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The Palliative Care Group

Palliative care

The Palliative Care Group brings together academic and clinical researchers from across Kent and Medway with interests in palliative and end of life care who are research active or developing their research skills. The group aims to support and develop palliative care research in the local region through collaborative partnerships between these academics and clinicians leading on to applications for external funding for research projects.

Palliative care is an approach which aims to enhance the quality of life of patients and their families who are faced with life-limiting illness through the assessment and treatment of physical, psychosocial, and spiritual problems. Palliative care in the UK is often provided by specialists based in hospices and hospitals, but is often supported by primary, secondary and tertiary care providers, community care, and social services.

The group is hosted by CHSS with support from Pilgrims Hospices in east Kent.

Active members of the group include clinicians and academics from the following organisations:

Contact for further information;
Charlotte Brigden, Research Facilitator, Pilgrims Hospices in east Kent
Email: charlotte.brigden@pilgrimshospices.org
Tel: 01227 812625


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Last Updated: 16/01/2017