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Dr David Oliver

Honorary Reader

Centre of Professional Practice and Tizard Centre

David Oliver joined the Tizard Centre as an Honorary Reader in 2013, although he has been involved in the University since 1999 initially as an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Kent Institute of Medicine and Health Sciences and latterly as Honorary Reader at the Centre for Professional Practice at Medway.

He was the lead for the MSc in Supportive and Palliative Care, now the MSc in Specialist Healthcare (Supportive and Palliative Care) and has taught on the modules, been a tutor and supervised students.  In 2013 he started to teach on courses at the Tizard Centre, on end of life care in learning disability.  He has supervised two Doctorate students to completion and has a further PhD student submitting in 2015.

David has written and spoken widely on the palliative care of people with neurological disease, and in particular motor neurone disease.  He speaks regularly at international and national congresses. He is Chair of a taskforce of the European Association for Palliative Care and the European Academy of Neurology on neurological palliative care.

David has spoken at meetings in Australia, USA, Poland, Italy, Netherlands, Ireland, Slovenia, Norway, Kenya, Japan, Morocco, Austria, South Africa, Sweden, Sardinia and Switzerland.  He has organised teaching in Nigeria and organises a module on palliative care at the Medical Faculty at the University of Zagreb in Croatia.  He was awarded the Humanitarian Prize at from the International Alliance of ALS / MND Associations for his work internationally and a Certificate of Merit for international cooperation from the University of Zagreb.

David has recently retired from fulltime appointment as Consultant in Palliative Medicine at the Wisdom Hospice in Rochester, where he worked for 30 years.  He works part time within the hospice services.
David is a member of the EAPC Board and is at present Chair of the Guideline Development Group on Motor Neurone Disease at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.  He is also on committees of the Motor Neuron Disease Association for England and Wales and the Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Association.

David has written two books, been the principal editor for the major textbook on palliative care in MND and edited three other books, and 24 book chapters.  He is sole author of 23 papers and co-author of a further 44 papers in peer reviewed journals.

