I am a Registered General Nurse with a Specialist Practitioner qualification in PalliativeCare.
I work part-time in the Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport. My current professional roles are: Lecturer in Adult Nursing, at the University of Stirling, where I teach on the undergraduate and some postgraduate programmes, and am Module Coordinator for NURU 220 – Assessing and Managing Symptoms in Palliative Care. I am also a supervisor of both Masters and Clinical Doctorate students.
I practiced for 13 years as a nurse in palliative care, in hospice, community and hospital settings, caring for patients with cancer and non-malignant conditions, as both staff nurse and clinical nurse specialist; the latter roles included some educational and research activity.
I completed my PhD, a study centred on participant observation of nurses’ response to patients’ psychosocial needs in a specialist palliative care setting, in July 2016.
Post-Graduate Diploma in Palliative Nursing Care University of Glasgow
BA (Hons) in Nursing Studies
Queen Margaret College
Event / Presentation
Organisation of nursing care and its impact of psychosocial support. A Mixed Methods study. Royal College of Nursing Research Conference
Nursing responses to the psychosocial needs of palliative patients: an ethnographic study of a hospice ward. 4th EAPC Research Congress: European Association for Palliative Care, Venice, Italy, 25-27 May 2006
Hill H, Evans J & Forbat L (2015) Nurses respond to patients' psychosocial needs by dealing, ducking, diverting and deferring: An observational study of a hospice ward. BMC Nursing, 14 (1), Art. No.: 60. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12912-015-0112-8
Hill H, Paley J & Forbat L (2014) Observations of professional-patient relationships: A mixed-methods study exploring whether familiarity is a condition for nurses' provision of psychosocial support. Palliative Medicine, 28 (3), pp. 256-263. https://doi.org/10.1177/0269216313499960
Hill H (2013) Negotiating Choices to Provide Psychosocial; Support: A Mixed Methods Study in a Hospice Ward (Presentation) 13th EAPC Congress, Prague, Czech Republic, 30.05.2013-02.06.2013. http://www.eapcnet.eu/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=xjfht1xKZtQ%3d&tabid=1913
Hill H (2013) Organisation of nursing care and its impact of psychosocial support. A Mixed Methods study. Royal College of Nursing Research Conference, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 20.03.2013-22.03.2013. http://www.rcn.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0010/511597/RCN_2013_research_-_Book_of_Abstracts.pdf
Hill H, Johnston B & Paley J (2006) Nursing responses to the psychosocial needs of palliative patients: An ethnographic study of a hospice ward. 4th EAPC Research Congress: European Association for Palliative Care, Venice, Italy, 25-27 May 2006, Venice, Italy, 25/05/2006 - 27/05/2006. Palliative Medicine, 20 (3), pp. 372-373. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1191/0269216306pm_20_3_abs
Hill H, Paley J & Johnston B (2006) Deal or no deal? A participant observation study of nurses responses to psychosocial needs. 6th Palliative Care Congress, Sheffield, April 2006, Sheffield, 30.04.2006-30.04.2006.