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Northern Ireland Hospice

Adult Hospice Services Somerton House 74 Somerton Road

Belfast, Belfast BT15 3LH

United Kingdom

Company Description

We offer high quality care and support to children and young people with life-limiting conditions and their parents and carers. We tailor our service to the needs of each individual. We aim to meet emotional, social and spiritual needs as well as physical ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Series Editor

Oxford University Press Inc

Medical Director

NI Children's Hospice

Creator

Certificate

Full Time Director

Scripture Union

Affiliations

Honorary Consultant In Palliative Medicine
Princess Alice Hospice

Special Advisor
Hospice Friendly Hospitals

Clinical Advisor
GSF Programme

Research Fellow
Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

Education

Palliative Medicine

University of Ulster Honorary Consultant

MD

degrees

Theology and Medicine

Edinburgh University

Web References (55 Total References)


Prof. Max ...

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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

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Professor Max Watson

Director of Children's & Young People's Services


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

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


Education and Research Team | NI Hospice - specialist care to children, young people and adults with life-limiting illness

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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.


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Max Watson: Oxford Handbook of Palliative Care (2005)

Max Watson completed degrees in Theology and Medicine at Edinburgh University before undertaking General Practice training in Northern Ireland. As a junior hospital Doctor he became a devotee of the Oxford Handbook series as a practical help and support through the loneliness of many an on-call night. Interest in medical literature which is concise, accurate and practical has become something of a life obsession! Married to a GP Max and his wife spent the next eight years in semi-rural Nepal where they worked in a busy general hospital at Tansen, 200 miles west of Kathmandu. They were involved in establishing Tansen as a GP training centre and developed protocols, guidelines and handbooks for rural GPs modelled on the Oxford handbook series. Returning to the UK in the late nineties Max took up a career in Palliative Care, with SPR training in both London and Belfast. During this training period he developed the eight week Certificate in Essential Palliative Care at The Princess Alice Hospice, and the guidelines for two London cancer networks. He is currently involved in research in cancer cachexia at the Belfast City Hospital and is a Locum Consultant at the Northern Ireland Hospice.

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