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Elaine Stevens


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Personal profile


Elaine is the programme leader for the BSc (hons) Professional Health Studies. Elaine is a Registered Nurse and worked in hospice care for over thrity years. Elaine has worked for the University of the West of Scotland as a full time academic since December 2013. For 13 years prior to this Elaine was a joint appointment with UWS and Ayrshire Hospice.

Current research activities

Elaine completed her PhD at UWS in April 2018. Her study  explored the outcomes of attending a traditional model of specialist palliative day services on attendees' quality of life, wellbeing and mood.

Area of academic expertise - outline

Elaine's main interests are related to palliative care and more specifically psychological wellbeing, palliative care educational research and development, ethical issues related to end of life care, team working, stress and burnout and meaning an purpose in life. In addition Elaine has a keen interest in issues of loss, grief and bereavement. Elaine has been invloved at national level in developing strategies and policies for palliative care and also loss, grief and bereavement.

Desired research direction

Elaine is interested in forwarding the research aound specialist palliative day services, particularly around the outcomes for attendees.

External positions

External Examiner, Edge Hill University

30 Sep 2001 → …

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Palliative Care Medicine & Life Sciences
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Learning Medicine & Life Sciences
Nurses Medicine & Life Sciences
Nursing Education Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 2009 2019

Home palliative care in the United Kingdom and Europe

Stevens, E. & Milligan, S., 15 Aug 2019, Hospice palliative home care and bereavement support: nursing interventions and supportive care. Holtslander, L., Peacock, S. & Bally, J. (eds.). Springer International Publishing AG, p. 45-62 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Home Care Services
Palliative Care
Health Priorities
General Practitioners
United Kingdom
40 Downloads (Pure)

A retrospective medical records review of risk factors for the development of respiratory tract secretions (death rattle) in the dying patient

Kolb, H., Snowden, A., Stevens, E. & Atherton, I., 1 Jul 2018, In : Journal of Advanced Nursing. 74, 7, p. 1639-1648 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Respiratory System
Medical Records
Logistic Models
Opioid Analgesics

Communication and palliative care nursing

Stevens, E., 18 May 2018, Palliative Care Nursing: Principles and Evidence for Practice. Walshe, C., Preston, N. & Johnston, B. (eds.). 3rd ed. UK: Open University Press, (UK Higher Education OUP Humanities & Social Sciences Health & Social Welfare).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

46 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
Respiratory System
Medical Subject Headings

Advance care planning in a community setting

Connolly, J., Milligan, S., Stevens, E., Jackson, S. & Rooney, K., 4 Feb 2015, In : Nursing Standard. 29, 23, p. 43-51 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Advance Care Planning
Terminal Care
Palliative Care


Respiratory System
Medical Records
Logistic Models
Opioid Analgesics