giving up what might be the last warm, sunny Saturday of the year to attend a symposium about someone who was born ninety seven years ago? The attendees’ attraction and motivation would have to be high. And so they were on 17 October at… Continue reading

Reflections on the Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care Annual Conference 2015

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Reverend Dr Hamilton Inbadas, University of Glasgow

The grandeur of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh’s interior faded in the background as friendly smiles, warm handshakes and engaging conversations over teas and coffees filled the room giving a great ambience for the start of the Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care Annual Conference 2015. The astonishing range of professions represented displayed the… Continue reading

The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson: A film about a rock musician, cancer and mortality

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The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson film poster

I genuinely didn’t know anything about Dr Feelgood. The film title ‘The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson’ was also a mystery to me. The online blurb about the film was similarly obscure, describing how director Julien Temple had produced an ‘overflowing visual cocktail’ serving up ‘Bunuel, Tarkovsky, Cocteau and Marcel Powell as fellow travellers on his… Continue reading

Identifying those requiring access to palliative and end of life care

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Professor David Clark, University of Glasgow

In this short video presentation I discuss what we know about ways to identify people who are in the last year of their life or who might have palliative care needs. I start by setting out the global context, showing how many people in the world currently die every year, and explaining why this is… Continue reading