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

Experiences of breast cancer in Arab countries: a thematic synthesis
Fearon, D., Hughes, S., Brearley, S. 1/02/2020 In: Quality of Life Research. 29, 2, p. 313-324. 12 p.
Journal article

The experiences of family members witnessing the diminishing drinking of a dying relative: An adapted meta-narrative literature review
Pettifer, A., Froggatt, K., Hughes, S. 1/10/2019 In: Palliative Medicine. 33, 9, p. 1146-1157. 12 p.
Journal article

Perceptions of a Good Death in Children with Life-Shortening Conditions: An Integrative Review
Chong, P.H., Walshe, C., Hughes, S. 1/06/2019 In: Journal of Palliative Medicine. 22, 6, p. 714-723 . 10 p.
Journal article

Team approaches in palliative care: a review of the literature
Fernando, G.V.M.C., Hughes, S. 2/09/2019 In: International Journal of Palliative Nursing. 25, 9, p. 444-451. 8 p.
Journal article

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