Here’s our featured publications from the last five years. (Research group members are marked in bold.) If you would like a full copy of any papers, please get in touch via our Contact page. For a full list of any group member’s publications, search by their name on the University of Auckland website.

Hot off the press!

Williams, L. A., Moeke-Maxwell, T., Wiles, J., Black, S., Trussardi, G., Kerse, N., & Gott, M. (2018). How family caregivers help older relatives navigate statutory services at the end of life: A descriptive qualitative study. Palliative Medicine, 269216318765853. doi:10.1177/0269216318765853

Frey, R., Balmer, D., Robinson, J., Slark, J., McLeod, H., Gott, M., & Boyd, M. (2018). “To a better place”: The role of religious belief for staff in residential aged care in coping with resident deaths. European Journal of Integrative Medicine, 19, 89-99. doi:10.1016/j.eujim.2018.03.001

Aburn, G. E., Hoare, K., & Gott, M. (2018). Reflecting on a journey of resilience in children’s blood and cancer nursing. Reflective Practice, 19(2), 250-263. doi:10.1080/14623943.2018.1437408

Robinson, J., Gott, M., Frey, R., & Ingleton, C. (2018). Circumstances of hospital admissions in palliative care: A cross-sectional survey of patients admitted to hospital with palliative care needs. Palliative Medicine, 269216318756221. doi:10.1177/0269216318756221

Anderson, N. E., Gott, M., & Slark, J. (2018). Beyond prognostication: ambulance personnel’s lived experiences of cardiac arrest decision-making.. Emergency medicine journal: EMJ, 35(4), 208-213. doi:10.1136/emermed-2017-206743

Williams, L., Trussardi, G., Black, S., Moeke-Maxwell, T., Frey, R., Robinson, J., & Gott, M. (2018). Complex contradictions in conceptualisations of ‘dignity’ in palliative care. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 24(1), 12-21. doi:10.12968/ijpn.2018.24.1.12

Green, E., Knight, S., Gott, M., Barclay, S., & White, P. (2018). Patients’ and carers’ perspectives of palliative care in general practice: A systematic review with narrative synthesis. Palliative Medicine, 32(4), 838-850. doi:10.1177/026921631774886

Dadich, A., Collier A., Hodgins, M., & Crawford, G. (2018). Using Positive Organizational Scholarship in Healthcare and Video Reflexive Ethnography to Examine Positive Deviance to New Public Management in Healthcare. Qualitative Health Research. doi:10.1177/1049732318759492


Robinson, J., Gott, M., Gardiner, C., & Ingleton, C. (2017). Specialist palliative care nursing and the philosophy of palliative care: a critical discussion. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 23(7), 352-358, 10.12968/ijpn.2017.23.7.352

Wiles, J. L., Rolleston, A., Pillai, A., Broad, J., Teh, R., Gott, M., & Kerse, N. (2017). Attachment to place in advanced age: A study of the LiLACS NZ cohort. Social Science & Medicine, 185, 27-37, 10.1016/j.socscimed.2017.05.006

Frey, R., Foster, S., Boyd, M., Robinson, J., & Gott, M. (2017). Family experiences of the transition to palliative care in aged residential care (ARC): a qualitative study. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 23(5), 238-247, 10.12968/ijpn.2017.23.5.238

Gardiner, C., Ingleton, C., Ryan, T., Ward, S., & Gott, M. (2017). What cost components are relevant for economic evaluations of palliative care, and what approaches are used to measure these costs? A systematic review. Palliative Medicine, 31(4), 323-337, 10.1177/0269216316670287

Frey, R., Boyd, M., Robinson, J., Foster, S., & Gott, M. (2017). The Supportive Hospice and Aged Residential Exchange (SHARE) programme in New Zealand. Nurse Education in Practice, 25: 80-88, 10.1016/j.nepr.2017.05.004

Dempers, C., & Gott, M. (2017). The status of a public health approach to palliative care at New Zealand hospices. Progress in Palliative Care, 25(2), 75-81, 10.1080/09699260.2016.1261530

Anderson, N. E., Gott, M., & Slark, J. (2017). Commence, continue, withhold or terminate?: a systematic review of decision-making in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. European journal of emergency medicine : official journal of theEuropean Society for Emergency Medicine, 24 (2), 80-86. 10.1097/mej.0000000000000407

