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Research NumberNameDisciplineArea of specialisationHighest relevant qualificationProvinceAssociated Institution/sBroad area of palliative researchSpecific area of specialisation/interestPreferred research philosphyAvailability for researchEmail
1RedactedPaediatric SurgeonPaediatric SurgeryWestern CapeRedactedPalliation in paediatric surgeryGastrointestinal and congenital conditionsIncidence and managementMinimal, after hoursContact
2RedactedMedical doctorPalliative medicineMPhil Pall MedWestern CapeRedactedDignityDignityQualitativePart timeContact
3RedactedMedical doctorOncology & palliative medicineFC Rad (Onc) SA; MPhil Pal MedKZNRedactedPsychospiritual care, supporting hopeSpirituality in palliative care; integration of palliative care and oncologyPart timeContact
4RedactedProfessional nurseSurgicalBtech Primary Health CareWestern CapeRedactedPaediatricsqualitativeContact
5RedactedMedical DoctorPalliative MedicineMPhil Pall MedWestern CapeRedactedIntegration of Palliative Care into all levels of care, including implementation science and patient reported outcomes.Mixed methodsAvailableContact
6RedactedAcademic Nurse EducatorICU Nursing, EoLC Death EducationPhD (Ed)Western CapeRedactedEducation and TrainingPostgraduate Clinical Nurse Specialists, Curriculum Design for a PG Diploma Palliative NursingQualitative/Phenomenology, Heideggerian Philosophy of Phenomenology. Qualitative Research methodologiesIn between UCT job requirementsContact
7RedactedSpeech-Language PathologistAdult and Paeds PCPG Dip Palliative MedicineWestern CapeRedactedFeedingQuantitativeAvailableContact
8RedactedNurse EducatorPalliative Care, PC EducationPG Dip Palliative MedicineWestern CapeRedactedPC Education and TrainingPalliative Nursing EducationQuantitativeMinimal, part timeContact
9RedactedMedical doctorPalliative medicinePG Dip Palliative MedicineGautengRedactedPsychosocial care, Medical educationVulnerable communities, queer community needsHumanistic/QualitativeMinimal, part timeContact
10RedactedMedical doctorPalliative medicine and integration and implementationWestern CapeRedactedImplemenationQualitative pragmaticavaialbeContact
11RedactedSocial workerPsychosocial intervention in patients diagnosed with Acute and chronic illnesses, with a special interest in Colorectal conditionsMasters in Healthcare (UP)GautengRedactedNarrative therapy techniques in patients diagnosed with cancer or any other life threatening illnessesNarrative therapy techniques in patients diagnosed with colorectal cancersQualitative researchAvailableContact
12RedactedPalliative care project officerPalliative careMasters in Medical sciences (Public health)KwaZulu-NatalRedactedImplementation of palliative care at institutional levelMixed methods / AppliedAvailable- currently a PhD researcherContact
13RedactedSocial WorkOncologyHonours-BSWKwaZulu NatalRedactedPalliative care at institutional levelQualitativeCurrently MMedSci researcher, available in 2024Contact
14RedactedMedical DoctorPalliative MedicinePG Dip Palliative MedicineKZNRedactedImpact of PC to rural settingsRural PCAvailableContact
15RedactedPhysiotherapistPublic health, prevention care and health promotionPHDGauteng, LimpopoRedactedrehabilitation in palliativerural areasmixed methodsavailableContact
16RedactedMedical doctorMPH(Clinical Research)PhD (Medicine)Western CapeRedactedImplementation scienceWhat does the ideal package of palliative care look like and how do we get it to people who need it?qualitativeAvailable - part timeContact
17RedactedMedical doctorFam Med & Pall MedMMed; PG DipPallMedKwaZulu-NatalRedactedEthics, EducationEOLALSCurrently PhD researcher. education researchContact
18RedactedMusic TherapistPaediatric palliative care, Mental healthPG Dip palliative medicineWestern CapeRedactedSustainability; healthcare systems;Paediatric PC; mental health; implementation of PPC in public sectorQualitative / mixedAvailable for collaborationContact
19RedactedSocial Work & CYCPPC, Soc Dev, Service-learningD.Lit.et.Phil Social WorkGautengRedactedPC and social services & curriculumImplementing PPC in child & youth care centresMixed methods / AppliedCan participate in collaboration towards grant applicationContact
20RedactedMedical DoctorPerinatal, paediatric, adolescent medincine and palliative carePhDGautengRedactedPractice and researchCommunciation, staff copingMixed methods / AppliedAvailable, keen to participate in grant writing and work towards paeds and perinatal excellenceContact
21RedactedMedical DoctorPalliative care/PharmacologyMmed MPhil Palliative careFreestateRedactedImplementation of PC services and integration in specialitiesMixed methods / AppliedAvailableContact
22RedactedWestern CapeRedactedSustainabilityPropellers of Sustainability in Non-Profit Hospices in South AfricaQualitativeAvailableContact
23RedactedRegistered NurseMECIWestern CapeRedactedContact

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Palliative care in South Africa is an exciting, growing discipline. Palliative care research informs our work, and local palliative care research drives clinical practice and the larger systems that support this to adapt to our unique setting.


The PALPRAC Research Page aims to connect researchers and potential researchers in the palliative space in South Africa. This aligns with the values, vision, and mission of PALPRAC: to build practitioner competence, build collaborative networks, and support integrated, multidisciplinary palliative care in South Africa. You do not need to be a member of PALPRAC to use this platform.


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