The Hospice’s Centre for Education and Research has developed Research Matters, which is our research strategy and leads on implementing a research framework for the Hospice.
REVOLUTION is a new research study at St Columba’s Hospice Care that aims to find out about people living with cancer. The four areas the study will investigate are - symptoms and quality of life, physical activity, weight loss and inflammation. Our aim for the study is that it will give us a greater insight into how the physical symptoms and signs of cancer are related to underlying biological processes.
Pictured: our medical research fellow, Rebekah, with a Bio-Impedance Analyser which helps us measure key information about nutritional status.
Examining the effect of exercise and diet in the rehabilitation of patients with cancer.
Examining the transformative effects of Virtual Reality and its impact on health and wellbeing in a hospice setting.
Exploring the role of dietician intervention in a hospice setting and the benefits of person-centred nutritional care.
A research project looking at the support available for people with palliative care needs ‘out of hours’ in Scotland.