Welcome to NCARE at the University of Nottingham’s School of Health Sciences.
As the number of patients living with chronic and terminal illnesses grows, there is an increasing need to provide excellent supportive and palliative care, particularly for older people, and for extended periods of time prior to and throughout the final stages of illness.
At NCARE, we carry out research that:
The NCARE group is delighted to welcome Professor Rowan Harwood as centre lead. Rowan is a Professor of Palliative and End of life care, and Consultant Physician in Geriatric Medicine.
He has considerable research experience alongside his clinical role and has worked on a number of studies in end of life care, medicine in older age, dementia, cerebrovascular disease and disability and rehabilitation.
He has expertise in both qualitative and quantitative methodologies, and experience of clinical trials. He has held an MRC training fellowship in health services research and completed an MSc in epidemiology and advanced statistics.
Exploring experiences of giving and receiving care from the perspectives of patients, family carers/significant others and healthcare professionals.
Exploring how communication shapes patient and professional understanding and engagement in medical decision making.
Exploring how patients and families deal with the demands of increasingly complex treatment regimes within the home.
Understanding the preferences of culturally diverse, minority and under-served groups in relation to palliative and end-of-life care.
Developing the evidence base to inform developments in policy, practice and professional education.
University of Nottingham
School of Health Sciences
Queen's Medical Centre
Nottingham, NG7 2HA
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