Professor Christine Ingleton
RGN, RCNT, B.Ed. (Hons), MA, PhD
Division of Nursing and Midwifery, Health Sciences School
Emeritus Professor of Palliative Care Nursing
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After qualifying as a General Nurse in 1978, specialising in Intensive Care Nursing, I entered academia. During my career at the University of Sheffield I have worked as a Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery (1992-1999); Senior Lecturer (1999-2004); Reader & Head of Department (2003-20006) and became Professor of Palliative Care Nursing in 2006. I currently hold a Visiting Chair at the University of Auckland, New Zealand and an Honorary Chair at Anglia Ruskin University. I took retirement from the University and was awarded an Emeritus Professorship.
I have published over 200 papers in peer reviewed journals, including the BMJ, Age and Ageing and Palliative Medicine, amongst others. I have co-edited three best- selling text books in the area of palliative and end-of-life care and contributed to over to 10 book chapters.
RGN (1978); RCNT (1986); B.Ed. (Hons 1990); MA (1993); PhD (1997).
- Research interests
My research for the past 25 years has been in palliative and end of life care, primarily in qualitative work, as well as the use of mixed methods. Over the past twenty five year I have been involved in a number of multi-disciplinary research projects and have led and contributed to 38 research grants and awards totalling over £28. 75 million, supported by NIHR, SDO, and EU amongst others.
- Circumstances of hospital admissions in palliative care: A cross-sectional survey of patients admitted to hospital with palliative care needs. Palliative Medicine, 32(5), 1030-1036.
- The impact of the environment on patient experiences of hospital admissions in palliative care. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care, 8(4), 485-492. View this article in WRRO
- What do we know about different models of providing palliative care? Findings from a systematic review of reviews. Palliative Medicine, 31(9), 781-797. View this article in WRRO
- Predictors of patient-related benefit, burden and feeling safe in relation to hospital admissions in palliative care: A cross-sectional survey.. Palliative Medicine. View this article in WRRO
- Stakeholder involvement throughout health technology assessment: an example from palliative care. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, 33(5), 552-561. View this article in WRRO
- Specialist palliative care nursing and the philosophy of palliative care: a critical discussion. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 23(7), 352-358. View this article in WRRO
- What cost components are relevant for economic evaluations of palliative care, and what approaches are used to measure these costs? A systematic review.. Palliative Medicine, 31(4), 323-337. View this article in WRRO
- Lay and professional stakeholder involvement in scoping palliative care issues: Methods used in seven European countries. Palliative Medicine, 31(2), 181-192. View this article in WRRO
- The 'problematisation' of palliative care in hospital: an exploratory review of international palliative care policy in five countries.. BMC Palliat Care, 15(1), 64-64. View this article in WRRO
- Exploring the transition from curative care to palliative care: a systematic review of the literature. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care, 5(4), 335-342. View this article in WRRO
- A qualitative study exploring the benefits of hospital admissions from the perspectives of patients with palliative care needs. Palliative Medicine, 29(8), 703-710. View this article in WRRO
- Can comprehensive specialised end-of-life care be provided at home? Lessons from a study of an innovative consultant-led community service in the UK.. Eur J Cancer Care (Engl), 24(2), 253-266. View this article in WRRO
- The provision of emotional labour by health care assistants caring for dying cancer patients in the community: A qualitative study into the experiences of health care assistants and bereaved family carers. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 52(1), 271-279. View this article in WRRO
- 'You have to be mindful of whose story it is': the challenges of undertaking life story work with people with dementia and their family carers.. Dementia (London), 14(2), 238-256. View this article in WRRO
- Economic impact of hospitalisations among patients in the last year of life: an observational study.. Palliat Med, 28(5), 422-429. View this article in WRRO
- Patient and family experiences of palliative care in hospital: what do we know? An integrative review.. Palliat Med, 28(1), 18-33. View this article in WRRO
- Autonomy and choice in palliative care: Time for a new model?. Journal of Advanced Nursing. View this article in WRRO
- Palliative care for frail older people: A crosssectional survey of patients at two hospitals in England. Progress in Palliative Care, 21(5), 272-277. View this article in WRRO
- Prevalence and predictors of transition to a palliative care approach among hospital inpatients in England. Journal of Palliative Care, 29(3), 147-153.
