Life extension and terminal illness

Societal views and the relative value of life-extending, end of life technologies

Dates: October 2011-September 2014
Funder: Medical Research Council
Project PI: Rachel Baker

Yunus Centre Staff: Cam Donaldson, Helen Mason (co-applicants), Neil McHugh and Marissa Collins, also GCU staff Jon Godwin and Laura Williamson.

Yunus Centre PhD Student: Rohan Deogaonkar

Non GCU co-applicants: Job Van Exel, Erasmus University Rotterdam and Cathy Hutchison, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

Project Website: http://www.gcu.ac.uk/endoflife/  

Informing difficult decisions in healthcare spending: http://www.gcu.ac.uk/research/projectsearchresults/detail/index.php?pid=54713


Aims and Objectives
i. To identify and describe societal perspectives on the (relative) value of end of life technologies by eliciting the views of both members of the public and experts in relevant fields, using Q methodology;

ii. To develop methods to investigate the distribution of those views, including their association with other characteristics in a nationally representative sample of the UK general public.


For more information please contact rachel.baker@gcu.ac.uk or EOL@gcu.ac.uk