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PhD work

Helena Dunbar is the Rainbows Hospice Scholar. Her PhD work is entitled What are the palliative care needs of children in the East Midlands? Helena is has competed her data collection and is currently beginning her writing up. 

Rachael Carroll is a nurse researcher for the ENRICH project in University Hospitals of Leicester (see below). Rachel has also commenced a PhD entitled An exploration of the role and characteristics/attributes of the Health Care Assistant in acute care - a constructivist inquiry

Project work

The EnRICH Project (Enhancing Relationships in Care in Hospital), led by Prof Jayne Brown in collaboration with Sheffield University and University Hospitals of Leicester, is funded by the Burdett Trust for Nursing for 2 years, ending in March 2016. It focuses on improving care for older people in acute hospital wards and builds on Jayne Brown’s seminal work with the Senses Framework.

A group of six lecturers from De Montfort University and the education team at LOROS are working with Prof Jayne Brown on Short Courses in Palliative Care: Developing an Evaluation Tool for Health Care Managers, commissioned by the University of Nottingham.

Prof Christina Faull has led a national study of Exploring the experiences of families and health professionals supporting a patient with MND who requests that their ventilation be withdrawn. In conjunction with the Association for Palliative Medicine and with funding from the MNDA, findings from this study have led to the development of guidelines for the withdrawal of NIV.

Find out more information about research at LOROS Hospice.

Lynn Furber is Chief Investigator on a project which was submitted to NIHR RfPB in December 2015.  If successful this Randomised Controlled Trial will take place in the Oncology departments within University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and Nottingham University Hospitals.  We will know if we have been selected to submit the full application in March 2016 and will know the final outcome in July. The project is called: Enhancing Consultations in Oncology using a Consultation Support Tool: A Cluster Randomised Controlled Study.

Lynn is also Principle Investigator on an unfunded study called: Women’s experience of care in an Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit, following a first trimester miscarriage.  The Co-Investigator on this study is Wendy Norton. This study is closed to recruitment and we are in the final stages of analysing the data.

Dr Richard Kitchen completed his 2 year medical education fellowship funded by the East Midlands Health Care Workforce Deanery: How do surgeons and anaesthetists make decisions about surgery for patients who are frail, and what factors influence these decisions? View poster

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