S A Murray

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Affiliation: University of Edinburgh
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Internationally, it is time to bridge the gap between primary and secondary healthcare services for the dying
    Scott A Murray
    St Columba s Hospice Chair of Primary Palliative Care Primary Palliative Care Research Group, Division of Community Health Sciences General Practice, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 37:142-4. 2008
  2. pmc An embedded longitudinal multi-faceted qualitative evaluation of a complex cluster randomized controlled trial aiming to reduce clinically important errors in medicines management in general practice
    Kathrin M Cresswell
    Ehealth Research Group, Centre for Population Health Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    Trials 13:78. 2012
  3. pmc Evaluating complex interventions in end of life care: the MORECare statement on good practice generated by a synthesis of transparent expert consultations and systematic reviews
    Irene J Higginson
    King s College London, Cicely Saunders Institute, Department of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, Bessmer Road, Denmark Hill, London SE5 9PJ, UK
    BMC Med 11:111. 2013
  4. pmc Protocol for the PINCER trial: a cluster randomised trial comparing the effectiveness of a pharmacist-led IT-based intervention with simple feedback in reducing rates of clinically important errors in medicines management in general practices
    Anthony J Avery
    Division of Primary Care, The Medical School, Queen s Medical Centre, Nottingham, NG7 2UH, UK
    Trials 10:28. 2009
  5. pmc Using consecutive Rapid Participatory Appraisal studies to assess, facilitate and evaluate health and social change in community settings
    Colin S Brown
    Primary Palliative Care Research Group, Division of Community Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, EH8 9DX, UK
    BMC Public Health 6:68. 2006
  6. pmc Palliative care making a difference in rural Uganda, Kenya and Malawi: three rapid evaluation field studies
    Liz Grant
    Primary Palliative Care Research Group, Centre for Population Health Sciences General Practice Section, The University of Edinburgh, Medical School, Teviot Place, Edinburgh EH8 9AG, UK
    BMC Palliat Care 10:8. 2011
  7. pmc A Phase II randomised controlled trial assessing the feasibility, acceptability and potential effectiveness of dignity therapy for older people in care homes: study protocol
    Sue Hall
    Department of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, King s College London, Weston Education Centre, London, UK
    BMC Geriatr 9:9. 2009
  8. pmc Palliative care in urgent need of recognition and development in general practice: the example of Germany
    Nils Schneider
    Institute of Epidemiology, Social Medicine and Health System Research, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
    BMC Fam Pract 11:66. 2010
  9. pmc Palliative Care Beyond Cancer: Care for all at the end of life
    Scott A Murray
    Primary Palliative Care Research Group, Division of Community Health Sciences General Practice Section, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9DX
    BMJ 336:958-9. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Patterns of social, psychological, and spiritual decline toward the end of life in lung cancer and heart failure
    Scott A Murray
    St Columba s Hospice, and Primary Palliative Care Research Group, Division of Community Health Sciences General Practice Section, University of Edinburgh, 20 West Richmond Street, Edinburgh, UK
    J Pain Symptom Manage 34:393-402. 2007

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  1. ncbi request reprint Internationally, it is time to bridge the gap between primary and secondary healthcare services for the dying
    Scott A Murray
    St Columba s Hospice Chair of Primary Palliative Care Primary Palliative Care Research Group, Division of Community Health Sciences General Practice, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 37:142-4. 2008
    ....
  2. pmc An embedded longitudinal multi-faceted qualitative evaluation of a complex cluster randomized controlled trial aiming to reduce clinically important errors in medicines management in general practice
    Kathrin M Cresswell
    Ehealth Research Group, Centre for Population Health Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    Trials 13:78. 2012
    ....
  3. pmc Evaluating complex interventions in end of life care: the MORECare statement on good practice generated by a synthesis of transparent expert consultations and systematic reviews
    Irene J Higginson
    King s College London, Cicely Saunders Institute, Department of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, Bessmer Road, Denmark Hill, London SE5 9PJ, UK
    BMC Med 11:111. 2013
    ..It is hampered by research that is difficult to conduct with no common standards. We aimed to develop evidence-based guidance on the best methods for the design and conduct of research on EoLC to further knowledge in the field...
