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A Collaboration between Artists and Academics to Exhibit Powerful Drawings Showing the Last Days of Life

Published on: Author: Naomi Richards 1 Comment

By Dr Naomi Richards and Dr Marian Krawczyk In November 2018 we exhibited a series of drawings by a renowned Scottish artist showing powerful glimpses of death and dying. The exhibition was shown at the Yellow Door Gallery in Dumfries as part of the UK wide Being Human festival of the Arts & Humanities, and… Continue reading

PhD Opportunity: Innovation in Community Models of ‘Housing with Care’

Published on: Author: Amy McCreadie Leave a comment

We are seeking outstanding PhD candidates for our shortlisted Lord Kelvin/Adam Smith (LKAS) PhD research project: Innovation in Community Models of ‘Housing with Care’ Ageing is often depicted as a burden for society, but there is now a growing realisation that it also provides many opportunities for economic growth and innovation in housing, care and co-production.… Continue reading

‘Matters of Life and Death’

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                      Glasgow End of Life Studies Group is proud to present: ‘Matters of Life and Death’ a series of free events from 20th to 22nd November in Dumfries. With Sunday Times Best Selling Author Dr Kathryn Mannix and Visiting Professor Lars Johan Materstvedt, as well… Continue reading

The challenge of caring for frail older people as they enter the last year of their lives

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One of the greatest challenges facing the NHS, in this its 70th anniversary year, is the care of  ageing and increasingly frail older people.  End of life care is not something that we as doctors seem to want to talk about, which means that when patients are admitted as an emergency to hospital the default… Continue reading

Why we compared the level of provision of specialist palliative care services in Scotland with European benchmarks

Published on: Author: David Clark Leave a comment
L-R Michelle Gillies, David Clark, Hamilton Inbadas, José Miguel Carrasco

Our latest study on the provision of palliative care in Scotland has a focus on the delivery of specialist services. We recognise of course that much  palliative care is also delivered in non-specialist settings: in general practices, across hospitals, in care homes, and in the community. A big driver within the Scottish Government’s 2015 Strategic… Continue reading

First steps towards a palliative care research forum for Scotland

Published on: Author: David Clark 6 Comments

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