King, A., Boyd, M., & Dagley, L. (2017). Use of a screening tool and primary health care gerontology nurse specialist for high-needs older people. Contemporary nurse, 53 (1), 23-35. 10.1080/10376178.2016.1257920

Morgan, T., Williams, L. A., & Gott, M. (2017). A Feminist Quality Appraisal Tool: exposing gender bias and gender inequities in health research. Critical Public Health, 27 (2), 263-274. 10.1080/09581596.2016.1205182 URL:

Williams, L. A., Giddings, L. S., Bellamy, G., & Gott, M. (2017). ‘Because it’s the wife who has to look after the man’: A descriptive qualitative study of older women and the intersection of gender and the provision of family caregiving at the end of life. Palliative medicine, 31 (3), 223-230. 10.1177/0269216316653275

Irving, J., Davis, S., & Collier A.  (2017). Aging with purpose: Systematic search and review of literature pertaining to older adults and purpose. International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 85(4), 403-437. doi:10.1177/0091415017702908

Collier, A. Breaden, K., Phillips, J. L., Agar, M., Litster, C., & Currow, D. C. (2017). Caregivers’ perspectives on the use of long-term oxygen therapy for the treatment of refractory breathlessness: A qualitative study. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 53(1), 33-39. doi:10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2016.06.007

Clark, D., Schofield, L., Graham, F. M., Isles, C., Gott, M., & Jarlbaek, L. (2016). Likelihood of Death Within One Year Among a National Cohort of Hospital Inpatients in Scotland. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 52 (2), e2-e4. 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2016.05.007 URL:

Dempers, C., & Gott, M. (2016). The status of a public health approach to palliative care at New Zealand hospices. Progress in Palliative Care, 1-7. 10.1080/09699260.2016.1261530

Frey, R.,Boyd, M., Foster, S., Robinson, J., & Gott, M. (2016). Necessary but not yet sufficient: a survey of aged residential care staff perceptions of palliative care communication, education and delivery. BMJ supportive & palliative care, 6 (4), 465-473. 10.1136/bmjspcare-2015-000943 URL:

Fryer, S., Bellamy, G., Morgan, T., & Gott, M. (2016). “Sometimes I’ve gone home feeling that my voice hasn’t been heard”: a focus group study exploring the views and experiences of health care assistants when caring for dying residents. BMC Palliative Care, 15.10.1186/s12904-016-0150-3 URL:

Gott, M., Moeke-Maxwell, T., Morgan, T., Black, S., Williams, L., Boyd, M.,Waterworth, S … Trussardi, G. (2016). Working bi-culturally within a palliative care research context: the development of the Te Ārai Palliative Care and End of Life Research Group. Mortality, 1-17. 10.1080/13576275.2016.1216955

Gunnoo, T., Hasan, N., Khan, M. S., Slark, J., Bentley, P., & Sharma, P. (2016). Quantifying the risk of heart disease following acute ischaemic stroke: a meta-analysis of over 50,000 participants. BMJ open, 6 (1)10.1136/bmjopen-2015-009535 URL:

Moeke-Maxwell, T. (2016). He wāhine āwhina: a healing narrative of end of life care. In W. Waiatoki, M. Levy (Eds.) Te manu kai i te mātauranga : indigenous psychology in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Wellington, New Zealand: New Zealand Psychological Association.

Morgan, T., Williams, L. A., Trussardi, G., & Gott, M. (2016). Gender and family caregiving at the end-of-life in the context of old age: A systematic review. Palliative Medicine, 30 (7), 616-624. 10.1177/0269216315625857 URL:

Robinson, J., Gott, M., Gardiner, C., & Ingleton, C. (2016). The ‘problematisation’ of palliative care in hospital: an exploratory review of international palliative care policy in five countries. BMC Palliat Care, 15, 1-8. 10.1186/s12904-016-0137-0

Agar, M. R., Quinn, S. J., Crawford, G. B., Ritchie, C. S., Phillips, J. L., Collier, A., & Currow, D. C. (2016). Predictors of mortality for delirium in palliative care. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 19(11), 1205-1209. doi:10.1089/jpm.2015.0416

Collier, A., & Wyer, M. (2016). Researching reflexively with patients and families: Two studies using video-reflexive ethnography to collaborate with patients and families in patient safety research. Qualitative Health Research, 26(7), 979-993. doi:10.1177/1049732315618937

