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Nursing for long-term health

Nursing for long-term health

The Centre for Nursing for Long Term Health aims to promote health and well-being of people living with long term health challenges by enhancing care practices and professional development of care workers through education, research and scholarship 

Supporting people with long term conditions is one of the largest and growing areas of care.  Nurses comprise the biggest health care staff group and working with individuals, families and carers, are fundamental to ensuring high quality care. The Nursing for Long Term Health Research Centre focuses upon creating knowledge, informing cutting-edge nursing practice and empowering people to manage their own complex conditions.  

The Centre has key research programmes across the life course, focused on promoting health and wellbeing in those living with long-term health needs through enabling practices across health and social care services. Due to the fast-changing world of health care, the Centre’s activities are underpinned by a focus on transformative technology, exploring new ways of working and delivering care in 21st Century practice. Our research draws across a range of methodologies, and has reach and impact internationally, nationally and regionally. 

Our research areas

Fundamental clinical care practices

Fundamental clinical care practices

This area of research focuses on fundamental dimensions of nursing care, including assessment activity, interventions and outcomes of practice implementation, particularly in support of those living with long term health conditions

Nursing leadership and practice development

Nursing leadership and practice development

Nurses are the largest health care staff group; supporting people with long term conditions is one of the largest and growing areas of care. The focus of this research programme is to enhance organisational cultures that support person-centred care for people with long-term health needs

Palliative and end of life care

Palliative and end of life care

Our research in this area aims to develop, design and deliver research which evaluates and improves palliative and end of life care delivered by practitioners

Vulnerable and marginalised groups

Vulnerable and marginalised groups

Under this programme of research, we are exploring the experiences of those living with long term conditions, including their experiences of health and well-being and access to services

Doctoral students

A large number of doctoral students are benefitting through their engagement with the Nursing for Long-term Health Research Centre and are also contributing to the work of the Centre.  Doctoral students are working on projects as diverse as end-of-life care, the impact of forced migration, quality of life in patients with Down Syndrome, dementia care and much more.  For more information about doctoral study in the Nursing for Long-term Health Research Centre contact Dr Leslie Gelling (lgelling@bournemouth.ac.uk).  

Latest news from Nursing for long-term health

New paper published in Nurse Education Today!

The scoping review, “Closing the gap on nurse retention: A scoping review of implications for undergraduate education”, explored the literature for connections between nursing and social work undergraduate education and post-qualification retention.