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A year spent between Spain and Scotland with two end of life research projects

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José Miguel Carrasco

Having returned this week to Spain after a year spent working with the Glasgow End of Life Studies Group at the University of Glasgow, it is time to reflect on the experience. I’d like to weigh up the balance of my experiences there, and to try to explain what has changed for me and why.… Continue reading

Common or multiple futures for end of life care around the world? Ideas from the ‘waiting room of history’

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Dr Shahaduz Zaman, University of Glasgow

Around the world there is a growing interest in the ways in which dying people are cared for, but there is little or no agreement on what ‘good death’ really means. With such fundamentals left unresolved, should we address the global challenge of end of life care around the world in a unified way, or… Continue reading

Glasgow End of Life Studies Group members reveal their highlights of 2016

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What were your milestones, highlights, top tips and even low points in 2016? Our bloggers start the conversation with their notable moments from the year: David Clark It has been a terrific time for the project. In March I was able to lay out the scope of our ambitions at the Palliative Care Congress in Glasgow. During… Continue reading

Palliative care declarations: mapping a new form of intervention

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Reverend Dr Hamilton Inbadas, University of Glasgow

When we started our study of palliative care declarations little did I know that this apparently small-scale desk-based study would unfold into an exciting expedition, offering opportunities far beyond its original scope. Well over a year ago, in May 2015, I wrote a blog outlining our plan for studying palliative care declarations listing the declarations… Continue reading

Spinal column: matters of life and death by Melanie Reid

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walkway at the SECC, Glasgow

Melanie Reid’s article appeared in The Times Magazine on Saturday 19 March 2016, and is republished here with the kind permission of the author. Spinal column: matters of life and death ‘I’m very happy to talk about death. I’ve learnt it isn’t remotely the worst thing that can happen’ An icy night in early March,… Continue reading

Research into global interventions at the end of life presented at UK Palliative Care Congress 2016

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Professor David Clark speaking at the UK Palliative Care Congress 2016

We’ve gathered together the audio, presentation slides and a transcript of a talk which Professor David Clark gave at the UK Congress of Palliative Care in Glasgow on Wednesday 9 March 2016. Listen to or download an audio recording of the talk and audience question and answer session Watch the slides while listening to the… Continue reading

Shahaduz Zaman raises questions about the global future of dying

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Shahaduz Zaman and others presenting at the Dublin Colloquim (Image courtesy of Mhoira Leng)

Approaching the podium at a recent global health colloquium, I spotted something which I hadn’t seen before: a tiny set of traffic lights designed to cue the speakers and help with their timing. As I stepped up it wasn’t the sight of this innovative time-keeping device but an awareness of the delegates, the global experts on palliative care… Continue reading

Compartiendo experiencias entre España y Escocia: multidisciplinariedad y difusión pública (Sharing experiences between Spain and Scotland)

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Jose Miguel Carrasco

José Miguel Carrasco (Sociologist and PhD in Public Health), is a Spanish researcher from ATLANTES research programme (University of Navarra, Spain). He visited us recently at the University of Glasgow’s campus in Dumfries, Scotland with the aim of sharing experiences and knowledge, and working together on issues which relate to both our research groups. In… Continue reading