Tag Archives: United Kingdom

Priorities in Palliative and End-of-Life Care: Public Consultation

The ‘Palliative and End of Life Care Priority Setting Partnership’ has initiated a public consultation on research priorities. Service users, families, carers and health professionals are invited to participate in a brief survey identifying the issues they feel need most attention from research and funders.

The survey can be accessed here: http://www.palliativecarepsp.org.uk/

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‘Case stories’ on transnational dying

‘Case Stories’ is an interdisciplinary project on transnational dying. The project aims to better understand the pain of social exclusion, inequality and injustice at the end of life through stories.

Yasmin picThe Case Stories website contains a wealth of information on dying as a migrant, ranging from personal accounts of using palliative care services to artwork and poetry inspired by people’s stories.

The project is the brainchild of Sociologist Yasmin Gunaratnam and supported by a British Academy Fellowship. 

Study Manager/Research Fellow: Dementia and Imagination Project (Bangor University, Wales)

Bangor University is participating in a three-year project on how visual arts can contribute to the health and well-being of people with dementia. The multi-disciplinary research will explore how visual arts change, sustain and catalyse community cultures, beliefs, attitudes and behaviours to create dementia friendly communities.

The project is currently looking for a Study Manager/Research Fellow with experience of multi-centre research studies, project management and team leadership, and quantitative, qualitative and observational research methods.

The closing date for applications is June 13th 2013. For more information click here.

Children’s Hospice Week – United Kingdom

To mark Children’s Hospice Week (April 26th-May 3rd), the Duchess of Cambridge has recorded her first video message.

If you would like to know more about Children’s Hospice Week, follow this link.

 

The University of Bath – 3 Year PhD studentship in care and cost at the end of life

The University of Bath is offering a PhD studentship as part of a project on care and costs at the end of life. The studentship will focus on inter-generational relationships between adult children and their parents in organising, and paying, for end of life care and associated expenses.

Applicants from a range of social science backgrounds (sociology, social policy, social work, gerontology, cultural studies, gender studies, anthropology, and economics), with experience in qualitative methods and an awareness of the policy implications of end of life care issues, are encouraged to apply.

Find more information here.

Research Fellow – University of Sheffield (Public Health)

The University of Sheffield is advertising for a Post-doctoral Research Fellow to  work on a EU project on health technology assessment for complex interventions using a specialist palliative care as a case study.

For more information click here.

Research Associate – University of Cambridge

The Institute of Public Health, University of Cambridge,  is advertising a research position in their End of Life Care Group. Candidates should have experience of qualitative and quantitative research in Health Services and/or End of Life Care.

Application deadline: 15 October 2012

For more information click here.