Kevin Brazil

Professor

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    United Kingdom

1981 …2019
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Research Interests

Research Statement

The purpose of my program of research is to assess and promote quality care for family carers and patients as they near the end-of-life.  My research focusses on the structure, process, and outcomes in service delivery. As part of this work I examine how personal, social, and environmental  factors affect care.   This work is designed to assist in the development, evaluation and translation of new and innovative interventions to improve access, quality  and outcomes in this population.

Research Interests

Health services research, health systems research, chronic illness, palliative care,  aged care, supportive cancer care, organizational change, ethics, and research methodology

Teaching

Evidence based nursing – level 3 (NFY3005), School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen’s University Belfast

Post Graduate Diploma Specialist Practice (Oncology Nursing), School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen’s University Belfast. 

 Issues in Dementia Care – (HSN3022), School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen’s University Belfast

 Model of Dementia Care – (HSN3031), School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen’s University Belfast

Current Projects

Co-investigator, Feasibility Study of an On-Line Intervention for Family Caregivers of Residential-Living Frail Older Persons. Technology Evaluation in the Elderly Network, Canada (Principal Investigator: Duggleby W, Co-investigators: Ploeg  J, McAiney C, Parmar J,  Holroyd-Leduc J, Peacock S,   Nekolaichuk C,  Ghosh S, Forbes  D, Kassalainen  S)  2016-2017.

Co-investigator, Reducing hospital admissions of people with dementia in nursing homes: The role of anticipatory care planning. GAIN: Guidelines and Audit Implementation Network (Principal Investigator: McLaughlin D, Co-investigators:  Carter G) 2016

Co-investigator, Advance care planning with older adults who have end-stage kidney diseases. Feasibility of a deferred entry randomised controlled trial incorporating a mixed methods process evaluation. The Dunhill Medical Trust  (Principal Investigator: O’Halloran P, Co-investigators: Noble H, Fogarty P, Murtagh F, Brown J, Shields J, Mordon S) 2015-2017

 Co-investigator, Partnering together to improve palliative care in Long Term Care. Co-funding from Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Partnerships in Health System Improvement; Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions; Manitoba Health Research Council; Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care; Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation  (Principal Investigator: Kaasalainen S,  Co-investigator: Costello A, Hunter P, Neves P, Sussman T, Thompson G, Venturato L. Co-Investigators: Akhtar-Danesh N, Bourgeois-Guérin V,  Chochinov H, dal Bello-Haas V, Duggleby W, Earl M, Goodridge D, Hadjistavropoulos T, Holtslander L, McCleary L, McClement S, O’Leary J, Papaioannou A, Parker D, Ploeg J, Sinclair S, Strachan P, Thorpe L, Touchette C, Trinidad G, You J, Young L.) 2015-2018.

Co-investigator, ‘Improving Palliative Care in Long Term Care Homes Using Participatory Action Research’. Technology Evaluation in the Elderly Network, Canada  (Principal investigator: Kassalinen S,  Co-investigators: Sussman T, Neves P, O’Leary J, Akhtar-Danesh N, Brazil K, Bonifas R, Bourgeois Guérin V, dal Bello-Haas V, Earl M, Kelley ML, McCleary L, McKee M, Papaioannou A, Parker D, Ploeg J, Sinclair S, Strachan P, Thompson G, Venturato L, Wickson-Griffiths A, You J, Young L) 2015-2017

Principal Investigator, “Promoting informed decision making and effective communication through advance care planning for people living with dementia and their family carers”.  The Atlantic Philanthropies and HSC Public Health  (Co-investigators: Clarke M, Froggatt K, Hudson P, Kernohan G, McLaughlin D, Passmore P) 2014-2016

Co-Lead, “Costs and effectiveness of UK palliative care day services: a three-centre mixed methods study of impact upon patients and family carers”. Marie Curie Cancer Care Research  (Project lead: Kernohan G, Co-investigators: Hasson F, McCorry N, Coast J, McIlFatrick S) 2014-2017

Co-investigator, ‘Pain assessment and management for persons with advanced dementia nearing the end of life’. The Atlantic Philanthropies and HSC Public Health (Principal Investigator: Parsons C, Co-investigators: Bannin De Witt J, Passmore P, McIlfatrick S, Watson M, Morgan S, Maxwell D, Buchanan H.) 2014-2017.

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Projects 2013 2019

Research Output 1981 2019

A qualitative study on perceived barriers and facilitators of implementing an antimicrobial stewardship intervention in the management of urinary tract infections in a long term care setting

Chan, A., O'Donnell, D., Kassa, B., Paraschiv, N., Goldstein, N., Brazil, K., Papaionannou, A. & Dolovich, L., 23 Oct 2019, In : Open Forum Infectious Diseases. 6, supplement 2 , p. S688-S689

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting abstract

A qualitative study on perceived barriers and facilitators of implementing an antimicrobial stewardship intervention in the management of urinary tract infections in a long-term care setting

Chan, A., O'Donnell, D., Kaasa, B., Mathers, A., Paraschiv, N., Goldstein, M., Brazil, K., Papaioannou, A. & Dolovich, L., 27 Oct 2019, (Unpublished).

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

A Transnational Effectiveness-Implementation Study of the Family Carer Decision Support Intervention to Improve End of Life Care in Long-Term Care.

Hartigan, I., Brazil, K., Kaasalainen, S., Sussman, T., Van der Steen, J., Louka, M., Di Giulio, P., Meehan, E. & Cornally, N., 28 Sep 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

Chart Reviews of Palliative Care Day Services: Signaling the start of something new.

Kernohan, G., McIlfatrick, S., Hasson, F., Jordan, J., Brazil, K., Graham-Wisener, L., McCorry, N., Finucane, A., Zafar, S. & Hewison, A., 14 Oct 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

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Activities 2000 2019

Supporting family carer decision-making at the end of life: The Family Carer Decision Support Intervention’

Kevin Brazil (Invited speaker)
09 May 201910 May 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited or keynote talk at national or international conference

Research: care for today, cure for tomorrow

Kevin Brazil (Invited speaker)
21 Aug 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Ethical approach to dementia care

Kevin Brazil (Invited speaker)
31 May 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited or keynote talk at national or international conference

Supporting the person living with dementia as they near the end of life’

Kevin Brazil (Invited speaker)
14 Nov 201815 Nov 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited or keynote talk at national or international conference

Supporting family carers on establishing goals of care at the end of life for a family member living with dementia

Kevin Brazil (Invited speaker)
31 May 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited or keynote talk at national or international conference

Thesis

Determining the Informational Needs of Family Caregivers of People With Learning Disabilities Who Require Palliative Care: A Qualitative Study

Author: McKibben, L., Dec 2018

Supervisor: Brazil, K. (Supervisor), McLaughlin, D. (Supervisor) & Hudson, P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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