Palliative Care

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The following are some examples of research projects which have been undertaken recently in Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services, or are currently in progress:

  • Bates, U (2014), Becoming aware: a mixed methods study of palliative care patients’ experience of an individual mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) programme
  • Clancy, L (2015), Resilience: A qualitative study describing how community palliative care nurses experience resilience in their work
  • Hayden, D (2013), Understanding palliative care patients’ spiritual needs within an Irish hospice
  • Hayden, D & Bates, U (2012): Evaluation of the Sacred Art of Living and Dying education programme
  • Hollingsworth, C (2010): An exploration of health care assistants’ experience in providing end-of-life care to individuals with life-limiting illnesses and their families in specialist palliative care services
  • Lester, L (2014): Subcutaneous medication administration via syringe pump: a prospective anonymous survey
  • Lester, L (2013): Opioids in cancer pain
  • Lorton, C (2015), High CPR as a Predictor of Specialist Palliative Care Needs: a Pilot Study
  • Moran, D (2015), An exploration of how occupational therapists evaluate their practice in specialist palliative care units
  • McCullagh, V (2015), Nurses’ experiences of caring for patients with motor neurone disease in a specialist palliative care inpatient unit
  • McLoughlin, K (2015), Investigations and Therapeutic Interventions in a Specialist Palliative Care Unit: A Retrospective Cohort Study
  • O’Connor, B (2014), Cancer malnutrition: bioelectrical impedance and body composition
  • O’Connor, B (2013): Connected health: the role of modern information technology in the clinical assessment of advanced cancer
  • O’Flanagan, S & Bates, U (2011): A mindfulness-based cognitive therapy intervention for prolonged grief disorder: a pilot study
  • Rabbitte, M & Bates, U (2013): A qualitative study of psychological/psychotherapeutic approaches for Motor Neurone Disease
  • Stack, M (2015), A pharmacist let falls prevention focused medication review in a specialist palliative care inpatient service
  • Stone, C (2012): An investigation of the incidence of falling and risk factors for falls in adults with advanced cancer
  • Walsh, D (2014): Preferences for symptom assessment scales in advanced cancer