PI: Dr Ann Jackson, Professor Gillian Lewando-Hundt
Funding body: The Burdett Trust for Nursing Grant (Ref number: 109/124)
This nurse led action research will address several critical issues in end of life care occurring in nursing homes, A&E departments and wards in a local hospital. The two main areas of research will be decision making at the time of referral to A&E via the ambulance service and the quality of end of life care given in A&E. Its ultimate aim is to ensure that patients and relatives experience good end of life care in an environment which is appropriate to their needs. The action research will identify patient pathways and critical junctures where interventions could improve care. The findings will play an important part in identifying the resources needed currently, and in the future, to deliver quality end of life care. The findings from this locality will be transferable and comparable to other local district hospitals.
Jackson, J., Hundt, G., Blaxter, L., Purkis, J., Stockman, C. and Burnham, E. 2009. End of Life care between home, nursing homes and district hospitals: A Nurse led action research project examining patient pathways from home or nursing homes via A& E wardsexamining patient pathways from home or nursing homes via A& E wards. Final Report. Coventry: University of Warwick.
Purkis, J., Jackson, J., Hundt, G. and Stockman, C. 2008. ‘Increasing Nursing Research Capacity in the Workplace’. Nursing Times, September, Vol. 104, No. 37, 28-31.