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Chronic Illness and Palliative Care



The purpose of my program of Professor Brazil's research is to assess and promote quality care for family carers and patients as they near the end-of-life.

His research focusses on the structure, process, and outcomes in service delivery. As part of this work he examines how personal, social, and environmental factors affect care. This work is designed to assist in the development, evaluation and translation of new and innovative interventions to improve access, quality and outcomes in this population.

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Professor Brazil is open to PhD applications in the fields of;

  • Palliative care

  • Chronic illness

  • Elder care

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School of Nursing and Midwifery

Professor Kevin Brazil Nursing Research Profile

Professor Brazil is a Professor in Palliative Care and Research Theme Lead for the Chronic Illness and Palliative Care Research Group. 







Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Chronic Illness And Palliative Care Research Initiative

Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation


Research students

PhD Title: Determining the informational needs of family caregivers of people with learning disabilities who require palliative care: a qualitative study

Name: Laurie McKibben
Years of Study: 2015 - 2018
Country: United Kingdom

PhD Title: Sustaining Palliative Care Teams that Provide Home-based Care in a Shared Care Model

Name: Lily Demiglio
Years of Study: 2009 - 2012
Country: Canada

Alumni: where are they now?

Deborah Preshaw

PhD Title: Ethical conflicts experienced by healthcare workers and family carers of residents requiring end of life care in nursing homes

Years of Study: 2013-2016
Country: United Kingdom
Current position: Research Fellow, University of Ulster

Daryl Bainbridge

PhD Title: Examining Palliative Care Networks in Enhancing Community Palliative Care

Years of Study: 2006 - 2011
Country: Canada
Current position: Senior Research Coordinator, McMaster University

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