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Project Title

Development of a Website to Help Cancer Caregivers Cope- Translating Evidence to Practice

Research Focus:

Chronic Illness and Palliative care


Funder & Dates

HSC R&D Knowledge Exchange

Principal Investigator or Primary Supervisor (if PhD project)

Dr Olinda Santin

Co-Investigators or additional supervisors

Dr Theresa Mc Shane

Dr Gillian Prue

Prof Peter Hudson

Research Fellow(s) or PhD Student


Name & Institution of Collaborators


Name of External Partner Organisations



Action Cancer

Charis Cancer Care

Description of Project:

Aim; Methods; Expected Outcomes

Despite the integration of routine patient information in oncology, specific guidelines and supports to best help family and friends to provide care are non-existent. 

This current project, in partnership with carers, HCPs and voluntary agencies is an attempt to redress the imbalance by the development of a website which will support cancer caregivers in the following ways: provide information on how to cope in the role of carer; and use of videos of carers speaking about tips and techniques they used to help them cope better while supporting someone with cancer.

There are five key stages of the project: (1) Development of key concepts with PPI involvement; (2) Engagement with the Voluntary Sector; (3) Filming and production of the website; (4) Refinement of production with PPI involvement; (5) Evaluation of the website.  

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