Some Example Publications - Links & Download Files

For the most recent general update of the project - see the 2012/13 Annual Report

  1. 1.Reilly D. The Healing Shift Enquiry – creating  a shift in healthcare. Journal of Holistic Healthcare. 2013;10(1):9-14.

  1. 2.   Reilly D. We need a new vision to meet the new  challenges of our times. Journal of Holistic Healthcare. 2013;10(1):4.

3.    David Reilly AB, Charles Clark, Cath Krawczyk, Andrew Lyon, Patrick Quinn, Fiona Smith. Water from TheWEL:  The Healing Shift Enquiry - Seeding a Shift towards a Health Culture in an Ill(ness) Environment. Initial Learning from a StaffWEL - Wellness Enhancement Learning  - Programme.  The Scottish School of Primary Care 2013 Annual Conference: Environmental Influences on Health 25th & 26th April 2013; Centre for Health Science, Inverness.: The Scottish School of Primary Care; 2013. p. 52-3. 

  1. 4.Andy Bradley David Reilly. Compassionate care needs radical thinking. Journal of Holistic Healthcare. 2013;9(3):30-32  and Audrey Banks and David Peters  Spirituality as self-care in medical practice. Journal of Holistic Healthcare. 2013;9(3):19-21

5.Hanlon P, Carlisle S, Lyon A, Hannah M, Reilly D. The Dis-eases of modernity. Glasgow: Department of Public Health, The University of Glasgow; 2012 [cited 2012]; Available from:

6.Hanlon P, Carlisle S, Lyon A, Hannah M, Reilly D. Modernity is not sustainable. Glasgow: Department of Public Health, The University of Glasgow; 2012 [cited 2012]; Available from:

7.Hanlon P, Carlisle S, Lyon A, Hannah M, Reilly D. How modernity improved health Glasgow: Department of Public Health, The University of Glasgow; 2012 [cited 2012]; Available from:

8.Hanlon P, Carlisle S, Lyon A, Hannah M, Reilly D. The ‘isms’ of modernity. Glasgow: Department of Public Health, The University of Glasgow; 2012 [cited 2012]; Available from:

9.Hanlon P, Carlisle S, Hannah M, Lyon A, Reilly D. A perspective on the future public health: an integrative and ecological framework. Perspectives in Public Health. 2012.

10.Carlisle. S, Hanlon. P, Reilly. D, Lyon. A, Henderson. G. Is ‘Modern Culture’ Bad for Our Wellbeing? Views from ‘elite’ and ‘excluded’ Scotland. . In: Sarah Atkinson SF, Joe Painter. , editor. Wellbeing and Place. UK: Ashgate; 2012.

  1. 11.Hanlon P, Carlisle S, Hannah M, Lyon A, Reilly D. Learning our way into the future public health: a proposition. Journal of Public Health. 2011;33(3):335-42.

  2. 12.  Scotland NES NHS Education. Education initiative to support communication and human relationships in healthcare (Long Term Conditions and Palliative Care)  NES collective learning and project summaries 2009/10. 2010:13, 6.

14.Reilly D. Human Care Transitions in Long term Conditions:   Reflections on Setting the Conditions of Purpose-Vision -Relationship - Enablement-Journey.  2010 International Conference on Support for Self Management of Health; 11-13 May, 2010; Stirling, Scotland.2010.

15.Reilly D. Sindrome della fatica cronica: il progetto WEL. .  V Convegno Triennale SIOMI - "Ripensare la cura"; 13-14 March 2010; Florence, Italy. Florence.: SIOMI; 2010. p. 68-9.

16.Hanlon P CS, Reilly D, Lyon A, Hannah M. Enabling well-being in a time of radical change: Integrative public health for the 21st century. Public Health. 2010;124(305-312).

17.Hanlon P, Carlisle S, Lyon A, Reilly D, McCartney G, Henderson G, et al.  What's next for the health of society?  AfterNow. Glasgow: Department of Public Health, The University of Glasgow; 2010 [cited 2010]; Available from:

  1. 18.Higgins M, Reilly D, Mercer S, Hopkins D. Evaluation Report of the Pilot Phases of The Wellness Enhancement Learning Programme for Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome CFS-ME. 2009. Available here

19.   Dr Sandra Carlisle, Professor Phil Hanlon, Dr Andrew Lyon, Dr David Reilly, Dr Margaret Hannah, Professor Carol Tannahill, et al. Navigating the 21st century: lessons in wellbeing from learning journeys across Scotland.  Scottish Annual Public Health Conference,  “Public Health in a Change of Age” 12-13 November 2009; Peebles Hydro2009.

  1. 20.Thompson EA, Mathie RT, Baitson ES, Barron SJ, Berkovitz SR, Brands M, et al. Towards standard setting for patient-reported outcomes in the NHS homeopathic hospitals. Homeopathy. 2008;97(3):114-21. Epub 2008/07/29.

  2. 21.Reilly D. The Therapeutic Encounter - a personal view. In: Kayne SB, editor. Homeopathic Practice. London: Pharmaceutical Press; 2008. p. 99-128.

