100 PhDs from around the world in any discipline using qualitative methods were entered for the judges consideration.
Dr Collier’s thesis: ‘Deleuzians of Patient Safety: a Video-reflexive Ethnography of End-of-Life Care’, examines the links between where dying people find themselves, and how those spaces and places of care enable or constrain peoples’ capacity to engage with their carers and to act on their own behalf in relation to the safety and quality of care they receive.
Dr Collier’s social science research is informed by her practical work as a specialist palliative care nurse. “Questions always remain anchored to clinical realities,” she says.
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