Research activities continue at Mary Potter Hospice involving both externally and internally based researchers.
Currently research is being undertaken into Pasifika peoples’ use of Palliative care services (Pacific meets West in Advancing Palliative Care for Pacific populations) which is led by Dr Sunia Foliaki of Massey University. This and our own internal research project into the end of life viewpoints of hospice-based nurses is now in the analysis stage. Nurses at Te Omanga and Mercy Hospices also provided data for this research. Subsequently we have a great amount of valuable data so the results should be of considerable interest.
Future research projects involving our own staff at Mary Potter Hospice in conjunction with other researchers (eg, staff from the Graduate School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health, Victoria University) are being considered. One of these is likely to involve research that considers cultural safety among Maori and Pasifika users of Mary Potter Hospice services (Eldridge, Woods et al.).