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Palliative Day Services


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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. This study explored the outcomes of attending a traditional model of specialist palliative day services on attendees' quality of life, wellbeing and mood. She continues to explore the vlaue of day services.

Area of academic expertise - outline

Elaine's main interests are related to palliative care. More specifically psychological wellbeing, palliative care educational research and development, ethical issues , team working, professional stress, moral injury and burnout and the meaning and purpose in life. In addition Elaine has a keen interest in issues of loss, grief and bereavement in patients, families and professional care givers. Elaine has been invloved at national level in developing strategies and policies for palliative care and also loss, grief and bereavement. She has recently been party of a national colaition that develope a bereavenmet rights charter for Scotland.

Desired research direction

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

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

External positions

External Examiner, Edge Hill University

30 Sept 2001 → …


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