Realist evaluation research – what it is and how to use it to support practice in palliative and end-of-life care.
A key role of the Palliative Care Research Network (PCRN) is to promote activities that foster the evolution of collaborative scholarly inquiry in palliative care.
Join Dr Peter O’Halloran (from UK) as he introduces the main concepts underlying “realist” evaluation. Using examples from palliative and end-of-life care research, participants will be introduced to the main concepts underlying realist evaluation and consider how this approach can help support clinical practice.
Meet the presenter
Dr Peter O'Halloran
Dr Peter O’Halloran gained his PhD after a 20-year career as a clinical nurse in the UK National Health Service. He is a senior lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen’s University Belfast, where his research includes an all-Ireland realist evaluation of transition to adult services for young people with life-limiting conditions; a realist evaluation of the Liverpool Care Pathway for the dying patient; and randomised controlled trial of advance care planning with older patients who have renal failure. He is R&D Lead for nursing in the Northern Health and Social Care Trust, a former chair of the Northern Ireland Palliative Care Research Forum and recently led the NIHR-funded Partnership for palliative and end-of-life care research in Northern Ireland.
This PCRN Forum will be facilitated by: Prof Peter Hudson (Director, Centre for Palliative Care, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne and University of Melbourne).
This forum will be delivered online – Link details will be sent to your registered email address 24 hours prior to the event.
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To find out more about PCRN please visit https://pcrnv.com.au/
Membership to the PCRN is free. Individuals with a genuine interest in enhancing the development of collaborative scholarly inquiry in palliative care in Australia are encouraged to join via the online membership form on the PCRN website.