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Morag has worked in health services research for over 30 years, predominantly in palliative and supportive care. She has worked for health authorities in London, and within the universities of London, Manchester, Cambridge and East Anglia (UEA). An early graduate nurse by background (King’s College London), she holds a Masters in Medical Sociology and PhD (University of London) on the definition and measurement of quality of life in older people. Research interests include breathlessness in advanced disease, palliative care, informal carers, older people, and methodology – particularly the development and testing of interventions and mixed methods.
At UEA she leads a research programme on improving care and support for patients and carers living with advanced disease, including the SNAP programme and Learning about Breathlessness programme:
- SNAP (the Support Needs Approach for Patients) has developed an intervention to enable person-centred care for people with chronic or progressive conditions, funded by Marie Curie: https://thesnap.org.uk
- Learning about Breathlessness (LaB) has developed a web-based educational intervention for carers of patients with breathlessness in advanced malignant and non-malignant disease: https://supporting-breathlessness.org.uk/ LaB2 is funded by an NIHR Research for Patient Benefit grant
These projects build on work conducted at University of Cambridge as a Senior Research Associate and NIHR Career Development Fellow, including the Living with Breathlessness Study and the LaB1 Study (the first study in the Learning about Breathlessness programme). The Living with Breathlessness Study was a collaboration between Cambridge, King’s College London and RAND Europe on patient and carer need and care preferences in advanced COPD. She was also lead researcher on the RCT of the Cambridge Breathlessness Intervention Service, developed following the MRC framework for complex interventions in collaboration with Dr Sara Booth (Addenbrooke’s Palliative Care Team) and colleagues.
Morag has collaborated and published with colleagues in Canada and Australia in the field of breathlessness in advanced disease and palliative care methodology.
In addition Morag has a teaching role, including co-leading an online post-registration module on Using Evidence to Lead and Advance Practice, and post-graduate supervision.
Follow this work on Twitter: @MoragCFarquhar | @SNAPstudyteam | @LaB2_Study
Bachelor of Science, King's College London
Doctor of Philosophy, Queen Mary College, University of London
Master in Science, Royal Holloway, University of London
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Accessing and delivering person-centred care in advanced non-cancer conditions: developing and piloting a Support Needs Approach for Patients (SNAP) with advanced COPD
Farquhar, M., Ewing, G. & Gardener, C.
1/03/17 → 28/02/22
Farquhar, M., 15 Sep 2021, (Accepted/In press) In : Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Editorial
Communicating uncertainty: contrasting the communication experiences of patients with advanced COPD and incurable lung cancerNgwenya, N., Crang, C., Farquhar, M., Rintoul, R. C., Mahadeva, R., Calvert, L. D., Murray, S. A. & Barclay, S., 19 Apr 2021, In : Family Practice.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
COPD discharge bundle and pulmonary rehabilitation referral and uptake following hospitalisation for acute exacerbation of COPDBarker, R. E., Kon, S. S. C., Clarke, S. F., Wenneberg, J., Nolan, C. M., Patel, S., Walsh, J. A., Polgar, O., Maddocks, M., Farquhar, M., Hopkinson, N. S., Bell, D., Wedzicha, J. A. & Man, W. D-C., 1 Aug 2021, In : Thorax. 76, 8, p. 829-831 3 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile1 Citation (Scopus)14 Downloads (Pure)
Face and content validity of the Carer Support Needs Assessment Tool (CSNAT), and feasibility of the CSNAT Intervention, for carers of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary diseaseMicklewright, K. & Farquhar, M., 24 Mar 2021, In : Chronic Illness.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile4 Downloads (Pure)
Integrating Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment for people with COPD and frailty starting pulmonary rehabilitation: the Breathe Plus feasibility trial protocolBrighton, L. J., Evans, C. J., Farquhar, M., Bristowe, K., Kata, A., Higman, J., Ogden, M., Nolan, C. M., Yi, D., Gao, W., Koulopoulou, M., Hasan, S., Steves, C., Man, W. D-C. & Maddocks, M., 2021, In : ERJ Open Research. 7, 1, 00717-2020.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile2 Downloads (Pure)