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First steps towards a palliative care research forum for Scotland

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As academics in palliative care in Scotland (David Clark, Marie Fallon and Scott Murray) we are delighted to see the prominent place given to research in the recently-published Scottish Government Strategic Framework for Action on Palliative and End of Life Care (2016-21).  The Framework and the supporting evidence report not only draw heavily on recent… 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

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

International comparisons in palliative care provision: A report for the Scottish Parliament

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Scottish Parliament at Holyrood, Edinburgh

Professor David Clark has given evidence to the Scottish Parliament Health and Sport Committee inquiry on palliative care. The full text of his written report International comparisons in palliative care provision: What can the indicators tell us? is now available. As Wellcome Trust Investigator on the Global Interventions at the End of Life research project… Continue reading

Progress for the Scottish Parliament Inquiry into Palliative Care

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Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh

The public has responded to a call for views on the state of palliative care in Scotland, and with the publication of these submissions the Scottish Parliament Inquiry into Palliative Care is making rapid progress. I am struck by two things: the great variety of these responses, but also the rather low volume.  Perhaps that tells… Continue reading

You need to talk about palliative care: it’s time for us all to take part in the Scottish Parliament inquiry

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Professor David Clark, University of Glasgow

These are important times for palliative and end of life care in Scotland, and with an ongoing parliamentary inquiry into palliative care we are all eager to see what the outcomes will be. But first we must all play our part. I am already involved as the Consulting Editor in the production of the Scottish… 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