Investigation of student attitudes towards death, and caring for the dying
This study seeks to examine how medical students’ and junior doctors’ attitudes towards end of life care develop. The aims of the study are to investigate the range of attitudes among first year pre-clinical medical students concerning their role in caring for patients at the end of life, and how these attitudes are influenced by a) their experiences prior to and outside the course and b) their experiences during the course … more
Experiences of the dissecting room
A set of research studies concerning first year medical students’ experience of the Dissecting Room. Findings are used to develop new approaches to supporting students during this experience.
Foundation years doctors’ experiences of and attitudes towards Palliative and End of Life Care
Systematic literature review underway and new study planned for 2019. Led by Dr Aamena Bharmal, Academic Foundation Year doctor.
Studies with a new home
The ambitious programme of work on breathlessness was first started by Dr Morag Farquhar as an NIHR Career Development Fellow in Cambridge. It was a collaboration between Cambridge, King’s College London and RAND Europe. Morag is now a close collaborator in her role as Senior Lecturer at the University of East Anglia.
Learning about Breathlessness
This study aims to develop an evidence-based educational intervention for informal carers of patients with breathlessness in advanced disease. It uses a mixed method four-stage design synthesising a triad of expert sources: (i) systematic review (ongoing review to identify the key format, timing, and delivery modes of carer interventions), (ii) informal carer expertise, and (iii) clinician expertise … more