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Employment History

Medical Director

Northern Ireland Hospice

Series Editor

Oxford University Press Inc

Visiting Professor In Palliative Care

Ulster University

Medical Director

NI Children's Hospice



Full Time Director

Scripture Union


Special Advisor
Hospice Friendly Hospitals

Clinical Advisor
GSF Programme

Research Fellow
Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

Honorary Consultant In Palliative Medicine
Princess Alice Hospice


Palliative Medicine

University of Ulster Honorary Consultant



Theology and Medicine

Edinburgh University

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Prof. Max Watson

Medical Director, NI Hospice
Max Watson trained in theology, medicine, and general practice. He is currently visiting Professor in Palliative Care at the University of Ulster, Jordanstown, Medical Director at the Northern Ireland Hospice, Belfast and Honorary Consultant in Palliative Medicine at the Princess Alice Hospice, in Surrey. Max is the chair of the RCGP (NI) end of life group. He is author of the Oxford Handbook of Palliative Care, Oxford Core text Oncology, The Oxford GP Library Pain and Palliation, and Cancer Care. He is editor of the Palliative Adult Network Guidelines and is series editor of the Oxford Specialist End of Life Handbooks. Max is the originator of the European Certificate in Essential Palliative Care course which has trained over 8,000 Doctors and Nurses since it began in 2001 in the UK, Nepal, India, and Kyrgyzstan.

Our People | NI Hospice - specialist care to children, young people and adults with life-limiting illness [cached]

Professor Max Watson

Director of Children's & Young People's Services

Projects and Publications | NI Hospice - specialist care to children, young people and adults with life-limiting illness [cached]

Ward, S; Watson, M and White, C. (2015) Patients' own drugs and bedside lockers: can they be of benefit in hospices? European Journal of Palliative Care, 22 (1), p10-13.

