Dr. Paula Kelly, United Kingdom
Paula Kelly is a registered children’s and general nurse. She has a doctorate in Medical Sociology from Queen Mary’s College University of London, and a Masters degree in Anthropology from Brunel University. As an experienced children’s nurse, the majority of her clinical work has been in the care of children with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions in the home setting.
Paula joined the Louis Dundas Centre for children’s palliative care as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in oncology outreach and palliative care in June 2015. This service supports babies, children and young people with palliative care needs and their families in hospital home and hospice settings in London and the South East of England.
She has held previous posts as a lecturer in child nursing at Kings College London and as a senior research associate in children’s palliative care at the Institute of Child Health University College London. As a researcher in children’s palliative care she worked on a number of projects investigating symptom management, advance care planning and knowledge and attitudes of health care professionals to neonatal and children’s palliative care.
Publications related to the conference presentation:
Twamley K, Kelly P, Moss R, Mancini A, Craig C, Koh M, Polonsky R, Bluebond-Langner M. Palliative Care Education in Neonatal Units: Impact on Knowledge and Attitudes (2013). BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care 3:213-220 doi:10.1136/bmjspcare-2012-000336.
Mancini A, Kelly P, Bluebond-Langner M (2013) Training neonatal staff for the future in neonatal palliative care. Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine 18: 111-115.
When there is no cure: Training neonatal staff for the future of neonatal palliative care