Research recruitment2 November 2021
Alex is a registered adult nurse who is currently undertaking a PhD at Hull York Medical School which aims to improve bereavement support for children and families when a parent has died. Prior to this Alex worked as a specialist nurse in organ donation supporting families during end-of-life care. She is part of her local hospital’s bereavement support group where she is a committee member and group facilitator. She is also currently chairing the Hull child bereavement advisory group.
Alex’s PhD project has been designed with a group of bereaved children and families. Alex would like to speak to up to 30 children (aged 10-18) and 30 parents to explore their experiences of support following a parental death, alongside a systematic review of the literature. These findings will be synthesised, working with families and experts to develop a model and resources to support bereaved families.
Alex would be grateful if you could share this flyer on social media and with anyone who may be interested in telling their story.