Patient and family caregiver treatment decision-making in specialist palliative care

Specialist palliative care is focused on the management of complex physical, psychological, and emotional symptoms of patients living with an eventually fatal condition and their caregivers. This project will constitute preliminary data to generate a framework for how patients and family caregivers in specialist palliative care can support each other in treatment decision-making.


Faculty of Health Sciences Dean’s Research Initiatives Fund

Research Team

Dr Geraldine Foley (PI), Co-investigators – Prof. Andrew Davies (TCD, UCD, and Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services) and Dr Michael Connolly (UCD and Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services).

Research Collaborators

Dr Norma O’Leary (St. James’s Hospital Dublin & Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services)