Dr Sean Hughes

Lecturer in Palliative Care

Research Overview

My research interests centre on palliative and end of life care. Specifically, I am interested in how services are organised and in the experiences of those who commission, manage, deliver and use them. Arising from many years as a specialist palliative care social worker, I have a particular interest in psychosocial palliative care and in how social care for those living at home in the last year of life is delivered and expereinced. I retain an interest in bereavement and in the specific palliative and end of life care needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people.

Selected Publications

What are the fears and support needs of those living alone in the last year of life and who responds?
Hughes, S., Preston, N.J., Varey, S.E., Payne, S.A., van der Eerden, M., Schwabe, S., Busa, C., van Beek, K., Van Ende, S., Csikos, A., Groot, M. 30/09/2016
Conference paper

Towards integration of palliative care in patients with chronic heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a systematic literature review of European guidelines and pathways
Siouta, N., van Beek, K., Preston, N.J., Hasselaar, J., Hughes, S., Payne, S.A., Garralda, E., Centeno, C., van der Eerden, M., Groot, M., Hodiamont, F., Radbruch, L., Busa, C., Csikos, A., Menten, J. 13/02/2016 In: BMC Palliative Care. 15, 18, 12 p.
Journal article

BMC Palliative Care (Journal)
Editorial activity

  • International Observatory on End of Life Care