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Professor Fliss Murtagh

Professor of Palliative Care

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Hull York Medical School

Qualifications

  • PhD (King's College London)

Summary

Fliss qualified in medicine in the UK in 1986. She worked in General Practice for almost 10 years, and then undertook specialist training in palliative medicine. She is now a Professor of Palliative Care at Hull York Medical School, and Visiting Professor of Palliative Care at the Cicely Saunders Institute, King’s College London, UK.

Undergraduate

Fliss is currently Academic Training Programme Director – North & East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire - and leads on postgraduate clinical academic training for Hull York Medical School (together with Dr Simon Hart). She also contribute to the undergraduate training of medical students at Hull York Medical School.

Journal Article

Socioeconomic position and use of health care in the last year of life: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Davies, J. M., Sleeman, K. E., Leniz, J., Wilson, R., Higginson, I. J., Verne, J., …Murtagh, F. E. (2019). Socioeconomic position and use of health care in the last year of life: a systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS Medicine, 16(4), https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1002782

Health-related quality of life and well-being in people over 75 years of age with end-stage kidney disease managed with dialysis or comprehensive conservative care: A cross-sectional study in the UK and Australia

Shah, K. K., Murtagh, F. E., McGeechan, K., Crail, S., Burns, A., Tran, A. D., & Morton, R. L. (2019). Health-related quality of life and well-being in people over 75 years of age with end-stage kidney disease managed with dialysis or comprehensive conservative care: A cross-sectional study in the UK and Australia. BMJ open, 9(5), https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-027776

Towards person-centred care for people living with HIV: what core outcomes matter, and how might we assess them" A cross-national multi-centre qualitative study with key stakeholders

Bristowe, K., Clift, P., James, R., Josh, J., Platt, M., Whetham, J., …Harding, R. (2019). Towards person-centred care for people living with HIV: what core outcomes matter, and how might we assess them? A cross-national multi-centre qualitative study with key stakeholders. HIV Medicine, https://doi.org/10.1111/hiv.12758

A longitudinal cohort study of symptoms and other concerns among Nigerian people with stages 3–5 chronic kidney diseases: study protocol

Olagunju, A. T., Fadipe, B., Buraimoh, R. W., Ale, O. K., Umeizudike, T. I., Ogbolu, R. E., …Harding, R. (2019). A longitudinal cohort study of symptoms and other concerns among Nigerian people with stages 3–5 chronic kidney diseases: study protocol. Annals of palliative medicine, 8(2), 190-198. https://doi.org/10.21037/apm.2018.10.03

Establishing key criteria to define and compare models of specialist palliative care: A mixed-methods study using qualitative interviews and Delphi survey

Firth, A. M., O’Brien, S. M., Guo, P., Seymour, J., Richardson, H., Bridges, C., …Murtagh, F. E. (2019). Establishing key criteria to define and compare models of specialist palliative care: A mixed-methods study using qualitative interviews and Delphi survey. Palliative medicine, https://doi.org/10.1177/0269216319858237

Research interests

She is experienced in providing palliative care to a wide range of people with far advanced disease and their families, and has published extensively on palliative and end-of-life care needs, especially for older people and those with advanced kidney disease.

She is also experienced in research methods: cohort and cross sectional surveys, psychometrics, implementation and use of outcomes, especially the Integrated Palliative care (or Patient) Outcome Scale (see www.pos-pal.org).

Postgraduate supervision

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