Preparatory stages of the work were supported by the University of Nottingham, including via a small Research Development Fund grant from the University of Nottingham’s Centre for Advanced Studies. Later stages of work were supported by The Health Foundation [Grant IDs: AIMS1273316, AIMS 1273743 / GIFTS 7210], an independent charity committed to bringing about better health and social care for people in the UK; a ‘Hermes Enterprise grant’ from the University of Nottingham Higher Education Innovation Fund; and by a National Institute for Health Research Academy Career Development Fellowship to Ruth Parry: “Enhancing staff-patient communication in palliative and end of life care” (Grant ID CDF-2014-07-046). The views expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the NIHR or the Department of Health and Social Care. Additional work has been funded by three awards from the Loughborough University Enterprise Projects Group via Loughborough University’s Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF) allocation [Awards refs 1570 / 1510 / EPG135-P4 1634]
We would like to thank the staff, volunteers, patients, clients, and companions who consented to being recorded.
The following partnerships have supported the development of RealTalk:
– LOROS Hospice Care
– Cruse Bereavement Support