  3. 22.Contribution to:  Douglas-Scott S, A D, al. e. Gaun Yersel: The Self Management Strategy for Long Term Conditions in Scotland. In: The Long Term Condition Alliance Scotland L, editor.: The Scottish Government Publications; 2008.

  4. 25.Reilly D, Mercer SW, Bikker AP, Harrison T. Outcome related to impact on daily living: preliminary validation of the ORIDL instrument. BMC Health Serv Res. 2007;7:139. Epub 2007/09/04.

  5. 26.Collins S, Britten N, Ruusuvuori J, Thompson A. (Dr Reilly's  contribution was through studied consultations). In: Collins S, Britten N, Ruusuvuori J, Thompson A, editors. Patient Participation in Health Care Consultations Qualitative perspectives. Berkshire, England.: McGraw-Hill Open University Press.; 2007.

28   Reilly D. Integrative Medicine: The Common Ground? In: Cuellar NG, editor. Conversations in Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Boston, Toronto, London, Singapore: Jones and Bartlett  Publishers; 2006. p. 257-67.

32.  Reilly D, Wright S.  Reflections on Spirituality and Health. London: Whurr; 2005.


BMJ Editorial: Enhancing Human Healing.
Calls for a direct study of human healing responses.
BMJ 2001;322:120-121  BMJ article.

  1. Bullet  Holism in primary care: The views of Scotland's general practitioners .
    A major survey of GPs views on the state of the art of holism.
    Primary Health Care Research and Development 2005; 6: 320-328.

  2. Bullet   Length of consultations. Time and stress are limiting holistic care in Scotland.
    Mercer SW, Hasegawa H, Reilly D, Bikker AP.BMJ 2002 Nov 23;325(7374). BMJ article.

  3. Bullet The importance of empathy in the enablement of patients attending the Glasgow Homoeopathic Hospital.
    Mercer SW, Reilly D, Watt GC. Br J Gen Pract 2002 Nov;52(484):901-5. View article.

  4. Bullet   Empathy is important for enablement.
    First report from a pilot study of outpatients attending the Glasgow Homoeopathic Hospital. Using Howie's Patient Enablement Scale demonstrated significant positive impact in a sample of 200 consultations before any medicines had been used. There was no instance of enablement in the absence of empathy.
    Mercer, S. W, Watt, G. C M, Reilly, D. BMJ 2001; 322:865 BMJ article.

  5. Bullet Inside the Consultation - a Qualitative Study
    A qualitative study of patient's views on the consultation at the Glasgow Homoeopathic Hospital, an NHS integrative complementary and orthodox medical care unit.  Mercer, S. W. and D. Reilly Patient Educ Couns. 2004; 53(1): 13-8.

  6. BulletThe 5th Wave - a Discussion on the Future of Health.
    The one to one encounter interacts with the big picture of the next wave of public health. From the Scottish Council Foundation and HNS Scotland.  View article.

  7. BulletNew Models of Healing.
    A brief comment on the emergence of Integrated and Integrative care.
    Reilly, D. PostScript Issue 28 July 2005 pages 1 and 4. View article

  8. BulletFalling through the holes in wholism. Contribution to debate sparked by excellent article: Bass C, May S. ABC of psychological medicine: Chronic multiple functional somatic symptoms.
    Reilly, D. BMJ 2002; 325:  323-6. BMJ article.

  9. BulletPsychiatry's Part in The Fragmented Art of Human Healing.
    The Royal College Of Psychiatrists Spirituality & Psychiatry Special Interest Group. Reilly D. Newsletter No. 9, August 2002 p4-8. Fascinating articles in general.  ViewArticle 

  10. BulletHUMAN HEALING: Perspectives, Alternatives and Controversies.
    A report written by the participants on a Pilot of a Special Study Module for 3rd year undergraduate medical students at Glasgow University.

  11. BulletConsultations at GHH.
    A pilot qualitative study and commentary on some therapeutic consultations -  report from from Zelda diBlasi and Jos Kliejnen.

  12. BulletEnablement - a preliminary report.
    From the project lead by Stewart Mercer with David Reilly and contributions from Graham Watt - evaluation of the quality of consultations and what determines it using a mixture of quantitative and qualitative methods.

  13. Bullet   A pilot prospective study on the consultation and relational empathy, patient enablement, and health changes over 12 months in patients going to the Glasgow Homoeopathic Hospital
    Bikker A, Mercer S, Reilly D.. J Altern Complement Med. 2005;11(4):591 - 600.

  Placebos in medicine
            Comments prompted by the Lewith et al BMJ 2002 trial:

  1. Bullet1.When is useful improvement a waste of time? Double positive paradox of negative trials.
    BMJ 2002;325:41. In 'negative' RCTs did both groups work, or neither? BMJ article.

  2. Bullet2.A pilot design of diluted power. It might prove effectiveness, but it does not disprove efficacy.
    Reilly D. BMJ 2 March 2002 Responses for Lewith el at 324 (7336). A pilot design of diluted power. It might prove effectiveness, but it does not disprove efficacy. 2 March 2002. BMJ article.

  1. Bullet       Di Blasi, Z., and D. Reilly. "Placebos in Medicine: Medical Paradoxes Need Disentangling." [In eng]. BMJ 330, no. 7481 (Jan 1 2005): 45.


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