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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

A great future for open education on end of life issues

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Ronald Macintyre, Opening Educational Practices in Scotland (OEPS)

Ronald Macintyre of Opening Educational Practices in Scotland (OEPS) gives an introduction to their open learning project and explains why our teams are working together to develop learning resources for people interested in end of life issues. Who are OEPS? The easiest way to talk about who we are and what we do is to… Continue reading

Discussing a Scottish end of life care strategy

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Reverend Hamilton Inbadas

The Scottish Government Palliative and End of Life Stakeholders Group had its first meeting in Glasgow on the 24th of March 2015, organised by the Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care. The purpose of this group is to contribute to and inform the ongoing development of the development of a national Strategic Framework for Action for… Continue reading

Spinal Column by Melanie Reid of The Times

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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

Some ideas for a ‘Care Campus’ – by David Clark

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The more we contemplate the end of life care needs of different countries around the world, the more I become convinced of the need for fresh bold thinking. So it was a pleasure to see the work of the Commission on Residential  Care, supported by the admirable Demos group, which reported last autumn on its… Continue reading

Undergraduate project on Maggie’s Centres in Scotland – by Lorraine Manley

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Recently I had an opportunity to spend time at some of the Maggie’s Centres throughout Scotland.   This formed part of a Medical Humanities project during the third year of my degree in Medicine.  As we know, an aim is always a good place to start and I set out to learn about the philosophy, development and core principles… Continue reading