Proxy Decision-Making

NIHR Fellowship Project Exploring Research Involving Adults Lacking Capacity To Consent – Our Public And Patient Involvement Journey

Posted on 28 October 2019 by Victoria Shepherd

Project exploring research involving adults who lack capacity to consent For the past 3 years I have been conducting a project exploring the ethical, legal, and practical challenges that may be encountered when involving people with impaired capacity in research. The project, titled ‘Informed consent and proxy decision making in research involving adults lacking capacity:
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Person-Centred Care In Care Homes – What Are The Outcomes That Matter? 

Posted on 9 July 2018 by Victoria Shepherd

Person-Centred Care In Care Homes Person-centred care has become firmly embedded in care home settings, policies, and guidance over that last two decades. NICE guidelines promote integrated and person-centred approaches, inspection frameworks for older adults evaluate whether timely, appropriate person centred care has been delivered, and new social care legislation introduced in Wales puts the
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From NHS Critical Care Nurse To NIHR Researcher

Posted on 31 March 2017 by Victoria Shepherd

Background I first became interested in how decisions are made for those who are unable to make their own decisions during my clinical role as a critical care nurse. In an environment where extremely sick patients are unconscious and reliant on technology to support them through their critical illness, other people are required to make
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