Global Interventions at the End of Life

Global Interventions at the End of Life

Our main research project is called 'Global Interventions at the End of Life – social, comparative and historical analysis to promote global improvement'. This research is led by the University of Glasgow and supported by the Wellcome Trust.

We are working on several research case studies within this project, including:

Background to the study

Professor David Clark holds a Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator Award in the Medical Humanities to lead the Global Interventions at the End of Life project.

The work has funding for four years from 1 March 2015, and is being undertaken by members of the Glasgow End of Life Studies Group and our partners around the world.

The Glasgow End of Life Studies Group is based on the University of Glasgow's Dumfries Campus, in Scotland.


The ideas behind Global Interventions at the End of Life

The project presented at UK Palliative Care Congress

Related publications

Inbadas, H. , Zaman, S., Whitelaw, A. and Clark, D. (2016) Palliative care declarations: mapping a new form of intervention. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 52(3), e7-e15. (doi:10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2016.05.009) (PMID:27401509) (PMCID:PMC5026679)

Clark, D., Armstrong, M., Allan, A., Graham, F., Carnon, A. and Isles, C. (2014) Imminence of death among a national cohort of hospital inpatients: Prevalent cohort study. Palliative Medicine, 28(6), pp. 474-479. (doi:10.1177/0269216314526443) (PMID:24637342) (PMCID:PMC4845030)

Carrasco, J. M., Lynch, T. J., Garralda, E., Woitha, K., Elsner, F., Filbet, M., Ellershaw, J. E., Clark, D. and Centeno, C. (2015) Palliative care medical education in European Universities: a descriptive study and numerical scoring system proposal for assessing educational development. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 50(4), 516-523.e2. (doi:10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2015.04.019) (PMID:26025273)

Clark, D., Schofield, L., Graham, F., Jarlbaek, L., Gott, M. and Isles, C. (2015) Hospital care in the last year of life. British Medical Journal, 2015(351), h4266. (doi:10.1136/bmj.h4266) (PMID:26253242)

Zaman, S., Inbadas, H. , Whitelaw, A. and Clark, D. (2017) Common or multiple futures for end of life care around the world? Ideas from the ‘waiting room of history’. Social Science and Medicine, 172, pp. 72-79. (doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2016.11.012) (PMID:27894008) (PMCID:PMC5224187)

Clark, D. (2015) Hospice care of the dying. In: Stillion, J.M. and Attig, T. (eds.) Death, Dying and Bereavement: Contemporary perspectives, institutions and practices. Springer: New York, pp. 135-149. ISBN 9780826171412

Clark, D. (2015) Nachwort. In: Saunders, C. (ed.) Der Horizont Ist Nur Die Grenze Unserer Sicht: Eine Personliche Sammlung Ermutigender Texte Fur Palliative Care Und Hospizarbeit. Theologischer Verlag Zürich: Zurich, pp. 177-179. ISBN 9783290178369

Clark, D., Graham, F. and Centeno, C. (2015) Changes in the world of palliative care. Medicine, 43(12), pp. 696-698. (doi:10.1016/j.mpmed.2015.09.012)

Centeno, C., Lynch, T., Garralda, E., Carrasco, J. M., Guillen-Grima, F. and Clark, D. (2016) Coverage and development of specialist palliative care services across the World Health Organization European region (2005-2012): results from a European association for palliative care task force survey of 53 countries. Palliative Medicine, 30(4), pp. 351-362. (doi:10.1177/0269216315598671) (PMID:26231421) (PMCID:PMC4800456)

Inbadas, H. (2016) History, culture and traditions: the silent spaces in the study of spirituality at the end of life. Religions, 7(5), 53. (doi:10.3390/rel7050053)

Black, H., Waugh, C., Munoz-Arroyo, R., Carnon, A., Allan, A., Clark, D., Graham, F. and Isles, C. (2016) Predictors of place of death in South West Scotland 2000-2010: Retrospective cohort study. Palliative Medicine, (doi:10.1177/0269216315627122) (PMID:26857358)

Clark, D., Schofield, L., Graham, F. M., Gott, M. and Jarlbaek, L. (2016) Likelihood of death within one year among a national cohort of hospital inpatients in Scotland. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 52(2), e2-e4. (doi:10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2016.05.007) (PMID:27262261)

Woitha, K., Garralda, E., Martin-Moreno, J. M. and Clark, D. (2016) Ranking of palliative care development in the countries of the European Union. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 52(3), pp. 370-377. (doi:10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2016.03.008) (PMID:27287622)