Dr Peter O'Halloran, (Senior Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Queen’s University Belfast) for his review of ‘Knowledge of, and participation in, advance care planning: A cross-sectional study of acute and critical care nurses' perceptions’ Jan Shepherd, Amy Waller, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Katherine Clark, Jean Ball, International Journal of Nursing Studies, 2018.
Following a 20-year career as a clinical nurse in the NHS, Peter O’Halloran joined the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Queen’s University Belfast in 2003, where he is now a senior lecturer. Peter teaches research methods and evidence-based-practice, and he is an experienced PhD supervisor. His research focuses on involving patients and their families in decisions about their care; developing organizational and clinical pathways for those with chronic diseases, or at the end of life; and producing models of good practice for the implementation of complex interventions. Funded projects include an all-Ireland realist evaluation of transition to adult services for young people with life-limiting conditions; a realist evaluation of the Liverpool Care Pathway for the dying patient; an evaluation of the acceptability and usefulness of "My Healthcare Passport" to young people with life-limiting conditions; and a feasibility study for a randomised controlled trial of advance care planning with patients who have kidney failure. Methodologically, he has published a number of realist reviews and realist evaluations drawn from mixed methods studies, as well as randomised controlled trials of complex interventions, and Cochrane systematic reviews.
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