- Exploring education and training needs among the palliative care workforce.. BMJ Support Palliat Care, 3(2), 207-212.
- Awareness contexts revisited: indeterminacy in initiating discussions at the end-of-life.. J Adv Nurs, 69(12), 2654-2664.
- A narrative literature review of older people's cancer pain experience.. J Clin Nurs, 22(15-16), 2100-2113.
- Symptom burden, palliative care need and predictors of physical and psychological discomfort in two UK hospitals.. BMC Palliat Care, 12, 11. View this article in WRRO
- Extent of palliative care need in the acute hospital setting: a survey of two acute hospitals in the UK.. Palliat Med, 27(1), 76-83. View this article in WRRO
- Perceived risks around choice and decision making at end-of-life: a literature review.. Palliat Med, 27(1), 38-53.
- Economic analysis of potentially avoidable hospital admissions in patients with palliative care needs. Progress in Palliative Care, 20(3), 147-153.
- Attitudes of health care professionals to opioid prescribing in end-of-life care: a qualitative focus group study.. J Pain Symptom Manage, 44(2), 206-214.
- Factors supporting good partnership working between generalist and specialist palliative care services: a systematic review.. Br J Gen Pract, 62(598), e353-e362.
- Attitudes of health care professionals to opioid prescribing in end-of-life care: A qualitative focus group study. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 44(2), 206-214.
- The hospital environment for end of life care of older adults and their families: an integrative review.. J Adv Nurs, 68(5), 981-993.
- Barriers and facilitators to the receipt of palliative care for people with dementia: the views of medical and nursing staff.. Palliat Med, 26(7), 879-886.
- 'That's part of everybody's job': the perspectives of health care staff in England and New Zealand on the meaning and remit of palliative care.. Palliat Med, 26(3), 232-241.
- How can we improve palliative care provision for older people? Global perspectives.. BMJ Support Palliat Care, 1(2), 115-116.
- Exploring health professionals' views regarding the optimum physical environment for palliative and end of life care in the acute hospital setting: a qualitative study.. BMJ Support Palliat Care, 1(2), 162-166.
- The role of health care assistants in supporting district nurses and family carers to deliver palliative care at home: findings from an evaluation project.. J Clin Nurs, 20(13-14), 2043-2052.
- An exploration of spiritual needs of Taiwanese patients with advanced cancer during the therapeutic processes. J CLIN NURS, 20(7-8), 950-959.
- Most hospices and palliative care programmes in the USA serve people with dementia; lack of awareness, need for respite care and reimbursement policies are the main barriers to providing this care.. Evid Based Nurs.
- Barriers to providing palliative care for older people in acute hospitals.. Age Ageing, 40(2), 233-238. View this article in WRRO
- Exploring the transition from curative to palliative care: A systematic review of the literature.. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care, 1, 56-63.
- A narrative literature review of the evidence regarding the economic impact of avoidable hospitalizations amongst palliative care patients in the UK. Progress in Palliative Care, 19(6), 291-298.
- Exploring the Extent of Communication surrounding Transitions to Palliative Care in Heart Failure: The perspectives of health care professionals. J PALLIAT CARE, 27(2), 107-116.
- Exploring the extent of communication surrounding transitions to palliative care in heart failure: The perspectives of health care professionals. Journal of Palliative Care, 27(2), 107-116.
- Transitions to palliative care in acute hospitals in England: qualitative study. BRIT MED J, 342.