Collier, A. (2016). Practice development using video-reflexive ethnography: Promoting safe space(s) towards the end of life in hospital. International Practice Development Journal, 6(1), 1-16. doi:10.19043/ipdj.61.003

Collier, A., Morgan, D. D., Swetenham, K., To, T. H., Currow, D. C., & Tieman, J. J. (2016). Implementation of a pilot telehealth programme in community palliative care: A qualitative study of clinicians’ perspectives. Palliative Medicine, 30(4), 409-417. doi:10.1177/0269216315600113

Collier, A., Sorensen, R., & Iedema, R. (2016). Patients’ and families’ perspectives of patient safety at the end of life: A video-reflexive ethnography study. International Journal for Quality in Health Care, 28(1), 66-73. doi:10.1093/intqhc/mzv095
Broad, J. B., Ashton, T., Gott, M., McLeod, H., Davis, P. B., & Connolly, M. J. (2015). Likelihood of residential aged care use in later life: a simple approach to estimation with international comparison. Australian and New Zealand journal of public health, 39 (4), 374-379. 10.1111/1753-6405.12374

Gott, M., Allen, R., Moeke-Maxwell, T., Gardiner, C., & Robinson, J. (2015). ‘No matter what the cost’: A qualitative study of the financial costs faced by family and whānau caregivers within a palliative care context. Palliative medicine, 29 (6), 518-528. 10.1177/0269216315569337 URL:

McKillop, A., Parsons, J., Slark, J., Duncan, L., Miskelly, P., & Parsons, M. (2015). A day in the life of older people in a rehabilitation setting: an observational study. Disability and rehabilitation, 37 (11), 963-970. 10.3109/09638288.2014.948968 URL:

Robinson, J., Gott, M., Gardiner, C., & Ingleton, C. (2015). A qualitative study exploring the benefits of hospital admissions from the perspectives of patients with palliative care needs. Palliative medicine, 29 (8), 703-710. 10.1177/0269216315575841

Teo, K., & Slark, J. (2015). A systematic review of studies investigating the care of stroke survivors in long-term care facilities. Disability and rehabilitation, 1-9. 10.3109/09638288.2015.1059496

Thom, K., Black, S., & Panther, G. (2015). The decision-making of the Mental Health Review Tribunal in New Zealand. J Law Med, 22 (3), 667-678.

Connolly, M. J., Broad, J. B., Boyd, M., Kerse, N., & Gott, M. (2014). Residential aged care: The de facto hospice for New Zealand’s older people. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 33 (2), 114-120. 10.1111/ajag.12010

Frey, R. A., Raphael, D., Bellamy, G., & Gott, M. (2014). Advance care planning for Māori, Pacific and Asian people: the views of New Zealand healthcare professionals. Health and Social Care in the Community, 22 (3), 290-299. 10.1111/hsc.12081

Gardiner, C., Bereton, L., Frey, R. A., Wilkison-Meyers, L., & Gott, M. (2014). Exploring the financial impact of caring for family members receiving palliative and end-of-life care: A systematic review of the literature. Palliative Medicine, 28 (5), 375-390. 10.1177/0269216313510588 URL:

Gott, M. (2014). Avoidable for whom? Hospital use at the end of life. Palliative Medicine, 28 (7), 917-918. 10.1177/0269216314534807

Gott, C. M., Williams, L., & Moeke-Maxwell, T. (2014). The paradoxes of ‘home’ within a palliative care context. In M. Roche, J. Mansvelt, R. Prince, A. Gallagher (Eds.) Engaging Geographies: Landscapes, Lifecourses and Mobilities (pp. 137-151). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Related URL. URL:

King, A., Boyd, M. L., Raphael, D., Foster, S., Dagley, E., & Calverley, R. (2014). Phase II Evaluation of a Gerontology Nurse Specialist in Primary Healthcare. Auckland, New Zealand: University of Auckland.

