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Views On Incontinence Care in care homes – an Exploration (VOICE)

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Thursday, November 07, 2019
  • Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

Project Description

Applications are invited from ambitious, self-motivated and enthusiastic candidates, with a background in a health-related discipline to work on a fully-funded PhD studentship. Funding and stipend are provided by the Abbeyfield Research Foundation to conduct a valuable exploration into how to optimise bladder and bowel continence care in care homes. Urinary and faecal incontinence are conditions affecting one in three people living in residential care and two in three nursing home residents, which pose a significant impact on quality of life for these individuals. The PhD will focus on understanding the current evidence base; exploring attitudes of staff, clients and their families to understand the influences on continence care; exploring what helps and hinders continence care in the real world care home setting, and what would enable optimum care to be provided. The PhD researcher will be primarily based at Glenside campus at UWE, within the Centre for Health and Clinical Research, and will be expected to directly engage with a network of care homes to conduct the study.

Funding Notes

The studentship is available from 1st January 2020 for a period of three years, subject to satisfactory progress and includes a tax exempt stipend, which is currently £15,009 per annum.
In addition, full-time tuition fees will be covered for up to three years (Home/EU rates only).
Eligibility criteria
This opportunity is available to UK/EU applicants only.
Applicants must have a Masters qualification in a health-related discipline and qualitative research experience is preferred.
A recognised English language qualification is required.

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