- Commentary on Green AJ & De-Vries K (2010) Cannabis use in palliative care--an examination of the evidence and the implications for nurses. Journal of Clinical Nursing 19, 2454-2462.. J Clin Nurs, 19(21-22), 3253-3255.
- Actively involving people with dementia in qualitative research.. J Clin Nurs, 19(13-14), 1935-1943.
- Sex, menopause and social context: a qualitative study with heterosexual women.. J Health Psychol, 15(5), 724-733.
- Falling research in the NHS Research passports haven't streamlined processes. BRIT MED J, 340.
- The use of life story work with people with dementia to enhance person-centred care.. Int J Older People Nurs, 5(2), 148-158.
- Commentary on Huang Y, Yates P & Prior D (2009) Factors influencing oncology nurses' approach to accommodating cultural needs in palliative care. Journal of Clinical Nursing 18, 3421-3429.. J Clin Nurs, 19(7-8), 1179-1181.
- Commentary on Metcalfe A, Pumphrey R & Clifford C (2009) Hospice nurses' and genetics: implications for end-of-life care'. Journal of Clinical Nursing 19, 192-207.. J Clin Nurs, 19(7-8), 1182-1184.
- Commentary on Cronfalk BS, Ternstedt BM & Strang P (2009) 'Soft tissue massage: early intervention for relatives whose family members died in palliative cancer care'. Journal of Clinical Nursing 19, 1040-1048.. J Clin Nurs, 19(7-8), 1189-1192.
- Unpacking the Politics of Evaluation: A Dramaturgical Analysis. Evaluation, 16(4), 431-444.
- Communication surrounding transitions to palliative care in heart failure: A review and discussion of the literature. Progress in Palliative Care, 18(5), 281-290.
- Barriers to achieving care at home at the end of life: transferring patients between care settings using patient transport services.. Palliat Med, 23(8), 723-730.
- Commentary on Tang W-R (2009) Hospice family caregivers' quality of life. Journal of Clinical Nursing 18, 2563-2572.. J Clin Nurs, 18(24), 3516-3519.
- How to improve end of life care in acute hospitals.. Nurs Older People, 21(7), 26-29.
- Commentary on Hewison A, Badger F, Clifford C & Thomas K (2009) Delivering 'Gold Standards' in end-of-life care in care homes: a question of teamwork? Journal of Clinical Nursing 18, 1757-1766.. J Clin Nurs, 18(12), 1812-1815.
- Supporting people who have dementia to die with dignity.. Nurs Older People, 21(5), 18-23.
- The beginning of the end (of life care strategy).. J Clin Nurs, 18(7), 935-937.
- Commentary on Birch D and Draper J (2008) A critical literature review exploring the challenges of delivering effective palliative care to older people with dementia. Journal of Clinical Nursing 17, 1144-1163.. J Clin Nurs, 18(1), 150-152.
- The Research Excellence Framework (REF): A major impediment to free and informed debate?. INT J NURS STUD, 45(4), 487-488.
- WITHDRAWN: The Research Excellence Framework (REF): A major impediment to free and informed debate?. Int J Nurs Stud.
- Palliative care for all? A review of the evidence in community hospitals.. Int J Palliat Nurs, 13(8), 392-399.
- A survey of the perspectives of specialist palliative care providers in the UK of inpatient respite.. Palliat Med, 18(8), 692-697.
- Evaluation of a scheme to enhance palliative cancer care in rural Wales. SUPPORT CARE CANCER, 12(10), 683-691.
- Carer satisfaction with end-of-life care in Powys, Wales: a cross-sectional survey.. Health Soc Care Community, 12(1), 43-52.
- JAN Forum: your views and letters. Response to: Watson's guest editorial 'Scientific methods are the only credible way forward for nursing research', Journal of advanced Nursing 43, 219-220.. J Adv Nurs, 44(5), 547-548.
- Impact of the Powys Macmillan GP clinical facilitator project: views of health-care professionals.. Int J Palliat Nurs, 9(12), 528-533.