  4. pmc Protocol for the PINCER trial: a cluster randomised trial comparing the effectiveness of a pharmacist-led IT-based intervention with simple feedback in reducing rates of clinically important errors in medicines management in general practices
    Anthony J Avery
    Division of Primary Care, The Medical School, Queen s Medical Centre, Nottingham, NG7 2UH, UK
    Trials 10:28. 2009
    ....
  5. pmc Using consecutive Rapid Participatory Appraisal studies to assess, facilitate and evaluate health and social change in community settings
    Colin S Brown
    Primary Palliative Care Research Group, Division of Community Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, EH8 9DX, UK
    BMC Public Health 6:68. 2006
    ....
  6. pmc Palliative care making a difference in rural Uganda, Kenya and Malawi: three rapid evaluation field studies
    Liz Grant
    Primary Palliative Care Research Group, Centre for Population Health Sciences General Practice Section, The University of Edinburgh, Medical School, Teviot Place, Edinburgh EH8 9AG, UK
    BMC Palliat Care 10:8. 2011
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  7. pmc A Phase II randomised controlled trial assessing the feasibility, acceptability and potential effectiveness of dignity therapy for older people in care homes: study protocol
    Sue Hall
    Department of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, King s College London, Weston Education Centre, London, UK
    BMC Geriatr 9:9. 2009
    ....
  8. pmc Palliative care in urgent need of recognition and development in general practice: the example of Germany
    Nils Schneider
    Institute of Epidemiology, Social Medicine and Health System Research, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
    BMC Fam Pract 11:66. 2010
    ..Using the German situation as an example, the main purpose of this paper is to argue that the emphasis on specialist palliative care services without a similar encouragement of primary palliative care will deliver a constrained service...
  9. pmc Palliative Care Beyond Cancer: Care for all at the end of life
    Scott A Murray
    Primary Palliative Care Research Group, Division of Community Health Sciences General Practice Section, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9DX
    BMJ 336:958-9. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Patterns of social, psychological, and spiritual decline toward the end of life in lung cancer and heart failure
    Scott A Murray
    St Columba s Hospice, and Primary Palliative Care Research Group, Division of Community Health Sciences General Practice Section, University of Edinburgh, 20 West Richmond Street, Edinburgh, UK
    J Pain Symptom Manage 34:393-402. 2007
    ..An appreciation of common patterns of social, psychological, and spiritual well-being may assist clinicians as they discuss the likely course of events with patients and carers and try to minimize distress as the disease progresses...
  11. ncbi request reprint Serial interviews for patients with progressive diseases
    Scott A Murray
    Primary Palliative Care Research Group, Division of Community Health Sciences General Practice Section, University of Edinburgh, EH8 9DX, UK
    Lancet 368:901-2. 2006
  12. pmc Dying of lung cancer or cardiac failure: prospective qualitative interview study of patients and their carers in the community
    Scott A Murray
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9DX, UK
    BMJ 325:929. 2002
    ..To compare the illness trajectories, needs, and service use of patients with cancer and those with advanced non-malignant disease...
  13. doi request reprint Implementing a service users' framework for cancer care in primary care: an action research study
    Scott A Murray
    Primary Palliative Care Research Group, School of Clinical Sciences and Community Health General Practice, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9DX, UK
    Fam Pract 25:78-85. 2008
    ..We previously facilitated the development of a service-user designed framework for providing proactive care for people with cancer in the community...
  14. pmc Dying from cancer in developed and developing countries: lessons from two qualitative interview studies of patients and their carers
    Scott A Murray
    Division of Community Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9DX
    BMJ 326:368. 2003
    ..To describe the experiences of illness and needs and use of services in two groups of patients with incurable cancer, one in a developed country and the other in a developing country...
