Briony F Hudson

Briony F Hudson
University College London | UCL

PhD

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September 2011 - September 2014
University of Surrey
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  • PhD Student

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Publications (35)
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Background People who are homeless or vulnerably housed are a marginalized group who often experience high rates of morbidity and die young as a result of complex problems. Access to health care and support can be challenging, with access to palliative care even more so. This review presents a synthesis of published qualitative research exploring f...
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Introduction The Department of Health (2008) strives to provide palliative care at the time of need for everyone, regardless of “wherever the person may be”, “irrespective of social economic deprivation”. Homeless people face multifaceted challenges in accessing general health care, palliative care access may be additionally challenging. Given the...
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Background: Researchers report difficulties in conducting research with children and young people with life-limiting conditions or life-threatening illnesses and their families. Recruitment is challenged by barriers including ethical, logistical and clinical considerations. Aim: To explore how children and young people (aged 0-25 years) with lif...
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Background High levels of anxiety during surgery are associated with poorer post-surgical outcomes. This prospective, non-blinded randomized controlled trial aimed to compare the effectiveness of four intraoperative distraction interventions for anxiety and pain management during minimally invasive venous surgery under local anaesthetic.Methods407...
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Introduction The number of people living in homeless hostels in the UK has steadily increased over the past decade. Despite people experiencing homelessness often having considerable health problems and a range of complex needs frequently in association with addictions, the experiences of hostel staff and residents especially in relation to accessi...
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Background Research is essential for gathering evidence to inform best practice and clinical decision making, for developing and testing new treatments and services in palliative and end-of-life care (PEoLC). The participation of patients, carers and family members is essential, however, personal and ethical concerns are often cited by professional...
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Background People residing in UK homeless hostels experience extremely high rates of multi-morbidity, frailty and age-related conditions at a young age. However, they seldom receive palliative care with the burden of support falling to hostel staff. Aim To evaluate a model embedding palliative specialists, trained as ‘homelessness champions’, into...
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Introduction People experiencing homelessness (PEH) face poor health outcomes and extreme health inequity, and evidence suggests earlier onset of older age-associated conditions and signs of premature ageing. This is the first UK study to assess frailty in this population. The objective was to assess frailty, age-associated conditions, and multimor...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to assess frailty, geriatric conditions and multimorbidity in people experiencing homelessness (PEH) using holistic evaluations based on comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) and draw comparisons with general population survey data. Design/methodology/approach Cross-sectional observational study conducted in...
Conference Paper
Background International evidence suggests there are barriers to homeless patients accessing healthcare, including palliative services, despite poor health outcomes and the average age of mortality in the UK homeless being 30 years younger than the mainstream population. The literature calls for in-reach palliative services to hostels, shelters and...
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Background Cancer is the second leading cause of death globally, causing an estimated 9.6 million deaths in 2018. Low cancer symptom awareness has been associated with poor cancer survival for all cancers combined. The Cancer Awareness Measure (CAM) is a validated, face-to-face survey used since 2008 to measure the UK public’s awareness of the symp...
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Background: UK "Pathway" teams offer specialist hospital care coordination for people experiencing homelessness. Emergency healthcare use is high among homeless people, yet "homelessness" is not routinely coded in National Health Service (NHS) data. Pathway team records provide an opportunity to assess patterns in admissions and outcomes for inpat...
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Navigating a digital marketing mix, and the impact on children and young people’s dietary attitudes and behaviours: A narrative review.
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Objective To identify and synthesise existing literature exploring the impact of relational and informational continuity of care on preferred place of death, hospital admissions and satisfaction for palliative care patients in qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods literature. Design A mixed methods rapid review. Methods PUBMED, PsychINFO, C...
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Introduction Many people experiencing homelessness remain in homeless hostels as their health deteriorates due to lack of alternative places of care (Shulman et al. 2017). Palliative care services are rarely involved and hostel staff face significant emotional and practical difficulties (Hudson et al. 2017). We developed evidence-based training for...
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Background: In the UK, many people experiencing homelessness whose health is deteriorating remain in homeless hostels due to few suitable alternative places of care. Hostel staff struggle to support residents with deteriorating health and palliative care services are rarely involved. There is recognition of the need for multiagency working to supp...
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Studies indicate research ethics committee (REC) approval and clinician gatekeeping are two key barriers in recruiting children and young people (CYP) with life-limiting conditions (LLCs) and life-threatening illnesses (LTIs) and their families to research. Objectives To explore the reported experiences, difficulties and proposed solutions of chie...
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Ambulatory surgery for varicose veins has now become a standard model of care, reducing costs and allowing varicose vein clinics to become "office-based". Many techniques have been discussed in the past to try to improve the patient experience, reducing pain and anxiety during local anaesthetic ambulatory surgery. This chapter, based on randomised...
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Objectives To explore the views and experiences of people who are homeless and those supporting them regarding conversations and approaches to palliative care Setting Data were collected between October 2015 and October 2016 in homeless hostels and day centres and with staff from primary and secondary healthcare providers and social care services...
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Background: Being homeless or vulnerably housed is associated with death at a young age, frequently related to medical problems complicated by drug or alcohol dependence. Homeless people experience high symptom burden at the end of life, yet palliative care service use is limited. Aim: To explore the views and experiences of current and formerly...
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ABSTRACT Aim: To explore the potential of offering balance acupuncture in a multibed setting for cancer patients experiencing pain. Design: An internal feasibility clinical audit run as part of the Fountain Centre’s service delivery. Methods: Nine cancer patients attended a six-week course of balance acupuncture delivered in a multibed setting. T...
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Purpose: To compare the effectiveness of audiovisual and relaxation-based intraoperative interventions for their impact on intraoperative pain and anxiety. Design: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Methods: The following databases were searched for articles published between 1990 and January 2014: MEDLINE, PsychINFO, CINAHL, and Web of Scie...
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Aims and objectivesTo gain insight into the experience of living with varicose veins and undergoing minimally invasive surgery under local anaesthesia in a private clinic. Background Minimally invasive surgery under local anaesthesia is replacing traditional surgical stripping for the treatment for varicose veins. Conscious surgery has previously b...