About the Project
The aim of this PhD is to establish the financial impact of family caregiving for patients receiving palliative care, and explore the implications of these costs. A mixed methods research design will be used. The quantitative phase will use a questionnaire to collect information from family caregivers of patients receiving palliative care, on any costs incurred related to the caring role. This includes costs related to changes in employment, out of pocket expenses (e.g. travel costs, medications) and costs related to time dedicated to caring (Gardiner 2014). The second phase of the study will involve qualitative interviews with family caregivers. During interviews family carers will be asked about the impact of the costs of caring and to identify what support would help them in managing these costs.
Quantitative and qualitative research methods will be used and we would encourage students to think creatively in adopting and developing methods that are creative as well as acceptable and accessible to participants.
We request a provisional protocol to be submitted with the application. Potential applicants can contact Dr Clare Gardiner for information regarding this.
• First or Upper Second class honours degree in a health related subject.
• Research experience
• Understanding of health services research ethics and knowledge of conducting research with vulnerable participants.
• Masters in health services research or similar
• Experience of working with people approaching the end of life and/or family caregivers
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