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Ms Jessica Baillie 


  • Overview
Position:Lecturer

Telephone:+44 (0)29 2068 7783
Extension:7783
Location:Ty Dewi Sant, Heath Park, Cardiff, CF14 4XN

Title

Perspectives on peritoneal dialysis at home: implications for the management of a chronic condition

Supervisors

 Dr A. Lankshear  and Dr K. Featherstone 

Research

This ethnographic research study will explore patients' experiences of receiving peritoneal dialysis at home, the effects on their families and healthcare professionals' understanding of the treatment and its physical and emotional burden. The ultimate aim is to facilitate the development of appropriate and sensitive care pathways.

Using in-depth interviews with patients, their families and healthcare professionals, with additional observation of peritoneal dialysis at home, the research will increase understanding of the lived experience of individuals undergoing this treatment, the wider effects on their families and the experiences and understandings of healthcare professionals caring for this patient population. The findings will be used to aid healthcare professionals to develop new ways of supporting patients and their families with managing the condition and treatment.

Since qualifying as a staff nurse in 2008 Jessica has worked in the Nephrology and Transplant Unit at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff before being awarded a PhD studentship by the Research Capacity Building Collaboration (RCBC) Wales in 2009.

Publications

Baillie, J., Lankshear, A. and Featherstone, K. (2011), Perspectives on peritoneal dialysis at home: implications for the management of a chronic condition. A study protocol. Journal of Advanced Nursing. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2011.05907.x

Conference Papers

A tale of two mentors: a student's experiences of mentorship in practice (Theme Paper). Nurse Education Tomorrow, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge (September 2007).

Meeting the educational needs of newly qualified nurses (Theme Paper). Nurse Education Tomorrow, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge (September 2009).

Baillie J (2012) Findings from an ethnography of peritoneal dialysis in the home. RCN International Research Conference, London (April 2012)

Postgraduate peer-reviewed conference presentations:

Baillie J (2012) Findings from an ethnographic study of home dialysis. Spotlight on Social Sciences, Cardiff University (March 2012) – awarded Best Oral Presentation (Third Place)

Baillie J (2011) A transformation of body and self: emergent findings from an ethnography of dialysis in the home.  Transformations Postgraduate Interdisciplinary Conference, Cardiff University (July 2011)