Ward, S and Watson, M (2013). Essential features of e-prescribing in hospices: the views of end-users. European Journal of Palliative Care, 20 (6) p283-285
Haughey, C., Watson, M., White, C (2012) Use of methodone as a coanalgesic. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 43 (4), e5-e6 April 2012
Cahill, S., Stevenson, D. and Watson, M. (March 2012) Quality standards for end-of-life care in care homes in Ireland. Quality in Ageing and Older Adults
Watson, M., Swallow, L. and Kumar, S. (March 2012) The path to developing united care services in India. European Journal of Palliative Care, Vol 19: 2
McPherson, M. and Watson, M. (Jan 2012) Opt in or out. Rapid Response in British Medical Journal.
Watson, M (2010) Changing Emphasis in Palliative Care British Journal of Hospital Medicine, 71 (1). pp. 6-7.
Spence, A, Hasson, F, Waldron, M, Kernohan, G, McLaughlin, D, Watson, B, Cochrane, B and Marley, A-M (2009)Professionals delivering palliative care to people with COPD: qualitative study. Palliative Medicine, 23 (2). pp. 126-131.
Watson, M., A. McPherson, et al. (2009).
Coulter, S., Watson, M., Drake, A., Fenton, A., McLoughlin, C. (2008) Oncology Emergencies. Innovait , 1 (2), 1-8
Hasson, F., Kernohan, G, Waldron, M., Whittaker, E. & McLaughlin, D. (2008). The palliative care link nurse role in nursing homes: Barriers and facilitators. Journal of Advanced Nursing 64(3), 233-242.
Hasson, F., Spence, A., Waldron, M., Kernohan, G., McLaughlin, D., Watson, B. & Cochrane, B. (2008).
Spence, A., Hasson, F., Waldron, M., Kernohan, G., McLaughlin, D., Cochrane, B. & Watson, B. (2008) Active carters: living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. International Journal of Palliative Nursing 14(8), 368-372.
Watson, M., Simon, C (2008) The last 48 hours. InnovAiT 1 (4), 267-273
Watson, M (2008) Prevention of cancer InnovAitT 0 (0), 1-10.
Watson, M (2008) Assessment of suspected cancer. InnovAiT 1 (2), 94-107
Watson, M. Oncology and Palliative Care Chapter, Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine. Due for publication 2012
McLaughlin, D -Contributor to Watson, M., Lucas, C., Hoy, A and Wells, J (2009) Oxford Handbook of Palliative Care 2nded.
O'Reilly, K, Watson, M and Simon, C (2010) Oxford General Practice Library - Pain and Palliation.
Payne, C and Watson, M. (2010) Nutrition at the end of life. Cancer Nutrition, London: Elsevier.
Book Series Editor Max Watson
Johnston M, Hogg J, Beattie J.(2012) Heart Failure.
McLoughlin, K.; Rhatigan, J., McGilloway, S.; Kellehear, A.; Lucey, M.; Twomey, F.; Conroy, M.; Herrera-Molina, E.; Kumar, S.; Furlong, M; Callinan, J.; Watson, M.; Currow, D. and Bailey C. INSPIRE STUDY: INvestigating Social and PractIcal suppoRts at the End of life.
Kernohan, W.G.; Waldron, M., Hasson, F.; Watson, B. McAfee, C.; Craig, B.; Ballantine, J., McPolin, H.; McVeigh, C.; Whittaker, E.; McLaughlin, D.; and Foster, S. (2015) The Value of Small Scale Evaluation Projects in Clinical Practice Development. IAPC Education and Research Seminar, February 2015
Watson, M Cancer Rehabilitation. Community or gym based. EAPC Congress Gateshead March 2012
Watson, M Ultrasound in Hospice. EAPC NorwayTrondheim, Norway.
McMullan, D., White, C., Watson, M., Cochrane, B. Is having an ultrasound service in Specialist Palliative Care Units useful? EAPC Research Forum, Trondeim, Norway 29th-31st May 2008. Published Abstract Palliative Medicine 22 (4), 450: June 2008
Cahill, S., Doran, D. and Watson, M. (March 2012) Guidelines for Nursing Homes Delivering End-of-Life Care to Residents with Dementia across the Island of Ireland. Alzheimer's Disease International Conference. London
Watson, M (2011). Focused abdominal ultrasound in palliative care (FASP) at the Oxford & Newcastle Advanced Pain & Symptom Management Conference.
Watson, M and Lucas, C. (2011).
Watson, M. (2011). Spirituality at the end of life.
Watson, M. (2011) Models for comparing palliative care across the world. Mailman Institute of International Public Health, Columbia University, New York.
Watson, M. (2011) Sedation at the end of life. Royal Society of Medicine meeting Scarborough.
Watson, M, End of life care in respiratory disease.
Spence, A., Waldron, M., Kernohan, G., Hasson, F., Watson, B., Cochrane, B. & McLaughlin, D. (2008). Health professionals' views of palliative care provision for patients with advanced COPD. The 2008 International Nursing research Conference Tuesday 8th-Friday 11th April, Liverpool England

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Prof Max Watson , Consultant/Professor in Palliative Care, Acting Director of Medical & Care Services

Max Watson is a visiting professor at the University of Ulster, a Consultant at the Northern Ireland Hospice and an honorary consultant at the Princess Alice Hospice. He chairs the RCGP End of Life Care Committee and is a clinical advisor to the Gold Standards Framework programme in the UK. He has authored many books including the 'Oxford Handbook of Palliative Care' and is series editor of the Oxford specialist end of life handbooks. Max's research interests include cancer related fatigue and cachexia, end of life care for people with dementia, generalist palliative care education, and improving palliative care in resource limited settings. He is the originator of the European Certificate in Essential Palliative Care that has trained over 5,000 Doctors and Nurses worldwide.

Focused Abdominal Ultrasound in Palliative Care (FASP) | NI Hospice - specialist care to children, young people and adults with life-limiting illness [cached]

Speaker: Prof Max Watson, Director of Medical & Care Services, Northern Ireland Hospice

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