Institute of Health & Society
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University of Worcester
2014 - MSc Advancing Practice (Distinction)
2010 - Non-Medical Prescribing qualification
2009 - BSc Applied Professional Studies (Palliative Care)
2005 - Diploma in Palliative Care
Institute of Counselling
Diploma in Clinical and Pastoral Counselling
Certificate in Grief and Bereavement Counselling
University of Central England / John Taylor Hospice
1998 - ENB 931 Care of the dying person and their family
In-house work-based training courses
Advanced communication skills
Breaking bad news
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Skills for palliative care clinicians
Queen Elizabeth College of Nursing, Birmingham
1994 - RGN Certificate
Wendy is a part-time PhD student in the Institute of Health and Society at the University of Worcester. She is also a Queen’s Nurse.
Wendy’s main research interests are palliative/end of life care and homelessness. She is currently conducting an interpretive phenomenology into the end of life priorities of homeless adults in the UK.
Her supervisors are :
Dr Theresa Mitchell (Director of studies), Dr Brian Nyatanga and Dr Paul Snelling
Wendy was awarded a Florence Nightingale Foundation Research Scholarship is very grateful to the FNF foundation and also to The Band Trust for funding the first year of her PhD.
Prior to commencing her PhD, Wendy carried out a phenomenological enquiry into the perceptions of hostel staff regarding hostel-based palliative care for homeless people.
In addition to working towards her PhD, Wendy works as a palliative care nurse (prescriber) at a local Hospice (Myton Hospice, Warwick). She also works in a voluntary capacity with homeless people in Birmingham City Centre (BCM Care Centre).
Publications and Conference Presentations
These can all be accessed via Wendy’s researchgate profile page below but they include:
Poster presentation at National Palliative Care Congress – March 2016, Glasgow.
Poster presentation at National Homeless Health conference (QNi) – March 2016, London
Publication in QNi Homeless Health magazine; e-article for Queen's Nursing Institute publication: Homeless Health News no 46 March 2016
Oral presentation at Hospice UK national Conference – Nov 2015, Liverpool
IJPN Journal article publication – May 2015 ‘When dying at home is not an option: An exploration of the perception of hostel staff regarding the provision of hostel-based palliative care to homeless people’. 2015 : May 21(5):236-244
IJPN Journal article publication – Nov 2011 ‘Evaluating the impact of nurse independent prescribing in a weekend clinical nurse specialist service. 2011 : Nov (11):537-543
Poster presentation at two national conferences (Help the Hospices 2011 and Iain Rennie Grove Hospice 2012)
Shared practice example accepted for publication on the National Prescribing Centre website