- Respite in palliative care: a review and discussion of the literature.. Palliat Med, 17(7), 567-575.
- Specialist palliative care: patients' experiences.. J Adv Nurs, 44(1), 24-33.
- Hypnotherapy and cognitive-behaviour therapy in cancer care: the patients' view.. Eur J Cancer Care (Engl), 12(2), 137-142.
- An evaluation of a Macmillan GP clinical facilitator project: the post-holders' perspective. Primary Health Care Research and Development, 4(2), 177-186.
- JAN Forum: Your views and letters (multiple letters). Journal of Advanced Nursing, 44(5), 546-547.
- Introducing a professional doctorate in nursing and midwifery.. Br J Nurs, 10(22), 1469-1476.
- Rural palliative care needs: a survey of primary care professionals in Powys, Wales.. Int J Palliat Nurs, 7(12), 610-615.
- Needs assessment for palliative care: three projects compared.. Palliat Med, 15(5), 398-404.
- Analysing qualitative data: examples from two studies of end-of-life care.. Int J Palliat Nurs, 7(5), 227-233.
- Support and supervision in palliative care research.. Palliat Med, 14(5), 441-446.
- Reactions of general practitioners, district nurses and specialist providers to the development of a community palliative care service. Primary Health Care Research and Development, 1(1), 15-27.
- Formative evaluation and its relevance to palliative care.. Palliat Med, 12(3), 197-203.
- Multidisciplinary case study as an approach to the evaluation of palliative care services: two example. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 3(6), 335-339.
- The costs of unpaid labour: The use of voluntary staff in the King's Mill Hospice. HEALTH SOC CARE COMM, 5(3), 198-208.
- GENDER AND LEARNING - DOES EMOTION MAKE A DIFFERENCE. HIGH EDUC, 30(3), 323-335.
- Quality assurance in palliative care: some of the problems.. Eur J Cancer Care (Engl), 4(1), 38-44.
- SUCCESSFUL SELECTION INTERVIEWING - ANDERSON,N, SHACKLETON,V. J MANAGE STUD, 31(3), 446-446.
- Physiotherapy audit in palliative care. Physiotherapy, 80(12), 848.
- Quality assurance. Audit in palliative care: a senior nurse perspective.. Nurs Stand, 7(41 QA), 8-9.
- Mixed methods for evaluation research, Research Methods in Palliative Care (pp. 191-210). Oxford University Press
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Conference proceedings papers
- Tailoring methods of stakeholder involvement - does one size fit all?. European Journal of Public Health, Vol. 26(suppl_1)
- View this article in WRRO How do patients respond to end-of-life status?. Nursing Times, Vol. 110(11) (pp 21-23)
- Helping patients to die at home: carers' views on home care with the midhurst macmillan specialist palliative care service.. BMJ Support Palliat Care, Vol. 4 Suppl 1 (pp A17-A18). England View this article in WRRO
- Patient and public involvement in scope development for a palliative care health technology assessment in europe.. BMJ Support Palliat Care, Vol. 4 Suppl 1 (pp A40-A41). England View this article in WRRO
- How do perceptions of risk shape 'choice' in end-of-life care?. BMJ Support Palliat Care, Vol. 4 Suppl 1 (pp A28). England
- A QUALITATIVE STUDY OF THE CHANGES IN SEXUAL LIFE WOMEN CAN EXPERIENCE AT MIDLIFE AND MENOPAUSE. J SEX MED, Vol. 8 (pp 225-225)
- Transitions to palliative care for older people in acute hospitals in the UK. AUSTRALAS J AGEING, Vol. 28 (pp A58-A58)
- Professional activities
I am currently REF Consultant to three UK Universities and continue to undertake Consultancy work at a number of UK Universities, as well as being involved in work for a number of international Research Councils. I also continue to undertake PhD Examinations.