|Title:||Administering anticipatory medications at the end of life: what works well and areas in need of improvement|
|Project Description:||Decisions to administer injectable anticipatory medications for end-of-life symptom control are complex and rely on a series of judgements, with great potential for variation and errors. There is a need to explore what works well and could be improved, including areas of consensus and divergence. As decisions to use anticipatory medications, or not to use them, can involve community nurses, paramedics, general practitioners, palliative care doctors and nurses, a broad range and depth of experiences and insights are likely to exist amongst healthcare professionals.
Our interdisciplinary research workshops with between 60 and 70 community-based healthcare professionals will explore their views and experiences of decisions to administer anticipatory medications, to help identify areas of practice in need of further research and guidance.
|Start date:||15th August 2022|
|End date:||31st October 2023|
|Contact person:||Dr Ben Bowers|
|Contact Details:||Primary Care Unit
East Forvie Building
Forvie Site, Robinson Way
Telephone: (01223) 7N/A
Fax: 01223 762515
|Collaborative:||Professor Kristian Pollock, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Nottingham
Dr Ben Bowers, Matthew Bernstein, Dr Louisa Polak, Dr Simon Etkind, Dr Bárbara Antunes, Dr Anna Spathis, Dr Markus Schichtel, Dr Sarah Hopkins, Susannah Browne, Professor Mike Kelly and Professor Stephen Barclay, Primary Care Unit, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge
|Funding Organisation:||NIHR CLAHRC East of England|
|Funding Organisation:||RCN Foundation|
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