CAT Publications and Presentations

CAT Newsletters

CAT Newsletter Summer 2017

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News Articles

e-hospice article – March 2017


“Better Endings” – NIHR Themed Review 2015


e-hospice article – October 2014

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‘The need to support carers who are caring for someone in their last year of life.’ (14th October 2014)


Innov-age article  Autumn/Winter 2014

Innovage Issue 7 Front Cover
‘Supporting Family Carers:the development of the Carers Alert thermometer (CAT).’ Innov-age Magazine Issue 7 Autumn/Winter 2014  Issue 7 p14-15

Journal Articles

Open access paper in Journal of Advanced Nursing (2016) Online 1.09.2015

Screenshot 2016-03-08 14.45.24‘Gaining consensus on family carer needs when caring for someone dying at home to develop the Carers’ Alert Thermometer (CAT): a modified Delphi study. Click on the image to open access article.

Open access paper in BMC Palliative Care article (2015) Online 3.05.2015

‘Development of the Carers’ Alert Thermometer (CAT) to identify family carers struggling with caring for someone dying at home: a mixed method consensus study’. Click on the image to open access article.



Conference Presentations

14th Allied Professionals Forum – 6th December 2016, Dublin, Ireland

Presentation by Professor Mary O’Brien: ‘The Carers’ Alert Thermometer(CAT): Identifying ALS/MND Carers’ Support Needs.







27th International ALS/MND Symposium, Dublin 7th-9th December 2016

Poster: The Carers’Alert Thermometer (CAT): Identifying The Support Needs Of Family Carers Of People Living With MND






11th UK Stroke Forum, 28th-30th November 2016

Poster: Assessing the needs of stroke family caregivers: Adapting the Carers Alert Thermometer (CAT) to develop the CAT(S).

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