Resources: Challenges in palliative care

With 2017 marking the 50th anniversary of the hospice movement, we review the challenges of palliative care, and how society, care services, the public and professionals will all need to work differently to ensure that people die well in the future. 

This resource page provides valuable material on bringing together creative and innovative approaches to today’s palliative challenges, and re-ignites the pioneering ethos of the hospice movement.

Lectures and key references also focus on the concept of ‘design thinking’ in healthcare issues and how one can encourage the development of new collaborative solutions in palliative care.

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lectures

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Mr Ivor Williams, Doteveryone Project,  Senior Design Associate at Helix Centre.

Date: 12th May 2017
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Dr BJ Miller - Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

Date: 12th May 2017
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Dr Columba Quigley - Managing Editor, Medikidz.

Date: 12th May 2017
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28:13

Dr Martin Wilson, Consultant Geriatrician, Inverness.

Date: 12th May 2017
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Mr Jake Garber, Service Designer, The Innovation Unit.

Date: 12th May 2017
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interviews and other videos

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Mr Ivor Williams, Doteveryone Project,  Senior Design Associate at Helix Centre.

Date: 5th June 2017
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06:47

Dr Columba Quigley - Managing Editor, Medikidz.

Date: 5th June 2017
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Mr Jake Garber, Service Designer, The Innovation Unit.

Date: 5th June 2017
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Dr Martin Wilson, Consultant Geriatrician, Inverness.

Date: 5th June 2017
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Dr BJ Miller - Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, in conversation with Dr Sam Guglani, Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Cheltenham and Curator and Director of Medicine Unboxed

Date: 19th June 2017
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key references

All the references listed below are available in the RSM Library collection and can be accessed via the RSM’s e-resources area. 

Clark, D. 2016. To comfort always: a history of palliative care since the nineteenth century. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Saunders, C. M. 1984. The management of terminal malignant disease. 2nd ed. London: Edward Arnold. 

external references

The following references are not available in the RSM Library; however, they can be accessed online via external websites.

Miller, B. J. 2015. What really matters at the end of life: a talk presented at an official TED conference. Online at: https://www.ted.com/talks/bj_miller_what_really_matters_at_the_end_of_life

Leadbeater, C., and Garber, J. 2010. Dying for change. London: Demos. Online at: https://www.demos.co.uk/project/dying-for-change

Innovation Unit. Creating new solutions for end of life care: better endings with Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Charity, London, UK. Online at: http://www.innovationunit.org/projects/better-endings

Ambitions for palliative and end of life care: A national framework for local action 2015-2020. Ambitions for Palliative and End of Life Care. Online at: http://endoflifecareambitions.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Ambitions-for-Palliative-and-End-of-Life-Care.pdf