  15. pmc General practitioners and their possible role in providing spiritual care: a qualitative study
    Scott A Murray
    Division of Community Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh
    Br J Gen Pract 53:957-9. 2003
    ..Most said that they had a role in providing spiritual care, but hesitated to raise spiritual issues with patients, mentioning lack of time, a feeling that they should wait for a cue, or being unprepared or unskilled...
  16. ncbi request reprint Exploring the spiritual needs of people dying of lung cancer or heart failure: a prospective qualitative interview study of patients and their carers
    Scott A Murray
    Division of Community Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    Palliat Med 18:39-45. 2004
    ....
  17. pmc Archetypal trajectories of social, psychological, and spiritual wellbeing and distress in family care givers of patients with lung cancer: secondary analysis of serial qualitative interviews
    Scott A Murray
    Primary Palliative Care Research Group, Centre for Population Health Sciences General Practice Section, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9DX
    BMJ 340:c2581. 2010
    ..To assess if family care givers of patients with lung cancer experience the patterns of social, psychological, and spiritual wellbeing and distress typical of the patient, from diagnosis to death...
  18. pmc Illness trajectories and palliative care
    Scott A Murray
    Division of Community Health Sciences, General Practice Section, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9DX
    BMJ 330:1007-11. 2005
  19. ncbi request reprint How do people with cancer wish to be cared for in primary care? Serial discussion groups of patients and carers
    Marilyn Kendall
    Division of Community Health Sciences General Practice Section, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9DX, UK
    Fam Pract 23:644-50. 2006
    ..In most economically developed countries, patients, their informal and professional carers and policy makers are calling for more care in the community...
  20. doi request reprint Making sure services deliver for people with advanced heart failure: a longitudinal qualitative study of patients, family carers, and health professionals
    Kirsty J Boyd
    Primary Palliative Care Research Group, Community Health Sciences General Practice, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH89DX, UK
    Palliat Med 23:767-76. 2009
    ..We conclude that patients with long-term conditions needing palliative care should be identified and managed using pragmatic criteria that include a proactive shift in care goals...
  21. ncbi request reprint It's time to develop primary care services for the dying
    Scott A Murray
    Primary Palliative Care Research Group, Division of Community Health Sciences General Practice, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    J Palliat Care 22:115-6. 2006
  22. doi request reprint Assessing and improving out-of-hours palliative care in a deprived community: a rapid appraisal study
    C J Y Fergus
    Primary Palliative Care Research Group, University of Edinburgh, UK
    Palliat Med 24:493-500. 2010
    ..The provision for certain complex patients to bypass NHS24 should be considered if routine care is not satisfactory...
  23. pmc How evidence based is the management of two common sports injuries in a sports injury clinic?
    I R Murray
    College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH16 4SB, Scotland, UK
    Br J Sports Med 39:912-6; discussion 916. 2005
    ....
  24. doi request reprint Factors facilitating and challenging access and adherence to antiretroviral therapy in a township in the Zambian Copperbelt: a qualitative study
    Elizabeth Grant
    Primary Palliative Care Research Group, Division of Community Health Sciences, General Practice Section, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    AIDS Care 20:1155-60. 2008
    ..The increase in the number of people who were expected to die but were now looking well also shifted community attitudes. HIV/AIDS is beginning to move from a hidden terminal disease to a chronic condition that is treatable...
  25. ncbi request reprint Living with advanced heart failure: a prospective, community based study of patients and their carers
    Kirsty J Boyd
    Division of Community Health Sciences, General Practice Section, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    Eur J Heart Fail 6:585-91. 2004
    ..Services for people with heart failure are under-developed. The perspectives of patients, their informal and professional carers should inform development of service models...
  26. pmc Key challenges and ways forward in researching the "good death": qualitative in-depth interview and focus group study
    Marilyn Kendall
    Primary Palliative Care Research Group, Division of Community Health Sciences General Practice Section, University of Edinburgh, EH8 9DX
    BMJ 334:521. 2007
    ..To understand key challenges in researching end of life issues and identify ways of overcoming these...
