Reverend Dr Hamilton Inbadas

  • Research Associate (Wellcome Trust) (School of Interdisciplinary Studies)

telephone: +44 (0) 1387 702008
email: Hamilton.Inbadas@glasgow.ac.uk

Biography

I am an ordained minister of the Church of South India – Kanyakumari Diocese – with several years of clinical, teaching and research experience in palliative care in India. My interest in end of life issues stems from my experience as a palliative care chaplain at the Christian Medical College, Vellore, India since 2004. I was involved in providing spiritual care and psychological support to palliative care patients and their families. My role also included teaching spiritual care, communication skills and ethical issues in end of life care for medical, nursing, allied health and theology students at the college and various other institutions across India.

I completed my PhD at the University of Nottingham. My doctoral research was a cross-disciplinary research involving philosophical and theological analysis as well as an oral history study to explore the historical-cultural understanding of spirituality at the end of life in India. I hold bachelor degrees in English Literature and Theology and masters degrees in Journalism and Bioethics. My bioethics masters was an Erasmus Mundus masters degree at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands and the university of Padova, Italy.

As part of the Glasgow End of Life Studies Group as a Research Associate my primary responsibility is to contribute to the research activities of the Wellcome Trust funded project Global Interventions at the End of Life leading on the following case studies: ‘Declarations as advocacy interventions’, ‘The international transfer and translation of the Liverpool Care Pathway for the Dying Patient’ and ‘The formulation, consequences and impact of the integral end-of-life care (the Belgian model of legal physician- assisted dying and palliative care). I also led the work on the creation and publication of the Scottish Atlas of Palliative Care, which was funded by the Scottish Government.

Research interests

  • Palliative care
  • Historical, cultural and contextual understandings of spirituality at the end of life
  • Spiritual care in end of life care
  • Theological, philosophical and cultural understandings of death, dying and bereavement
  • Ethical issues in end of life care
  • Oral history
  • Qualitative research methods

Teaching

  • I co-convene and teach on the course ‘global challenges at the end of life’ as part of the undergraduate degree programme on Health & Social Policy (Dumfries Campus) at the School of Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Glasgow. The aim of the course is to foster a critical understanding of the global significance of death, dying and bereavement and to examine how the provision of care at the end of life is subject to shifting social, cultural and policy influences – thereby developing skills in global policy analysis and evidence synthesis.
  • I teach 'palliative, spiritual care and mental health' on the taught masters in Global Mental Health at the University of Glasgow.

 

Additional information

Publications

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Number of items: 17.

2017

Inbadas, H. (2017) Indian Philosophical foundations of spirituality at the end of life. Mortality, (Accepted for Publication)

Inbadas, H. (2017) The level of provision of specialist palliative care services in Scotland: an international benchmarking study. BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care, (Accepted for Publication)

Inbadas, H. , Zaman, S., Whitelaw, S. and Clark, D. (2017) Declarations on euthanasia and assisted dying. Death Studies, (doi:10.1080/07481187.2017.1317300) (PMID:28398131) (Early Online Publication)

Clark, D., Inbadas, H. , Colburn, B., Forrest, C., Richards, N. , Whitelaw, S. and Zaman, S. (2017) Interventions at the end of life – a taxonomy for ‘overlapping consensus’. Wellcome Open Research, 2, 7. (doi:10.12688/wellcomeopenres.10722.1)

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)

2016

Inbadas, H. , Gillies, M. and Clark, D. (2016) Scottish Atlas of Palliative Care. University of Glasgow: Glasgow. ISBN 9780852619513

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)

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)

2015

Inbadas, H. (2015) Encountering and Engaging with Suffering. In: Influence, Innovate and Integrate: 22nd International Conference of the Indian Association of Palliative Care, Hyderabad, India, 13-15 Feb 2015,

Inbadas, H. (2015) Integrating Spiritual Care in Palliative Care: a Global Perspective. In: Global Perspectives for Palliative Care; Integration and Health Systems Strengthening, Edinburgh, UK, 19 June 2015,

2014

Inbadas, H. (2014) Dignity and the Dead Body: An Indian Perspective [Invited Talk]. In: Dignity and the Human Body: The Post-mortem Treatment of the Body as an Ethical, Theological and Biblical Task, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK, 25 Oct 2014,

Inbadas, H. (2014) Spirituality in the Care of the Dying in India: A Historical-Cultural Exploration. In: 4th Global conference on Spirituality in the 21st Century, Prague, Czech Republic, 12-14 March 2014,

