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MSc End of Life Studies students from around the world visit the Dumfries Campus

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By Roz Sunley, End of Life Studies MSc Student Why did postgraduate students from the University of Glasgow travel thousands of miles in early June 2022 to spend a few days at the School of Interdisciplinary Studies in Dumfries? It all began when one student from the End-of-Life Studies Programme announced her intention to visit… Continue reading

Public talk: Bringing the Value of Death Back into Life, with Dr Seamus O’Mahoney

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Does death have value? That’s the question framing the recent Lancet Commission Report on the ‘Value of Death’, and which will be discussed at a free public event at the Crichton Campus in Dumfries, June 7th from 4:00-6:00pm. The conversation will be led by Dr Seamus O’Mahoney, a prize-winning writer and one of the primary… Continue reading

Death Writes – Call for Scotland-based Writers to Join RSE Network

Published on: Author: Naomi Richards 1 Comment

DeathWrites today, January 31st 2022, launches its Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) funded Network. The Network is called COVID 19 as Catalyst for Writing and Discussing Death, Dying and Grief through Objects, Diaries and Collective Archives and runs from January 2022-January 2024. The project is run by Dr Elizabeth Reeder, Dr Naomi Richards, and Dr Amy… Continue reading

A Death and Design Workshop

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In November 2021, we held a 2-day workshop at our School of Interdisciplinary Studies in Dumfries, Scotland on the theme of Death and Design. The theme was chosen in honour of our visiting scholar, Professor Bruce Tharp from the University of Michigan’s School of Art and Design. Bruce was awarded a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to… Continue reading

Can We Create Compassionate Communities That Don’t Rely Disproportionately on Women?

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As we enter the end stages of life, palliative and end-of-life care become more essential to achieve an approximation of what one might deem a ‘good’ death. Sociologist Allan Kellehear identifies the need to shift palliative care from its current practices wherein psychosocial care only begins at the onset of a dying person’s challenges towards… Continue reading

Using images to reflect on the death of a family member – an introduction to new Research Associate, Dr Sam Quinn

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I’m Dr Sam Quinn and I joined the Glasgow End of Life Studies Group as a Research Associate on the Dying in the Margins project in July 2021. My background is in qualitative research and I have worked on topics encompassing learning disability, dementia and forensic settings. By way of introduction, I have written an… Continue reading

Closet Doors Can Swing Both Ways: LGBTQ+ Elders in Long Term Care

Published on: Author: Naomi Richards 2 Comments

June 2021. It’s Pride Month, and to mark the occasion Michael Hannah, a student on our MSc in End of Life Studies, draws on the concept of ‘social death’ to reflect on his own fears for what later life might bring. Contribution by Michael Hannah: It’s sometime back in the winter of 1979 and I… Continue reading

Dying in the Margins Research Project: Looking to Recruit an Experienced Qualitative Researcher

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Passionate about promoting an equity agenda in palliative and end of life care? Interested in fieldwork involving participatory visual methods and working with participants over a series of months to help them to capture their experiences? I am looking for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate to join my ESRC funded project Dying in the Margins: Uncovering the Reasons… Continue reading