Dr Michelle Winslow
BA (Hons) PhD
Division of Nursing and Midwifery, Health Sciences School
University Teacher in Adult Palliative and End of Life Care
Director of Student Recruitment
+44 114 222 2077
Full contact details
Division of Nursing and Midwifery, Health Sciences School
Barber House Annexe
3 Clarkehouse Road
I joined the Division of Nursing and Midwifery (DNM) in January 2014 from the Academic Unit of Supportive Care, where I worked on numerous palliative care and end of life studies. Within the DNM I am Director of Student Recruitment and in a teaching capacity work with undergraduate, postgraduate, foundation and CPD programmes.
I also lead the Oral History Group which focuses on oral history research in healthcare and collaborates with palliative care providers in establishing oral history projects. Key to this work has been the development of a bespoke training and development programme for hospices and palliative care centres to enable delivery of oral history projects within their centres that complement experience of care.
- Research interests
My research interests are palliative care and end of life issues, oral history and life story methodologies, qualitative research methods, medical humanities, history of medicine.
Oral History in Palliative Care. Sheffield Macmillan Unit for Palliative Care, Northern General Hospital. I established this project in 2007, it is open-ended and subject to funding. The project creates life history recordings with patients as personal and family records and for use in research and education.
- View this article in WRRO The development of oral history with users of palliative care services in the UK. Sociological Problems, 51(1), 26-37.
- A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial of a Holistic Needs Assessment Questionnaire in a Supportive and Palliative Care Service. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 50(5), 587-598. View this article in WRRO
- OA19 Can oral history in palliative care influence the well-being of participants and the bereaved?. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care, 5(Suppl 1), A6.2-A6.
- 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. European Journal of Cancer Care, 24(2), 253-266. View this article in WRRO
- Consumer views on a new holistic screening tool for supportive and palliative-care needs: Sheffield Profile for Assessment and Referral for Care (SPARC): a survey of self-help support groups in health care. Health Expectations, 18(4), 562-577.
- HOW DOES PROVIDING AN ORAL HISTORY AT THE END OF LIFE INFLUENCE WELL-BEING OF THE INDIVIDUAL AND THE BEREAVED?. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care, 4(Suppl 1), A16.2-A16.
- P56 Recording voices. Why is oral history important in palliative care and bereavement?. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care, 3(Suppl 1), A29.3-A30.
- Attitudes of Health Care Professionals to Opioid Prescribing in End-of-Life Care: A Qualitative Focus Group Study. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management.
- Narrative interventions with patients in healthcare: a literature review. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care, 2(Suppl 1), A27.2-A27.
- Feasibility study of the sheffield profile for assessment and referral for care. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care, 2(Suppl 1), A43.3-A44.
- 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.
- Can oral history improve healthcare professionals understanding of patients in palliative care?. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care, 1(2), 199-199.
- Health care professionals' preferences for extending mammographic breast screening to the over 70s. Journal of Geriatric Oncology, 2(1), 1-10.
- The views of older women towards mammographic screening: a qualitative and quantitative study. British Journal of Cancer, 102(10), 1461-1467. View this article in WRRO
- Extension of mammographic screening to the over 70s: a study of patient and health care professional opinion. European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO), 35(11), 1236-1236.
- The views of older women (> 70yrs) towards mammographic screening in the elderly: a qualitative study. PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY, 18(3), 307-308.
- Recording lives: The benefits of an oral history service. European Journal of Palliative Care, 16(3), 128-130.
- Oral history in radiography: Listening to pioneers. Radiography, 15, e62-e66.
- The views of older women (>70 years) towards mammographic screening: A qualitative study. European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO), 34(10), 1197-1197.
- Consumer views on a new screening tool for supportive care needs: A survey of user groups representing a range of diagnoses. PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY, 16(3), 271-272.
- US physicians' attitudes concerning euthanasia and physician-assisted death: A systematic literature review. Mortality, 10(1), 43-52.
- Stories of cancer pain: a historical perspective. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 29(1), 22-31.
- The measurement of pain, 1945–2000. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 29(1), 14-21.
- Pain and palliative care: the emergence of new specialties. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 29(1), 2-13.
- Changing technologies of cancer pain relief: case studies of innovation. Progress in Palliative Care, 12(3), 123-133.
- Changing technologies of cancer pain relief: themes from the twentieth century. Progress in Palliative Care, 11(5), 256-260.
- Book reviews. Immigrants & Minorities, 15(3), 281-298.
- ‘Oral Cancer is a Punishment for my Sins’: Oral Histories of Oral Cancer, Fatalism and Islamic Religious Beliefs in Pakistan. Journal of Religion and Health.
- A History of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 61-71.
- Social policy and care of older people at the end of life, Death and Social Policy in Challenging Times (pp. 17-34).
- Ethical Challenges in the Oral History of Medicine Oxford University Press
- The Poles in Britain, 1940-2000 Routledge
Conference proceedings papers
- HELPING PATIENTS TO DIE AT HOME: CARERS' VIEWS ON HOME CARE WITH THE MIDHURST MACMILLAN SPECIALIST PALLIATIVE CARE SERVICE. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care, Vol. 4(Suppl 1) (pp A17.3-A18) View this article in WRRO
- 631 The views of older women regarding mammographic screening: a qualitative and quantitative study. European Journal of Cancer Supplements, Vol. 8(3) (pp 242-242)
- Teaching interests
Oral history in palliative care; inequalities in health; research skills.
- Professional activities and memberships
I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
I have leading roles with the Oral History Society (UK), as Trustee, accredited trainer and Regional Network Representative (S. Yorkshire).