The aim of the International Observatory on End of Life Care is to undertake high quality research, clinical studies, evaluation, education, advocacy and consultancy to improve palliative and end of life care for patients and family carers. The Observatory works closely with the local health and social care community in the North West, as well as nationally and internationally. We offer a range of methodological and theoretical expertise drawn from clinical and social science perspectives.
Our aims are to improve palliative and end of life care for patients and carers, and they include:
Our research focuses upon the following areas:
Established in 2003, the International Observatory on End of Life Care is now a globally recognised centre of excellence for research in palliative and end of life care. Since the early days the range of work undertaken at the Observatory has expanded dramatically and the numbers of staff, students, honorary members and associates have increased commensurately.
Director: Professor Sheila Payne (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dr. Catherine Walshe will become the Co-Director of the International Observatory on End of Life Care from 1st January 2014. She will be sharing the role with Professor Sheila Payne over the next 12 months. After her retirement, Sheila will be focusing on her research and international leadership role.
"This is an important opportunity, which I am really going to enjoy, and the role is very closely allied to my research interests" said Dr. Walshe, who is also Editor-in-Chief and long serving editorial team member of Palliative Medicine, the key international journal in this field.