Compassionate Communities UK Wales

Compassionate Communities UK Wales In 2017 a pilot project was undertaken in Wales. The Royal College of General Practitioners and Marie Curie who had been working together for over four years to support the critical role of general practice in its focus on serious illness and end of life care joined forces with Byw Nawr (LiveContinue reading “Compassionate Communities UK Wales”

Survival of the Kindest: Sue Merriman – We Need to do Something

Sue Merriman – We Need to do Something It was getting hard on everybody. We were getting calls from around the country, from Skegness calling us and saying my mum lives in Brereton and she hasn’t answered the phone. We’re really worried. Can you go and check? This week Julian talks to the extraordinary SueContinue reading “Survival of the Kindest: Sue Merriman – We Need to do Something”

Survival of the Kindest: Dr Libby Sallnow – How to Shift the Power

Survival of the Kindest: Dr Libby Sallnow – How to Shift the Power Libby’s career has been extraordinary from the start – she cut her teeth on a remarkable project in Kerala run by Dr Suresh Kumar. While in Kerala Libby joined forces with Suresh and friend of the podcast Allan Kellehear to create theContinue reading “Survival of the Kindest: Dr Libby Sallnow – How to Shift the Power”

Survival of the Kindest: Allan Kellehear

Survival of the Kindest: Allan Kellehear Our first podcast starts with Professor Allan Kellehear, the founding father of public health palliative care. His background is in social science and public health and he became the first non clinical palliative care professor at La Trobe University in 1998. Applying the principles found in public health, particularlyContinue reading “Survival of the Kindest: Allan Kellehear”

What are Compassionate Communities by Julian Abel

Naturally occurring supportive networks.  Perhaps the easiest way to conceptualise compassionate communities is to think about them in terms of two major components. The first is the naturally occurring supportive network that surround all of us. If we think about the people who are really close to us, we might count up anywhere between twoContinue reading “What are Compassionate Communities by Julian Abel”