Research grants awarded to Palliative and end of life care PSP questions
Date: 29 March 2017
Marie Curie has recently announced the research grants awarded funding through their latest research call, in partnership with the Scottish Government Chief Scientist Office (CSO) and the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association.
The three organisations jointly called for researchers to submit proposals that would address any of the 83 research questions identified by the Palliative and end of life care PSP. See http://www.jla.nihr.ac.uk/news/palliative-and-end-of-life-care-psp-informs-marie-curie-call-for-research/3479
Here are the projects funded and the questions that they are addressing:
Marie Curie and Motor Neurone Disease Association:
A prospective observation of secretion problems in motor neurone disease (ProSec), Dr Christopher McDermott, University of Sheffield, addressing PSP priorities 6 and 8 from the Top 10.
The palliative care needs of people with motor neurone disease (MND) and their informal care givers, Dr Kate Flemming, University of York, addressing PSP priority 6 from the Top 10 and number 33 from the long list of questions identified.
Enabling tailored and coordinated support for family carers of people with MND through adaptation of a Carer Support Needs Assessment Tool (CSNAT) Intervention, Professor Gunn Grande, University of Manchester and Dr Gail Ewing, University of Cambridge, addressing PSP priorities 4, 8, and 10 from the Top 10 and numbers 36, 37, 42 and 45 from the long list of questions identified.
Marie Curie and Chief Scientist Office Scotland:
Supporting people with palliative and end-of-life care needs “out of hours”: a mixed-methods study of needs, demands and experiences to inform person-centred service developments, Professor Scott Murray, University of Edinburgh, addressing PSP priority 1 from the Top 10.
ENeRgy: Exercise and Nutritional Rehabilitation in patients with advanced cancer: a single centre, randomised (1:1), open label, feasibility study of a rehabilitation programme (exercise and nutrition) versus wait list control, in patients with advanced cancer, Professor Marie Fallon and Dr Barry Laird, University of Edinburgh, addressing PSP numbers 18, 21, and 73 from the long list of questions identified.
ACCESSCare II - bereavement outcomes for LGB (lesbian, gay, and bisexual) and heterosexual bereaved partners: a population-based cross sectional mixed methods study, Dr Richard Harding and Dr Katherine Bristowe, King’s College London, addressing numbers 47, 48, 49 and 50 from the long list of questions identified.
The effectiveness in alleviating pain, anxiety and enhancing wellbeing, and the expectations and experiences of palliative care patients of aromatherapy, massage and reflexology: A multi-level synthesis, Dr Bridget Candy, University College London, addressing number 80 from the long list of questions identified.
Accessing and delivering person-centred care in advanced non-cancer conditions: developing and testing a Support Needs Approach for Patients (SNAP) with advanced COPD, Dr Morag Farquhar, University of East Anglia, addressing PSP priorities 2 and 6 from the Top 10 and number 64 from the long list of questions identified.
A multi-perspective qualitative study to understand the experience and impact of the Child and Young Person’s Advance Care Plan (CYPACP), Dr Karen Shaw, University of Birmingham, addressing PSP priorities 3 and 4 from the Top 10.
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- Summary:Marie Curie, in partnership with the Scottish Government Chief Scientist Office (CSO) and the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association, has announced the research grants awarded to address research questions identified by the Palliative and end of life care PSP.