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Exploring death and dying in the UK: public perspectives (EDDUK).

04 November 2019

The study will explore public perspectives and experiences of death and dying in different care settings and conditions within the UK, and establish concerns and priorities for end of life care.
we want to find out:
• if people think that death and dying are ‘taboo’ subjects
• what concerns people most about the prospect of dying
• where people would like to be cared for, and where they would prefer to die
• what people think about balancing quality of life and length of life


  • Members of the public aged 18 and over
  • Individuals and
  • Social/community groups who might wish to take part together.
  • Living in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, or Leicestershire
  • The study involves taking part in a single interview or a series of discussion groups in a location suitable for you.
  • For more information please get in touch or download the information sheet from our website. https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/Research/Groups/ncare/Exploring-Death-and-Dying-in-the-UK-EDDUK/Project-overview.aspx

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Ethical approval

This study has been approved by the University of Nottingham's Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Research Ethics Committee ref: 385-1909 (8th October 2019)

About the researcher

The team is led by Professor Kristian Pollock and includes Dr. Eleanor Wilson and Dr. Glenys Caswell. We are all experienced researchers in palliative care, sensitive topics and interview techniques. This study is being funded by Marie Curie. For more information please visit our webpage: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/Research/Groups/ncare/Exploring-Death-and-Dying-in-the-UK-EDDUK/Project-overview.aspx

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