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Palliative care ‘declarations’: developing a case study

Published on: Author: Rev Dr Hamilton Inbadas 1 Comment

Recent weeks have been exciting ones for the international palliative care community. The 14th World Congress of the European Association of Palliative Care was held in Copenhagen from 8 – 10 May 2015 and the 4th International Public Health and Palliative Care Conference took place in Bristol  from 11th – 16th May 2015. We at… Continue reading

Global Interventions at the end of life – early progress on the project

Published on: Author: David Clark Leave a comment

Our University of Glasgow study team, supported by a Wellcome Trust Investigator Award, is examining how responses to end of life issues are developing around the world, and with what consequences. Death, dying and bereavement are topics that mainly sit on the margins of the humanities and social sciences. Whilst end of life care attracts… Continue reading

Spinal Column by Melanie Reid of The Times

Published on: Author: David Clark 7 Comments
Melanie Reid

Melanie Reid is an enormously respected  journalist who writes a much-followed piece in The Times every Saturday. ‘Spinal column’ is her weekly set of reflections on life and the wider world – seen from the perspective of a person who is now tetrapelgic following a riding accident. Imagine then, the pleasure of reading her brilliant piece for… Continue reading

Get animated! Making a short film to launch a research project

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Our project on Global Interventions at the End of Life contains a strong commitment to public engagement. From the outset we are seeking to find ways to draw wider attention to the work we are doing. That means going beyond professional and academic audiences to disseminate ideas and emergent findings to other groups and communities… Continue reading

Lecturer in End of Life Studies: new position available within our group

Published on: Author: David Clark 1 Comment

Here at the University of Glasgow, School of Interdisciplinary Studies at our Dumfries Campus, the focus on end of life issues is intensifying. Next month our major project on Global Interventions at the end of life will get underway, with a great team of three full-time staff. I am pleased to say that we are now… Continue reading

Global Interventions: meet the project team

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  At the end of January 2014 I learned that I had been successful in winning a Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator Award in the Medical Humanities.  The new project starts on 1st March 2015 and is focussed on improving our understanding of interventions at the end life. It will take a global perspective and will… Continue reading

Wellcome Trust project moves closer to start date – by David Clark

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Interventions at the end of life – social, comparative and historical analysis to promote global improvement.  It’s an unwieldy title and it contains a lot of dimensions.  It will be a challenging project to design, to conduct and to deliver. But what an opportunity to invest major time and resources in an issue of such… Continue reading

Major new project funded by Wellcome Trust

Published on: Author: David Clark 3 Comments
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Providing care for people at the end of life is now a pressing humanitarian issue for the 21st century. Yet it is also becoming the focus of divided opinion, conflicting professional standpoints, disagreements about the quality and significance of  clinical evidence,  and competing models of care delivery. Meanwhile population ageing, changing patterns of mortality and… Continue reading