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Research Publications

As part of our research strategy, we are leading on a number of projects whilst contributing to others being led by a range of external partners.


Below is a selection of research publications produced by St Luke’s staff:



Mobile technology and delegated work in specialist community services: the EnComPaSS Integration project.  Ariss SMB, Taylor P, Fitzsimmons D, Kyeremateng S, Mawson S.  BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care 2021; 0:1-8

Care home virtual open-access integrated clinic and ECHO support: St Luke’s COVID-19 response (poster).  Westerdale-Shaw E, Ghasemi L, Manson J, et al.  BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care 2021;11:A80.

Experiences of surgical nurses in providing end-of-life care in an acute care setting: a qualitative study.  Limbu T, Taylor P.  British Journal of Nursing. 2021 Oct 14;30(18):1084-1089. doi: 10.12968/bjon.2021.30.18.1084.

Systematic review of factors influencing decisions to limit treatment in the emergency department. Walzl N, Sammy IA, Taylor PM, et al. Emergency Medicine Journal Published Online First: 03 March 2021. doi: 10.1136/emermed-2019-209398

Palliative care education in nursing homes: a qualitative evaluation of telementoring. Manson J, Gardiner C, Taylor P, et al. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care Published Online First: 24 February 2021. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2020-002727

Non-specialist physiotherapists perceptions of treating people with HIV in the UK: a small scale exploratory study.  Strudley H.  Journal of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Oncology and Palliative Care.  Vol. 5.  Spring 2020. pp 3-15.

Evaluating an online tele-mentoring palliative care education programme for domiciliary care workers.  Manson J, Ghasemi L, Westerdale E, Taylor P, Kyeremateng S, McTague L.  Nursing Older People. 2020.  doi: 10.7748/nop.2020.e1235

Surveying the users of an open-access support service for people affected by an illness that has no cure (poster). Battye E, Taylor P. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care 2020;10:A47-A48.

What are the Barriers and Facilitators to Palliative Care Education in Nursing and Residential Homes? – A Rapid Review.  Manson J, Gardiner C, McTague L.  International Journal of Palliative Nursing 2020.  doi.org/10.12968/ijpn.2020.26.1.32

Enhancing Community Health Outcomes (Project ECHO): Developing a community of practice for nursing homes in End of Life Care (poster).  Ghasemi L, Browne C, Westerdale E, et al. (RCN research conference 2019)

Enhancing community health outcomes (project ECHO): developing a community of practice for paramedics in end of life care (conference presentation).  McTague L, Hodge A, Williams C, et al.  9 BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care 2019;9:A3-A4.

Improving discharge decisions and their documentation at St Luke’s hospice inpatient centre (poster).  Atkinson K, Parry R, Fingas S.  BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care 2019;9:A48.

Service evaluation of the use of fluids at end of life across two inpatient palliative care units (poster).  Brocklebank J, Pitsillides C, Liddle O, et al.  BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care 2019;9:A25.

Moving towards an enhanced community palliative support service (EnComPaSS): impact of using mobile technology to support delivery of community palliative care.  Taylor P, Mawson S, Ariss S.   BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care 2019;9:A40.

Clinical decision-making at the end of life: a mixed-methods study.  Taylor P, Johnson MJ, Dowding DW.  BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care Published Online First: 18 October 2018. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2018-001535

Palliative care in the emergency department: A systematic literature qualitative review and thematic synthesis.  Cooper E et al.  Palliative Medicine.  Volume 32, Issue 9.  1443-1454

Change in Physiological Variables in the Last Two Weeks of Life: An Observational Study of Hospitalized Adults With Heart Failure.  Taylor, Paul et al.  Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, Volume 55, Issue 5, 1335 - 1340

A pilot randomised controlled trial of a holistic needs assessment questionnaire in a supportive and palliative care service.  Ahmed N, Hughes P, Winslow M et al.  Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. Volume 50, Issue 5.  587-598

Preference for a single or shared room in a UK in-patient hospice: patient, family and staff perspectives.  Williams C, Gardiner C.  BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care 2015; 5:169-174