Nottingham Centre for the Advancement of Research into Supportive, Palliative and End-of-life Care (NCARE)
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NIHR funding secured to exploring managing medicines in the home

 

Led by Dr. Kristian Pollock, a team including senior researchers and clinicians has secured funding from the National Institute of Health Research Health Services and Research Delivery programme.

The team will undertake a study to explore how patients with serious illness, and their care givers, manage medicines in the home. Towards the end of life patients may be prescribed a number of medications to manage their symptoms. This study seeks to understand what it is like for patients and care givers to cope with storing, sorting and administering these medications, the types of support they get from health professionals, and how we might improve this element of care for people in the future.

This exciting study will make a key contribution to our managing medications research theme. It follows on from a current project focused on Supporting underserved patients with their medicines and previous research into anticipatory prescribing, continuous sedation and care and communication at the end of life.



Posted on Tuesday 22nd November 2016

Nottingham Centre for the Advancement of Research into Supportive, Palliative and End-of-life Care (NCARE)

The University of Nottingham
School of Health Sciences
Queen's Medical Centre
Nottingham, NG7 2HA


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