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Research themes and objectives

Our research themes are broad and include Medical research, Nursing & Psychosocial research, Emotional & Physical Therapy research, and Workforce research. Future areas that we are particularly keen to develop are systems, symptom management, and education.

Some examples of the research Shooting Star Children’s Hospices staff have conducted in collaboration with the hospice can be found on this page.

Nursing & Psychosocial research

Burke, K., … Anderson, A.K., et al., 2018:

The ‘surprise’ question in paediatric palliative care: A prospective cohort study.

Emotional & Physical Therapy Research

Kammin, V. & Tilley, H., 2013:

Rocks and Pebbles: a post-bereavement sibling’s support group using music to explore grief.

Workforce Research

Liossi, C., Anderson, A.K., et al., 2016:

Development of research priorities in paediatric pain and palliative care.