Dr Mary Turner

Frontline Adviser/Research Fellow

Research Overview

My research expertise is in palliative and end of life care, and over the past 10 years I have undertaken research in a range of care settings, including hospices, hospitals, care homes and prisons. I have expertise in qualitative and mixed methods. I have recently completed a Marie Curie-funded action research study on end of life care for prisoners. I am also an advisor for the NIHR Research Design Service North West.

"We call it jail craft": the erosion of the protective discourses drawn on by prison officers dealing with ageing and dying prisoners in the neoliberal, carceral system
Peacock, M., Turner, M., Varey, S. 7/04/2017 In: Sociology.
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Palliative care in UK prisons: practical and emotional challenges for staff and fellow prisoners
Turner, M., Peacock, M. 18/01/2017 In: Journal of Correctional Health Care. 23, 1, p. 56-65. 10 p.
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Caring for a dying spouse at the end of life: “It’s one of the things you volunteer for when you get married”: a qualitative study of the oldest carers’ experiences
Turner, J.M., King, C., Milligan, C., Thomas, C., Brearley, S.G., Seamark, D., Wang, X., Blake, S., Payne, S.A. 05/2016 In: Age and Ageing. 45, 3, p. 421-426. 6 p.
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Improving palliative care for prisoners: the 'both sides of the fence' study
Turner, J.M. 03/2016 In: Prison Service Journal. 224
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Unpacking the impact of older adults' home death on family care-givers' experiences of home
Milligan, C., Turner, J.M., Blake, S., Brearley, S.G., Seamark, D., Thomas, C.J., Wang, X., Payne, S.A. 03/2016 In: Health and Place. 38, p. 103-111. 9 p.
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Patient and public involvement in research and the Cancer Experiences Collaborative: benefits and challenges
Froggatt, K., Preston, N., Turner, M., Kerr, C. 12/2015 In: BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care. 5, 5, p. 518-521. 4 p.
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Care for people in prison
Turner, M., Peacock, M. 20/11/2015 In: Palliative care nursing at a glance. Wiley ISBN: 9781118759219.
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Family carers providing support to a person dying in the home setting: a narrative literature review
Morris, S., King, C., Turner, M., Payne, S. 06/2015 In: Palliative Medicine. 29, 6, p. 487–495. 9 p.
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Managing end of life medications at home-accounts of bereaved family carers: a qualitative interview study
Payne, S., Turner, M., Seamark, D., Thomas, C., Brearley, S., Wang, X., Blake, S., Milligan, C. 06/2015 In: BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care. 5, 2, p. 181-188. 8 p.
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The study protocol of: 'Initiating end of life care in stroke: Clinical decision-making around prognosis
Burton, C., Payne, S., Turner, M., Bucknall, T., Rycroft-Malone, J., Tyrrell, P., Horne, M., Ntambwe, L.I., Tyson, S., Mitchell, H., Williams, S., Elghenzai, S. 5/12/2014 In: BMC Palliative Care. 13, 8 p.
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Dying at home: a qualitative study of family carers' views of support provided by GPs community staff
Seamark, D., Blake, S., Brearley, S.G., Milligan, C., Thomas, C., Turner, M., Wang, X., Payne, S. 1/12/2014 In: British Journal of General Practice. 64, 629, p. e796-803. 8 p.
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Research in palliative care: can hospices afford not to be involved?
Payne, S.A., Preston, N.J., Turner, J.M., Rolls, L. 10/2013 Help the Hospices. 42 p.
Commissioned report

Age UK: Supporting Older Carers of Those Nearing the End of Life: Lancaster University Evaluation of Six Pilot Projects
Morbey, H., Payne, S., Froggatt, K., Milligan, C., Turner, M. 09/2013 Lancaster University. 69 p.
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The perspectives of bereaved family carers on dying at home: the study protocol of 'unpacking the home: family carers' reflections on dying at home
Payne, S., Brearley, S., Milligan, C., Seamark, D., Thomas, C., Wang, X., Blake, S., Turner, M. 22/11/2012 In: BMC Palliative Care. 11, 5 p.
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Methods of building and improving the research capacity of hospices
Turner, M., Payne, S. 2012 In: European Journal of Palliative Care. 19, 1, p. 34-37. 4 p.
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Mandatory communication skills training for cancer and palliative care staff: does one size fit all?
Turner, M., Payne, S., O'Brien, T. 12/2011 In: European Journal of Oncology Nursing. 15, 5, p. 398-403. 6 p.
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Care or custody?: an evaluation of palliative care in prisons in North West England
Turner, M., Payne, S., Barbarachild, Z. 06/2011 In: Palliative Medicine. 25, 4, p. 370-377. 8 p.
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Palliative care for prisoners
Turner, M., Payne, S. 2011 In: Death, dying, and social differences. Oxford : Oxford University Press p. 200-206. 7 p. ISBN: 9780199599295.
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Psychological issues for the patient with breast cancer
Rogers, J., Turner, M. 2011 In: Breast cancer nursing. Chichester : Blackwell Publishing Ltd p. 309-328. 20 p. ISBN: 9781405198660.
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Governance in changing times : the experiences of hospice trustees in the United Kingdom.
Turner, M., Payne, S. 12/2009 In: Palliative Medicine. 23, 8, p. 718-722. 5 p.
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How notorious do dying prisoners need to be to receive high quality end-of-life care?
Turner, M., Barbarachild, Z., Kidd, H., Payne, S. 2009 In: International Journal of Palliative Nursing. 15, 10, p. 472-3. 2 p.
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Uncovering the hidden volunteers in palliative care: a survey of hospice trustees in the United Kingdom
Turner, M., Payne, S. 12/2008 In: Palliative Medicine. 22, 8, p. 973-974. 2 p.
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Practice development in palliative care.
Froggatt, K., Turner, M. 2008 In: Palliative care nursing : principles and evidence for practice. Maidenhead : McGraw Hill p. 643-659. 17 p. ISBN: 0335221815.
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Research methodologies in palliative care: a bibliometric analysis
Payne, S., Turner, M. 2008 In: Palliative Medicine. 22, 4, p. 336-42. 7 p.
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Implications of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 on advance care planning at the end of life
Foster, J., Turner, M. 19/09/2007 In: Nursing Standard. 22, 2, p. 35-39. 5 p.
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Involvement or over-involvement? Using grounded theory to explore the complexities of nurse-patient relationships
Turner, M. 09/1999 In: European Journal of Oncology Nursing. 3, 3, p. 153-160. 8 p.
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