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Article
Aoun, S. et al. (2017). Family carers' experiences of receiving the news of a Motor Neurone Disease: a national survey. Journal of the Neurological Sciences [Online] 372:144-151. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jns.2016.11.043.
Forrester-Jones, R. et al. (2017). People with intellectual disabilities at the end of their lives: The case for specialist care? Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities [Online] 30:1138-1150. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jar.12412.
Aoun, S. et al. (2016). Receiving the news of a diagnosis of motor neurone disease: what does it take to make it better? Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration [Online] 17:168-178. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/21678421.2015.1111907.
Vanopdenbosch, L., Oliver, D. and Kass, J. (2016). Palliative care in multiple sclerosis. Continuum : Lifelong Learning in Neurology [Online] 22:943-946. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1212/CON.0000000000000321.
Oliver, D. and Veronese, S. (2016). Symptomatic management of neurodegenerative disease in the elderly. Progress in Palliative Care [Online] 25:11-16. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09699260.2016.1193968.
Aoun, S. et al. (2016). Breaking the news of a diagnosis of motor neurone disease: a national survey of neurologists' perspectives. Journal of Neurological Sciences [Online] 367:368-374. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jns.2016.06.033.
Oliver, D. et al. (2016). A consensus review on the development of palliative care for patients with chronic and progressive neurological disease. European Journal of Neurology [Online] 23:30-38. Available at: http://www.dx.doi.org/10.1111/ene.12889.
Tuffrey-Wijne, I. et al. (2016). Developing research priorities for palliative care of people with intellectual disabilities in Europe: a consultation process using nominal group technique. BMC Palliative Care [Online]. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12904-016-0108-5.
Faull, C. and Oliver, D. (2016). Withdrawal of ventilation at the request of a patient with motor neurone disease: guidance for professionals. BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care [Online] 6:144-146. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjspcare-2016-001139.
Oliver, D. (2016). Palliative care for patients with motor neurone disease: current challenges. Degenerative Neurological and Neuromuscular Disease [Online] 16:65-72. Available at: https://dx.doi.org/10.2147/DNND.S85103.
Watermeyer, T. et al. (2015). Executive dysfunction predicts social cognition impairment in amyotropic lateral sclerosis. Journal of Neurology [Online] 262:1681-1690. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00415-015-7761-0.
Vanopdenbosch, L. and Oliver, D. (2015). An initial survey on neurological palliative care. European Journal of Neurology 22:282-282.
Tuffrey-Wijne, I. et al. (2015). Defining consensus norms for palliative care of people with intellectual disabilities in Europe, using Delphi methods. Palliative Medicine [Online] 30:446-455. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0269216315600993.
Veronese, S. et al. (2015). The palliative care needs of people severely affected by neurodegenerative disorders:a qualitative study. Progress in Palliative Care [Online] 23:331-342. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1179/1743291X15Y.0000000007.
Nixon, I. et al. (2015). Using a joint approach to non-invasive ventilation in motor neurone disease. European Journal of Palliative Care 22:182-184.
Phelps, K. et al. (2015). Withdrawal of ventilation at the patient's request in MND: a retrospective exploration of the ethical and legal issues that have arisen for doctors in the UK. British Medical Journal [Online]. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjspcare-2014-000826.
Watermeyer, T. et al. (2015). Impact of disease, cognitive and behavioural factors on caregiver outcome in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration [Online] 16:316-325. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/21678421.2015.1051990.
Veronese, S. et al. (2015). Specialist palliative care improves the quality of life in advanced neurodegenerative disorders: Ne-PAL a pilot randomized controlled study. BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care [Online] 1. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjspcare-2014-000788.
Cawley, D. et al. (2014). Potential triggers for the holistic assessment of people with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: analysis of multiperspective, serial qualitative interviews. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care [Online] 4:152-160. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjspcare-2013-000629.
Faull, C., Rowe Haynes, C. and Oliver, D. (2013). Issues for palliative medicine doctors surrounding the withdrawal of non-invasive ventilation at the request of a patient with motor neurone disease: a scoping study. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care [Online] 4:43-49. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjspcare-2013-000470.
Duplock, L., Forrester-Jones, R. and Oliver, D. (2009). Improving care for patients with intellectual disabilities. European Journal of Palliative Care 16:66-68.
Healey, F. et al. (2008). The effect of bedrails on falls and injury: a systematic review of clinical studies. Age and Ageing [Online] 37:368-378. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afn112.
Bartolozzi, M. et al. (2007). Applications of physical methods in high-frequency futures markets. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering [Online]. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.758431.
Book section
Oliver, D. (2015). Palliative care approaches in motor neurone disease. in: Ingleton, C. and Larkin, P. J. eds. Palliative Care Nursing at a Glance. Chichester: Wiley. Available at: http://www.dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1474-7766.2002.00402.x.
Conference or workshop item
Oliver, D. and Forrester-Jones, R. (2016). Exploring the attitudes of health and social care professionals to the care of people with intellectual disability in the UK, Portugal and Nigeria. in: 9th World Congress for European Association of Palliative Care.
Forrester-Jones, R. and Oliver, D. (2016). End of life: exploring the attitudes of health and social care professionals to the palliative care needs of people with intellectual disability in the UK, Portugal and Nigeria. in: International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities World Congress. Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 667-667.
Forrester-Jones, R. et al. (2015). Palliative care for People with IDD growing older. in: 14th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care.
Forrester-Jones, R., Oliver, D. and Krotofil, J. (2015). Third Sector Responses to Health Care Challenges of 'difficult to manage diagnoses': a case study of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. in: Social Policy Association International Conference.
Forrester-Jones, R., Oliver, D. and Barnoux, M. (2014). People with IDD growing older: the case for specialist palliative care? in: 4th International Association of Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities Europe Regional Congress. Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 395-395.
Forrester-Jones, R. et al. (2014). People with IDD growing older: the case for specialist care? in: Seattle Club Conference.
Forrester-Jones, R., Oliver, D. and Barnoux, M. (2013). People with IDD growing older: the case for specialist care: indicative findings. in: Seattle Club Conference.
Forrester-Jones, R. and Oliver, D. (2010). Equal consideration? Comparing the experience of funerals between people with and without ID. Third International Conference of IASSID Europe. in: Third International Conference of IASSID-Europe. Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 415-415. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-3148.2010.00580.x.
Forrester-Jones, R. and Oliver, D. (2010). How can we improve end of life care for people with ID? in: Third International Conference of IASSID-Europe. Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 415-415. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-3148.2010.00580.x.
Forrester-Jones, R., Oliver, D. and Duplock, L. (2008). My training did not prepare me for this! Specialist palliative carers knowledge of intellectual disability. 13th World Congress IASSID . in: 13th World Congress IASSID. Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 652-652. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2788.2008.01087.x.
Forrester-Jones, R., Oliver, D. and Duplock, L. (2008). Why should they go to the hospice? Carer attitudes to palliative care services. in: 13th World Congress IASSID. Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 652-652. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2788.2008.01083.x.
Forrester-Jones, R. and Oliver, D. (2007). Palliative care and intellectual disability – exploring the knowledge of specialist palliative care providers in Kent. in: 10th Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care. pp. 84-84.
Oliver, D., Forrester-Jones, R. and Duplock, L. (2007). Palliative care and intellectual disability - exploring the knowledge of specialist palliative care providers in Kent. in: 10th Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care . p. .
Forrester-Jones, R. and Oliver, D. (2006). After they are gone: Identity of people with intellectual disabilities once they have died. in: European Conference for the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities. Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 276-276.
Forrester-Jones, R. and Oliver, D. (2006). After they are gone: identity of people with intellectual disabilities once they have died. European Conference for the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities. in: European Conference for the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities. Wiley-Blackwell, p. . Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-3148.2006.00324_3.x.
Review
Oliver, D. (2016). Peaceful, pain free and dignified: palliative and end of life care. Tizard Learning Disability Review:0-0.
Total publications in KAR: 40 [See all in KAR]
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