O’Callaghan A, Laking, G., Frey, R., Robinson, J., & Gott, M. (2014). Can we predict which hospitalised patients are in their last year of life? A prospective cross-sectional study of the Gold Standards Framework Prognostic Indicator Guidance as a screening tool in the acute hospital setting. Palliat Med, 28 (8), 1046-1052. 10.1177/0269216314536089

Slark, J., Khan, M. S., Bentley, P., & Sharma, P. (2014). Knowledge of blood pressure in a U.K. general public population. Journal of human hypertension, 28 (8), 500-503. 10.1038/jhh.2013.136

Slark, J., & Sharma, P. (2014). Risk awareness in secondary stroke prevention: a review of the literature. JRSM cardiovascular disease,3 10.1177/2048004013514737

Ward, K., Hoare, K. J., & Gott, M. (2014). What is known about the experiences of using CPAP for OSA from the users’ perspective? A systematic integrative literature review. Sleep medicine reviews, 18 (4), 357-366. 10.1016/j.smrv.2014.01.001

Black, S
., Kidd, J., Thom, K. A., & Meehan, C. (2013). Evaluating the aims, methods and results of indigenous courts. Auckland, New Zealand: Centre for Mental Health Research, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland. Related URL.

Broad, J. B., Gott, M., Kim, H., Boyd, M., Chen, H., & Connolly, M. J. (2013). Where do people die? An international comparison of the percentage of deaths occurring in hospital and residential aged care settings in 45 populations, using published and available statistics. International Journal of Public Health, 58 (2), 257-267. 10.1007/s00038-012-0394-5

Catangui, E. J., Ames, D., Geraghty, O., & Slark, J. (2013). Reliability of body weight estimates to determine accuracy of thrombolytic dosing in acute ischaemic stroke. CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASES, 35, 202-202.

Christie, G., Black, S., Dunbar, L., Pulford, J., & Wheeler, A. (2013). Attitudes, Skills and Knowledge Change in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Workers Following AOD Screening and Brief Intervention Training. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 11 (2), 232-246. 10.1007/s11469-012-9414-1

Gott, M., Gardiner, C., Ryan, T., Parker, C., Noble, B., & Ingleton, C. (2013). Prevalence and predictors of transition to a palliative care approach among hospital inpatients in England. Journal of Palliative Care, 29 (3), 147-153.

Richards, N., Ingleton, C., Gardiner, C., & Gott, M. (2013). Awareness contexts revisited: Indeterminacy in initiating discussions at the end-of-life. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 69 (12), 2654-2664. 10.1111/jan.12151

Boyd, M. L
., Bowman, C., Broad, J. B., & Connolly, M. J. (2012). International Comparison of Long Term Care Resident Dependency Across Four Countries (1998-2009):a Descriptive Study. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 31 (4), 233-240. 10.1111/j.1741-6612.2011.00584.x

Brooke, J., Hasan, N., Slark, J., & Sharma, P. (2012). Efficacy of information interventions in reducing transfer anxiety from a critical care setting to a general ward: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of critical care, 27 (4), 425.e9-425.15. 10.1016/j.jcrc.2012.01.009

Catangui, E. J., & Slark, J. (2012). A thrombolysis pathway for patients following acute ischaemic stroke. Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain):1987), 26 (31), 35-42. 10.7748/ns.26.31.35.s46

Catangui, E. J., & Slark, J. (2012). Nurse-led ward rounds: a valuable contribution to acute stroke care. British journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing), 21 (13), 801-805.

Gott, M., Seymour, J., Ingleton, C., Gardiner, C., & Bellamy, G. (2012). ‘That’s part of everybody’s job’: the perspectives of health care staff in England and New Zealand on the meaning and remit of palliative care. Palliative Medicine, 26 (3), 232-241. 10.1177/0269216311408993

King, A. I. I., Parsons, M., & Robinson, E. (2012). A restorative home care intervention in New Zealand: perceptions of paid caregivers. Health Soc Care Community, 20 (1), 70-79. 10.1111/j.1365-2524.2011.01020.x

Ly, M., Slark, J., Ames, D., Halse, O., & Kar, A. (2012). How to decrease door to needle times in a London HASU. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF STROKE, 7, 23-23.

Slark, J., Bentley, P., Majeed, A., & Sharma, P. (2012). Awareness of stroke symptomatology and cardiovascular risk factors amongst stroke survivors. Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases : the official journal of National Stroke Association, 21 (5), 358-362. 10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2010.09.010

Slark, J., Bentley, P., & Sharma, P. (2012). Silent brain infarction in the presence of systemic vascular disease. JRSM cardiovascular disease, 1 (1).10.1258/cvd.2012.012002