Sam QuinnUniversity of Glasgow | UofG · End of Life Studies Group
Dying in the Margins: Uncovering the reasons for unequal access to home dying for the socio-economically deprived.
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Citations since 2017
12 Research Items
Sam Quinn is a social researcher with a background in end of life, qualitative research and research with structurally vulnerable groups.
August 2021 - present
- Research Associate
- Uncovering the reasons for unequal access to home dying for the socio-economically deprived. This 3 year research project is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. Our aim is to examine experiences of home dying for people living in poverty in the UK in both urban (Glasgow) and rural (Dumfries & Galloway) locations.
May 2020 - September 2021
- Research Associate
- Research Fellow on the STAY SAFE project: exploring risk and SafeTy with leArning disabilitY clients in forensic Services: an evAluation oF Talking Mats a visual, Electronic, communications tool. I also lectured on the University of Edinburgh undergraduate modules ‘Contemporary Issues in Health and Wellbeing’ and 'Innovations in healthcare: Society, Culture and Health'.
April 2019 - July 2020
- Research Assistant
- Full time RA on the cross-sector collaboration: Partnership towards Third Sector Improvement. The aim of the project has been to develop an educational offer for quality improvement in third sector health and social care organisations.
October 2014 - November 2019
Background: Issues of risk and safety can be challenging to discuss with forensic patients with an intellectual disability. Talking Mats is a visual communication tool that facilitates therapeutic conversations. Method: A pilot study, adopting an ethnographic approach, was used to evaluate Talking Mats. Interviews and video observations were conduc...
Background: People with an intellectual disability who commit a criminal offence can be detained, by a court, in a forensic inpatient facility. There is limited understanding of how inpatients with an intellectual disability and their nurses navigate risk in U.K. forensic services. Methods: A traditional literature review design was followed to...
Background Visual methods have been used extensively in social research to explore people’s experiences of structural disadvantage. This indicates that they may provide a useful research approach to understanding equity-related concerns within palliative care. However, little has been published regarding the use of visual methods with people at the...
Background Frontline healthcare staff working in pandemics have been reported to experience mental health issues during the early and post-peak stages. To alleviate these problems, healthcare organisations have been providing support for their staff, including organisational, cognitive behavioural and physical and mental relaxation interventions. T...
Quality improvement has been proposed as a means of enhancing health and social care on an international scale. Despite being a key stakeholder in health and social care delivery, there is a lack of evidence regarding the adoption of quality improvement in the voluntary sector. For this study, 21 semi-structured interviews and five focus groups wer...
Poster of the Day from the STAY SAFE study. Evaluating the Talking Mats communication tool with forensic patients with a learning disability.
This article is part of a series in Nursing Older People exploring the nursing care of people living with advanced dementia. When someone with advanced dementia can no longer communicate verbally and has limited movement, activities they once enjoyed may no longer be possible. This limits opportunities for self-realisation and can lead to a preoccu...
This article explores the use of vignettes in qualitative research from a post-humanist and multi-species perspective. Drawing on methodological principles espoused by Karen Barad and Donna Haraway, as well as empirical data from the Dementia Dog pilot project in Scotland, UK, we explore the use of vignettes as a technique for understanding human–d...
There is increasing recognition of animal-assisted interventions as a promising area of practice within health and social care for people living with dementia. However, much of the research focuses on benefits for those living in care homes and not in their own homes. The Dementia Dog Project is an innovative project that aims to support people wit...
The International Summit on Intellectual Disability and Dementia covered a range of issues related to dementia and intellectual disability, including the dearth of personal reflections of persons with intellectual disability affected by dementia. This article reflects on this deficiency and explores some of the personal perspectives gleaned from th...
Translated versions of dissemination project to support conversations about dementia with people who have an intellectual disability.