Palliative Care Clinical Research Fellows 2015 announced

Categories: Research.

The Fellowships were targeted at health and social care professionals involved in clinical practice in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland who are conducting, or intend to undertake, small-scale research-related projects relevant to palliative care (e.g. symptom management, psychosocial interventions, health services research).

The successful 2015 recipients are: 

  • Dr Mary Armstrong, Physiotherapist, Marie Curie Hospice, Belfast – Quality of Life assessment in palliative care day services. 
  • Dr Clíona Lorton, SpR Palliative Medicine/ Clinical Lecturer, Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services – High CRP as a predictor of specialist palliative care needs: a pilot study.
  • Denise McGuinness, Clinical Midwife Specialist (Lactation), National Maternity Hospital, Dublin / Clinical Tutor Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin – Neonatal palliative care: a systematic literature review to support the development of integrated care pathways for neonates with life limiting conditions.

AIIHPC Interim Head of Research Dr. Suzanne Guerin said: “It is truly positive to see such a wonderful breath of palliative care research taking place on the island of Ireland. We wish the Fellows well with their research and look forward to seeing the positive outcomes.”

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