  27. ncbi request reprint Spiritual issues and needs: perspectives from patients with advanced cancer and nonmalignant disease. A qualitative study
    Elizabeth Grant
    Division of Community Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    Palliat Support Care 2:371-8. 2004
    ..Patients were also encouraged to explain in what ways their spiritual needs, if they had any, could be addressed...
  28. pmc Living and dying with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: multi-perspective longitudinal qualitative study
    Hilary Pinnock
    Centre for Population Health Sciences GP Section, University of Edinburgh, UK
    BMJ 342:d142. 2011
    ..To understand the perspectives of people with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) as their illness progresses, and of their informal and professional carers, to inform provision of care for people living and dying with COPD...
  29. pmc Advance care planning for cancer patients in primary care: a feasibility study
    Kirsty Boyd
    Primary Palliative Care Research Group, Edinburgh
    Br J Gen Pract 60:e449-58. 2010
    ..Advance care planning is being promoted as a central component of end-of-life policies in many developed countries, but there is concern that professionals find its implementation challenging...
  30. ncbi request reprint Palliative care for people with COPD: we need to meet the challenge
    Scott A Murray
    Division of Community Health Sciences GP section, University of Edinburgh, 20, West Richmond St, Edinburgh, UK
    Prim Care Respir J 15:362-4. 2006
    ..In this Discussion paper we highlight this challenge, and offer some practical strategies to help clinicians recognise these patients...
  31. ncbi request reprint Primary palliative care: the potential of primary care physicians as providers of palliative care in the community in the Eastern Mediterranean region
    S A Murray
    Primary Palliative Care Research Group, Centre for Population Health Sciences, College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
    East Mediterr Health J 18:178-83. 2012
    ....
  32. doi request reprint The integrated implementation of two end-of-life care tools in nursing care homes in the UK: an in-depth evaluation
    J Hockley
    Primary Palliative Care Research Group, Division of Community Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, UK
    Palliat Med 24:828-38. 2010
    ..Further work is needed to assess the optimum input required for successful implementation...
  33. doi request reprint Voluntary counselling and testing for HIV in a Zambian mining community: serial interviews with people testing negative
    Janet Sikasote
    Konkola Copper Mines, Medical Department, Community Medicine Section, Chingola, Zambia
    Sex Transm Infect 87:433-8. 2011
    ..To understand the influence of voluntary counselling and testing (VCT) and an HIV-negative result on subsequent sexual behaviour; and to identify the specific felt needs of those testing negative...
  34. ncbi request reprint A good death in rural Kenya? Listening to Meru patients and their families talk about care needs at the end of life
    Elizabeth Grant
    Chogoria Hospital, Chogoria, Meru, Kenya
    J Palliat Care 19:159-67. 2003
    ..Accessible pain relief, affordable clinic or inpatient care when required, and help to cope with the burden of care were among the key needs of patients. Until these are available, many will not die well...
  35. pmc Improving generalist end of life care: national consultation with practitioners, commissioners, academics, and service user groups
    Cathy Shipman
    King s College London, Department of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, Weston Education Centre, London SE5 9RJ
    BMJ 337:a1720. 2008
    ..To identify major concerns of national and local importance in the provision, commissioning, research, and use of generalist end of life care...
  36. pmc Developing primary palliative care
    Scott A Murray
    BMJ 329:1056-7. 2004
  37. pmc Developing primary palliative care: primary palliative care services must be better funded by both day and night
    Scott A Murray
    BMJ 330:671. 2005
  38. pmc Palliative care in chronic illness
    Scott A Murray
    BMJ 330:611-2. 2005
  39. pmc Access to psychological and psychiatric services needs to be improved for the dying
    Scott A Murray
    J R Soc Med 99:601. 2006
  40. pmc Advance care planning in primary care
    Scott A Murray
    BMJ 333:868-9. 2006
  41. pmc Health in Africa: time to wake up to cancer's toll
    Scott A Murray
    BMJ 331:904. 2005
  42. pmc Continuous deep sedation in patients nearing death
    Scott A Murray
    BMJ 336:781-2. 2008