Palliative & End of Life Care: Improving Provision to meet Increasing Demand
- 08:30 - 16:30
- Manchester Conference Centre
Sarah currently leads work on end of life care for people using substances. This work has grown from an exploratory project to developing an improved model for practice using participatory action research.
Sarah particularly enjoys research relating to the use of substances by more marginalised groups of people. Her work has included the relationship between substance use and sight loss, and substance use in specific minority ethnic communities, for example the Punjabi community. She began her research career exploring alcohol’s role in violence to women and retains an interest in domestic and sexual abuse and child to parent violence. She is the UK’s leading expert on substance use in social work education and practice.
Sarah has led research and policy work in the UK on substance use in social work education and practice including 'Alcohol and other drug use: the roles and capabilities of social workers'. She is widely published including practice guidance, pocket guides, online learning resources, peer reviewed journals, professional magazines and books.