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PhD Studentship – End-of-life care for people with liver disease: a qualitative study

Little is known about the unique experiences of people receiving end-of-life care for end-stage liver disease. This three-year full-time PhD studentship is an exciting opportunity to undertake qualitative research with supervision and support from the experienced researchers and clinicians from Bournemouth University and Lewis-Manning Hospice Care. The research will be undertaken in two phases. During Phase 1 the student will undertake a systematic review and in Phase 2 the research will use a qualitative methodology with data being collected through interviews with patients, with their relatives, with healthcare professions and with others involved in their care.

This is a fully-funded PhD studentship which includes a stipend of £17,921 each year to support your living costs.

The successful student will study at Bournemouth University and will become a member of the Palliative and End-of-Life Care research programme in the Nursing for Long-term Health Research Centre. The student will also contribute to research activity in the Department of Nursing Science where there are currently 28 PhD students.

The successful candidate will also have an exciting opportunity to engage with activities and learning opportunities at the Lewis-Manning Hospice Care in Poole.

For more information about this PhD Studentship and how to apply please visit Bournemouth University’s website by clicking here. And if you would like more information about Lewis-Manning and the extraordinary hospice care we deliver in the local community please click here.


Please get in touch with us on 01202 708470 or email enquiries@lewis-manning.org.uk.

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