Inbadas, H. , Seymour, J. and Narayanasamy, A. (2014) Principles of Spiritual Care in End-Of-Life Care in India: A Historical-Cultural Investigation. In: 10th Palliative Care Congress, Harrogate, UK, 12-14 March 2014, (doi:10.1136/bmjspcare-2014-000654.48)

2013

Inbadas, H. (2013) Ethical Issues in Palliative Care: Advance Directives - Are They Feasible in Developing Countries? [Invited Talk]. In: 20th International Conference of Indian Association of Palliative Care, Bengaluru, India, 8-10 Feb 2013,

Inbadas, H. (2013) Facing the Challenges of Spiritual Care in Indian Palliative Care. In: 20th International Conference of Indian Association of Palliative Care, Bengaluru, India, 8-10 Feb 2013,

2007

Inbadas, H. (2007) Principles of Palliative Care in Deaddiction Programmes [Invited Talk]. In: 11th National Conference of Christian Agencies to Combat Substance Abuse Network, Christian Medical Association of India, Kolkata, India, 27 Apr 2007,

2005

Alexander, J., Inbadas, H. and Braganza, D. (2005) Perceptions on Truth Telling in Palliative Care. In: 1st National Bioethics Conference, Mumbai, India, 25-27 Nov 2005,

This list was generated on Sat Jun 24 19:41:25 2017 BST.
Number of items: 17.

Articles

Inbadas, H. (2017) Indian Philosophical foundations of spirituality at the end of life. Mortality, (Accepted for Publication)

Inbadas, H. (2017) The level of provision of specialist palliative care services in Scotland: an international benchmarking study. BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care, (Accepted for Publication)

Inbadas, H. , Zaman, S., Whitelaw, S. and Clark, D. (2017) Declarations on euthanasia and assisted dying. Death Studies, (doi:10.1080/07481187.2017.1317300) (PMID:28398131) (Early Online Publication)

Clark, D., Inbadas, H. , Colburn, B., Forrest, C., Richards, N. , Whitelaw, S. and Zaman, S. (2017) Interventions at the end of life – a taxonomy for ‘overlapping consensus’. Wellcome Open Research, 2, 7. (doi:10.12688/wellcomeopenres.10722.1)

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)

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)

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)

Books

Inbadas, H. , Gillies, M. and Clark, D. (2016) Scottish Atlas of Palliative Care. University of Glasgow: Glasgow. ISBN 9780852619513

Conference Proceedings

Inbadas, H. (2015) Encountering and Engaging with Suffering. In: Influence, Innovate and Integrate: 22nd International Conference of the Indian Association of Palliative Care, Hyderabad, India, 13-15 Feb 2015,

Inbadas, H. (2015) Integrating Spiritual Care in Palliative Care: a Global Perspective. In: Global Perspectives for Palliative Care; Integration and Health Systems Strengthening, Edinburgh, UK, 19 June 2015,

Inbadas, H. (2014) Dignity and the Dead Body: An Indian Perspective [Invited Talk]. In: Dignity and the Human Body: The Post-mortem Treatment of the Body as an Ethical, Theological and Biblical Task, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK, 25 Oct 2014,

Inbadas, H. (2014) Spirituality in the Care of the Dying in India: A Historical-Cultural Exploration. In: 4th Global conference on Spirituality in the 21st Century, Prague, Czech Republic, 12-14 March 2014,

Inbadas, H. , Seymour, J. and Narayanasamy, A. (2014) Principles of Spiritual Care in End-Of-Life Care in India: A Historical-Cultural Investigation. In: 10th Palliative Care Congress, Harrogate, UK, 12-14 March 2014, (doi:10.1136/bmjspcare-2014-000654.48)

Inbadas, H. (2013) Ethical Issues in Palliative Care: Advance Directives - Are They Feasible in Developing Countries? [Invited Talk]. In: 20th International Conference of Indian Association of Palliative Care, Bengaluru, India, 8-10 Feb 2013,

Inbadas, H. (2013) Facing the Challenges of Spiritual Care in Indian Palliative Care. In: 20th International Conference of Indian Association of Palliative Care, Bengaluru, India, 8-10 Feb 2013,

Inbadas, H. (2007) Principles of Palliative Care in Deaddiction Programmes [Invited Talk]. In: 11th National Conference of Christian Agencies to Combat Substance Abuse Network, Christian Medical Association of India, Kolkata, India, 27 Apr 2007,

Alexander, J., Inbadas, H. and Braganza, D. (2005) Perceptions on Truth Telling in Palliative Care. In: 1st National Bioethics Conference, Mumbai, India, 25-27 Nov 2005,

This list was generated on Sat Jun 24 19:41:25 2017 BST.