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Work project 8

WP8: Developing & implementing a ‘System’ of structured network-wide dissemination & knowledge transfer activities

Co-investigators:

Professor W. George Kernohan, Professor of Health Research, Institute of Nursing & Health Research, School of Nursing, UU

Dr Suzanne Guerin, Centre for Disability Studies, School of Psychology, University College Dublin

Aim:To support knowledge transfer to enhance palliative care in Ireland.

Methods: The project will be focused on two key stages: (1) Adapting and validating a model of knowledge transfer and exchange (KTE) for palliative care; and (2) Implementing and evaluating the KTE model. This will be a mixed methods study. A number of case studies will be identified including at least two arising from the P.C.R.N. which will be used to evaluate and refine the KTE model.

Researcher: Lucia Prihodova

Lucia Príhodová completed her master’s degree in psychology at the University of Trnava, Slovakia. Her qualifying areas were clinical, counselling and educational psychology, and in her master thesis she explored the interactions between coping skills, hope, social support and quality of life in patients with an oncologic disease. Lucia successfully defended her PhD thesis entitled “Psychosocial and medical determinants of long-term patient outcomes” in September 2014. She is employed as a doctoral fellow on an All-Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care (AIIHPC) research project aimed at developing and implementing a system of structured based at the School of Psychology, University College Dublin.

All-Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care at Our Lady's Hospice and Care Services, Harold's Cross, Dublin 6. Tel: +353 (0)1 491 2948. Email: info@aiihpc.org