Dr Dorry McLaughlin


Chronic Illness and Palliative Care



Dr McLaughlin's research focuses on palliative and end of life care for people with learning disabilities, Hospice Enabled Dementia Care and Knowledge Transfer in Hospice Care.



Dr McLaughlin is open to PhD applications in the fields of:

  • Palliative and end of life care for people with learning disabilities

  • Hospice Enabled Dementia Care

  • Knowledge Transfer in Hospice Care

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School of Nursing and Midwifery

Dr Dorry McLaughlin

 Dr McLaughlin is a Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery




  • Open Access, Evidence Based Online Resource on Palliative Care for People with Learning Disabilities-QUB Website Coming Soon!
  • European Association of Palliative Care Task Force White Paper ‘Consensus Norms on Palliative Care for People with Intellectual Disabilities'
  • Masterclass-Palliative Care for People with Learning Disabilities, Southern Health and Social Care Trust- Sept 2015
  • ECHO Seminar-Palliative Care for People with Learning Disabilities, Northern Ireland Hospice, Community Specialist Palliative Care Teams September 2016



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: Information needs of family carers of people with learning disabilities at End of Life

Name: Laurie McKibbon
Years of Study: 2015-present
Country: Northern Ireland


Alumni: where are they now?

Dr Deborah Preshaw

PhD Title: Ethical Issues in Nursing Homes at End of Life

Years of Study: 2014-2017
Country: Northern Ireland
Current position: Research Fellow at Ulster University

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