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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

Community participation in palliative care: A conversation with Dr Devi Vijay and Dr Shahaduz Zaman

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Dr Shahaduz Zaman in conversation with Dr Devi Vijay

As a medical anthropologist on the Wellcome Trust funded project  Global Interventions at the End of Life, I am interested in community participation in palliative care. In our study we are investigating the transfer and translation of a range of end of life interventions, across cultures and settings. One of these is the Neighbourhood Networks in Palliative Care… Continue reading

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

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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

Student engagement in palliative care: best wishes to STUDENTSPALCON 2015

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This week in Kerala, southern India,  the first ever student and young people’s palliative care conference is taking place. It is called STUDENTSPALCON 2015. The impetus has come from the ever-resourceful Institute of Palliative  Medicine in Kozhikode, and the associated Neighbourhood Networks in Palliative Care. The conference website states: “Critical engagement with the idea of… Continue reading