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Congratulations to Dr Maura Dowling and colleagues in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at NUI Galway on their new paper “Providing care for a person with late-stage dementia at home: What are carers’ experiences?”, which was published recently in Dementia. The paper presents the findings of Laura Dempsey’s PhD study, supervised by Maura.

Laura conducted semi-structured interviews with current and past carers of a family member with late-stage dementia to explore their experiences in providing end-of-life care. Data were analysed using interpretative phenomenological analysis.

Laura Dempsey is a lecturer in the School of Nursing & Midwifery at NUI Galway and director of the Master / Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (Palliative Care) programme. Laura’s research interests are in dementia and end of life care which are the focus of her PhD research.

Dr Maura Dowling is a Senior Lecturer within the School of Nursing and Midwifery at NUI Galway, and director of the Master of Health Sciences (Oncology nursing) programme. Maura’s main research activities are focused on oncology and haematology survivorship issues. Maura is a member of our QUESTS Research Working Group.