Primary Palliative Care Research Group

General resources

Selected videos and websites of interest from our team and others.


Palliative care from diagnosis to death - 4 minute video

Professor Scott Murray presents a rationale for early palliative care based on the contrasting multidimensional trajectories of well-being that people have in their last years of life.

Facebook as posted by BMJ

YouTube Video

Palliative care in Africa - 4 minute video

Professor Scott Murray discusses the challenges of providing end of life care in Africa.

YouTube Video

1 minute videos

Professor Scott Murray and others explain the focus of their research in 1 minutes videos.

'Research in a nutshell' site with 1 minute videos from the Centre for Population Health Sciences at the University of Edinburgh.

When I die: lessons from the death zone

YouTube video

20 takes on death and dying

20 comments from people throughout Scotland in 2011 - a hospice activist talks about one of the "life before death" short videos

YouTube video

Life before death: the D word

YouTube video

EAPC Award 2013

Derek Doyle receives the EAPC award 2013 - and discusses palliative care in the past, present and future

YouTube video

"A Good Death"

A moving account of the experiences of Martin, a patient with end-stage emphysema during the final months of his life. It embraces the struggle which the patient and his family faced, and gives piognant context to the issues of palliative treatments for chronic respiratory failure, advanced care planning, and hospice care. It explores the fears and frustrations of an individual and his family, as they face an imminent death, and deals with some of the medical challenges which modern health care services face in making death "good" rather than "bad".

Video in English

Video with Spanish subtitles


Useful websites

International Primary Palliative Care Network
Sign up to join the network - IPPCN website
Dying Matters
English campaign to promote the discussion of death and dying in the community - Dying Matters website
Living and dying well
Scottish campaign to promote the discussion of death and dying in the community - Scottish Government Living and Dying Well website
Together for Short Lives
Explore issues around children's palliative care through the Together for Short Lives website
Sign up to receive the online newsletter from World Hospice and Palliative Care Online by emailing
New in October 2012, ehospice is a free website and app that brings you real time international news and intelligence on hospice, palliative and end of life care - delivered by regional and national hospice and palliative care organisations worldwide. See
World Palliative Care Alliance
Look at the resources on the Worldwide Palliative Care Alliance website.
International Observatory on End of Life Care
Explore the global development section of the International Observatory on End of Life Care website; a wealth of information.
Explore the International Children's Palliative Care Network and consider becoming a member.
Volunteer Organisations
Check out opportunities with volunteer organisations such as Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) and Healthserve (or via the Christian Medical Fellowship website)
Asia Pacific Hospice Association
Explore the Asia Pacific Hospice Association website.
Hoping, Coping and Talking About Planning Ahead Just in Case by Kirsty Boyd

Blog post on GMC