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Montreal 2018 – Compassion and Caring as a Way Through

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Montreal is an amazing, diverse city, rich in heritage and culture. It is also a city of contradictions – a paradox. It is city built on a river and one of the most important ports in Canada and yet it’s almost 1,000 miles from the sea! On first viewing Montreal is also clearly a North… Continue reading

Suffering and Autonomy at the End of Life – University of Glasgow Conference April 2018

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Cicely Saunders once stated that ‘suffering is only intolerable when nobody cares’. Yet suffering is a broad concept with many aspects. Members from the Glasgow End of Life Studies Group recently attended a two-day philosophy conference entitled ‘Suffering and Autonomy at the End of Life’. Speakers came from a range of academic disciplines – including… Continue reading

Declarations on euthanasia and assisted dying

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What do you mean by ‘declarations’? This was the question I was asked most frequently as I stood beside our research poster at a recent conference. EAPC 2017, the 15th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care took place in Madrid, Spain. The poster* presented ‘the representation of palliative care in assisted dying… Continue reading

To Comfort Always: lessons from the past to inform the future at Hospice UK 2016

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David Clark at Hospice UK conference (image copyright Jonathan Goldberg jongoldberg.co.uk)

I have had close links with Hospice UK for many years, serving first as a Trustee and now as a Vice-President. So it was a real honour to be invited to give the opening plenary at the charity’s annual conference in Liverpool, in a splendid riverside setting overlooking the Mersey.  The timing was good too. … Continue reading