The research themes that we focus on are:
All our research is informed by discussions with patients and carers. If you would like to be part of this we would like to hear from you.
We work in close partnership with the University of Leicester and with research teams from many other Universities and NHS organisations, locally and nationally.
We welcome being part of new projects that will improve the care of patients and families and the skills of staff that support them.
I feel like the circle is complete, it’s the end of this chapter and I’m so grateful to LOROS for helping to make this happen.Pete
The support from LOROS went way beyond what I expected. It really kept me going.Anni
Muslim perspectives on end of life care
On 21st February 2022 Dr Mehrunisha Suleman, Director of Medical Ethics and Law Education at the University of Oxford, gave a powerful talk about Muslim Values and End of Life healthcare decision-making. There are 2.7 million Muslims living in the UK and there is going to be a doubling of those over 65 years of age in the next decade or so. Little is known about their views on end of life and/or end of life care services.
A Good Death in Dementia
On 3rd February 2021 Dr Karen Harrison-Dening gave a very interesting and impactful annual LOROS lecture, 'A Good Death in Dementia'. The event was attended on our ECHO Zoom platform by 85 people. Karen Agreed to share her slides and you can watch the video using the link below.
Our research project, 'Thinking Ahead: Exploring and understanding experiences and decisions in end of life care planning with patients and families from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds', has started. It's been kindly funded by the National Institute of Health Research.
I never knew that
I never knew that!: Why do people from Black and Asian Minority ethnic groups in Leicester, access hospice services less than other groups?