one person in bed, one person sitting holding his handHealthcare professionals supporting patients and caregivers in end-of-life care decision making

Healthcare professionals in palliative care are tasked with negotiating complex decisions with patients and family caregivers about end-of-life care. This study aims to 1) identify barriers and facilitators for healthcare professionals in palliative care for supporting patients and their family caregivers in decision making for end-of-life care; and 2) to examine the impact of the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015 on healthcare professionals’ abilities and practices to facilitate patient and family caregiver end-of-life care decision making.


School of Medicine Research Seed Funding

Research Team

Dr Geraldine Foley (PI), Dr Hannah Featherstone (St. Francis Hospice Dublin), and Dr Regina McQuillan (RCSI, Beaumont Hospital Dublin & St. Francis Hospice Dublin).