The Unit’s research focuses on the experience of living with complex and life-limiting conditions, survivorship following treatment for cancer, patient empowerment of support for carers. We collaborate closely with Marie Curie Hospice in Solihull, local CCGs and hospital trusts. We apply a range of quantitative and qualitative methodologies to our research in this area.
- ICOH - The impact and implications of Covid-19 on the relational, social, and healthcare experiences of hospice care in the West Midlands
- The role and response of primary healthcare services in the delivery of palliative care during COVID-19: A mixed methods investigation and co-production of a framework for primary palliative care in pandemics
- Care Companion – an online platform to support the resilience and well-being of family carers.
- ACCESSA - Understanding access to palliative care by ethnic minority groups in the UK: with a focus on South Asian communities in the Midlands and Leeds Bradford
- Longitudinal Study of the effects of rapid change on staff work and wellbeing during the coronavirus pandemic at Marie Curie West Midlands hospice (Evaluation study)
- A secondary analysis of a multisite staff survey exploring the effects of rapid change on hospice staff work and well-being during the coronavirus pandemic
- The Role of the Men's Shed in a hospice day service context: Identifying features of a successful group and developing recommendations to expand the service
- REasons for PalLIative Care Admissions (REPLICA)
- Examining the Experiences of Chinese Caregivers Caring for Chinese People at End of Life in Community Settings in England
Discharge from Hospices Study - Communication of palliative needs in discharge letters from specialist to primary palliative care: A multisite sequential explanatory mixed methods study
Recently completed research includes:
- What makes palliative care needs "Complex"?: a multisite sequential explanatory mixed methods study of patients referred to specialist palliative care (Evaluation study)
- CHAT-P – online intervention to empower men with prostate cancer to identify and express health and other needs.
- CHAT-B - developing an online holistic needs assessment for patients with bladder cancer.
- Evaluation of Macmillan's Cancer Training for Practice Nurses
- BladderPath: Image Directed Redesign of Bladder Cancer Treatment Pathway: A Qualitative Sub Study
- The Journey through Care: Palliative Care for children and young people, and their families: What? When? How? A Realist Inquiry
To learn more about this research theme contact the research theme lead,
John dot MacArtney at warwick dot ac dot uk