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Kristian Pollock

Senior Research Fellow, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences


Teaching Summary

  • Supervision of Masters and PhD students
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Research ethics
  • Sessional inputs to MARM, MNursSci, BSc and MSc in Palliative and End of Life Studies

Research Summary

  • Public attitudes to death and dying
  • End of life care and Advance Care Planning
  • Communication in medical consultations
  • Patient information

Recent Publications

Past Research

My previous research has focused on an understanding of lay and professional perspectives of health and illness, with particular reference to medicines use, the recognition and treatment of depression and concordance issues, including communication in medical consultations, and the use of patient information as a resource in coping with serious mental and physical illness. I have recently completed an evaluation of Samaritans Telephone and Email Emotional Support Service.

Future Research

My current role within the School is to support research within the Sue Ryder Care Centre for the Study of Supportive, Palliative and End of Life Care (SRCC). I am involved in studies of the care of patients with dementia who die on acute hospital wards and patient preferences in relation to Advance Care Planning for end of life care.

School of Health Sciences

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Queen's Medical Centre
Nottingham, NG7 2HA

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