After qualifying as a Registered General Nurse in 2003 and gaining extensive experience in community nursing, Ben specialised in palliative and end of life care.
Ben is investigating current practice and patient, family carer and healthcare professionals’ perspectives towards Anticipatory Prescribing in community End of Life Care. His PhD supervisors are Dr Stephen Barclay, University of Cambridge, and Dr Kristian Pollock, University of Nottingham. Ben has recently completed a systematic review of current knowledge around anticipatory prescribing in adult end of life care in the community. He is currently undertaking a qualitative study exploring General Practitioners’ decision-making concerning anticipatory prescribing.
Bowers B, Redsell S (2017) A qualitative study of community nurses’ decision-making around the anticipatory prescribing of end-of-life medications. Journal of Advanced Nursing; 73(10): 2385-94
Bowers B (2016) Care in the last days of life (Guest editorial). British Journal of Community Nursing; 21(4): 169
Bowers B (2015) Recognising metastatic spinal cord compression. British Journal of Community Nursing; 20(4): 162-5
Bowers B, Pellett C (2013) Measuring the clinical effectiveness of district nurses. British Journal of Community Nursing; 18(7): 332-7
Bowers B (2011) Managing change by empowering staff. Nursing Times; 107(32/33):19-21
Bowers B, Roderick S, Arnold S (2010) Improving integrated team working to support people to die in the place of their choice. Nursing Times; 106(32): 14-6
NIHR School for Primary Care Research PhD studentship (2018 – 2021)
University of Cambridge Primary Care Unit Research Capability Funding Grant (2018)
NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) Fellow (2017)
Department of Health Community Advisor (2012-2015)
Editorial board member for the British Journal of Community Nursing (2013 – Current)