Edge Hill University

Katherine Knighting

Reader in Palliative and Supportive Care (Health sciences)


  • Improving end of life care in care homes; an evaluation of the six steps to success programme
  • Practitioners as Rule Using Analysts: A Further Development of Process Knowledge in Social Work
  • Development of the Carers’ Alert Thermometer for Young Carers (CAT-YC) to Identify and Screen the Support Needs of Young Carers: A Mixed Method Consensus Study
  • What does effective end-of-life care at home for children look like? A qualitative interview study exploring the perspectives of bereaved parents
  • Sensitive, Challenging, and Difficult Topics: Experiences and Practical Considerations for Qualitative Researchers
  • A different way of life: a qualitative study on the experiences of family caregivers of stroke survivors living at home
  • Cognitive behavioural approaches for managing dyspnoea in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Bereavement support and Prolonged Grief Disorder amongst family carers of people with Motor Neuron Disease: views of health and social care professionals from a descriptive survey
  • Paramedics and their role in end-of-life care: perceptions and confidence.
  • Using a rapid appraisal approach in a nation-wide, multi-site public involvement study in Scotland.
  • The engagement of young people in their own advance care planning process: A systematic narrative synthesis
  • Continuing Bonds With Children and Bereaved Young People: A Narrative Review
  • A Network Approach to Neonatal Palliative Care Education
  • The use of digital legacies with people affected by motor neurone disease for continuing bonds: An interpretative phenomenological analysis study
  • A qualitative study of health care professionals’ views and experiences of paediatric advance care planning
  • Home-based end of life care for children and their families – a systematic scoping review and narrative synthesis
  • Nurse-led cognitive behavioural therapy for respiratory patients.
  • The Carers’ Alert Thermometer (CAT): supporting family carers of people living with Motor Neurone Disease.
  • Views and experiences of young people, their parents/carers and healthcare professionals of the advance care planning process: A summary of the findings from a qualitative study
  • A realist evaluation of a home-based end of life care service for children and families: what works, for whom, how, in what circumstances and why?
  • Reflexivity and the development of process knowledge in social work: A classification and empirical study
  • Comparative hypothesis assessment and quasi triangulation as process knowledge assessment strategies in social work practice
  • Practitioners as Rule Using Analysts: A Further Development of Process Knowledge in Social Work
  • Patient access to healthcare services and optimisation of self-management for ethnic minority populations living with diabetes: a systematic review.
  • Short break and emergency respite care: what options for young people with life-limiting conditions?
  • Gaining consensus on family carer needs when caring for someone dying at home to develop the Carers' Alert Thermometer (CAT): a modified Delphi study.
  • Development of the Carers' Alert Thermometer (CAT) to identify family carers struggling with caring for someone dying at home: a mixed method consensus study.
  • Children's understanding of cancer and views on health-related behaviour: a 'draw and write' study.
  • Prioritization of future research topics for children's hospice care by its key stakeholders: a Delphi study.
  • Exploring the experiences and perspectives of families using a children's hospice and professionals providing hospice care to identify future research priorities for children's hospice care.
  • Engaging patients in health care: an empirical study of the role of engagement on attitudes and action.
  • Student nurse non-attendance in relation to academic performance and progression
  • Research priorities for respiratory nursing: a UK-wide Delphi study
  • Meeting the needs of young adults with life-limiting conditions: A UK survey of current provision and future challenges for hospices
  • The specification, acceptability and effectiveness of respite care and short breaks for young adults with complex healthcare needs: protocol for a mixed-methods systematic review
  • A study of childhood cancer survivors' engagement with long-term follow-up care: ‘To attend or not to attend, that is the question’
  • Respite care and short breaks for young adults aged 18–40 with complex health-care needs: mixed-methods systematic review and conceptual framework development
  • Development of the Carers’ Alert Thermometer for Stroke Family Caregivers (CAT-S): A Multiphase Action Research Study
  • Meeting the needs of young adults with life‐limiting conditions: A UK survey of current provision and future challenges for hospices
  • Using the Carers’ Alert Thermometer tool to identify needs and support family caregivers of people with motor neurone disease: moving beyond needs assessments

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