Beth Hardy
Lecturer in Adult Nursing

Profile

Biography

Beth is a lecturer in the Department. She has a clinical background in Community Nursing and is a Queens Nurse, a title awarded to nurses who have demonstrated a high level of commitment to patient care and nursing practice.    

Beth is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy and an experienced academic and educator.  She teaches on a range of pre-and post-registration nursing programmes and is an active researcher. 

Her academic interests relate to dying and death, palliative care, care of the older person, the experiences of carers and families and nursing care in the home.    

Qualifications

  • PhD
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice
  • Registered Nurse Teacher (NMC)
  • BA (Hons) Community Specialist Practice
  • BA (Hons) Nursing Studies
  • RGN (Adult)

Departmental roles

  • Internships development lead
  • Practice learning team
  • Curriculum development group
  • Professional forum steering group
  • Academic lead for service user involvement (health professions education)

Publications

Selected publications

  • Flemming, K., McHugh, E. & Hardy, B. (2019) The caregiving experiences of informal carers of people living with motor neurone disease (MND): a synthesis of qualitative research. 

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  • Johnston, B., Matthews, G., Patterson, A., Bravington, A., Hardy, B., Seymour, J. (2018) Qualitative component of a longitudinal mixed methods programme evaluation using in-depth interviews.  BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care. 8 (suppl 1_ A1-79). 
  • Hardy, B. (2018) Meeting the needs of carers of people at the end of life. Nursing Standard. 33 (1) 59-66.
  • Flemming, K., Hardy, B. Taylor, V. (2018) Clinical Assessment and outcome measurement.  IN Walshe, C., Preston, N., Johnston, B. (Eds) Palliative Care Nursing Principles and Evidence for Practice.  McGraw Hill Education, Open University Press. London.  
  • King, N., Brooks, J., Bravington, A., Hardy, B., Melvin, J. & Wilde, D. (2017) The Pictor Technique: Exploring Experience of Collaborative Working from the Perspectives of Generalist and Specilaist Nurses. IN Brookes, J. & King, N. (2017) Applied Qualitative Research in Psychology. Palgrave. London. 221-234.
  • Caswell, G., Hardy, B., Ewing, G., Kennedy, S. & Seymour, J. (2017) Supporting Family carers in home-based end –of-life care: using participatory action research to develop a training programme for support workers and volunteers. BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care. Online First: 2017;0:1–7. doi:10.1136/bmjspcare-2017-001317.
  • Johnston, B., Narayansamy, M., Flemming, K., Hardy, B., Coole, C. (2017) Patient Reported Outcome Measures for measuring dignity in palliative and end of life care: A scoping review. BMC Health Services Research. In Press. 
  • Johnston, B., Coole, C., Narayansamy, M., Feakes, R., Whitworth, G., Tyrrell, T. & Hardy.,B (2016) Exploring the barriers to and facilitators of implementing research into practice. British Journal of Community Nursing. 21 (8) 392- 398.
  • Moghaddam, N., Coxon, H., Nabarro, S., Hardy, B. & Cox, K. (2016) Unmet care needs in people living with advanced cancer: a systematic review. Supportive Care in Cancer. Advance online publication. Doi: 10.1007/s00520-016-3221-3.
  • Hardy, B., King, N. & Rodriguez, A. (2014) The experiences of patients and carers in the daily management of care at the end of life: findings from a phenomenological study. International Journal of Palliative Nursing. 20 (12) 494-501.
  • Howell, D., Hardy, B., Boyd, C., Ward, C., Roman, E. & Johnson, M. (2014) Community palliative care clinical nurse specialists: a descriptive study of nurse-patient interactions. International Journal of Palliative Nursing. 20 (5) 246-253.
  • Hardy, B., Caswell, G., Ewing, G., Grande, G., Kennedy, S., Tabreham, J. & Seymour, J. (2014) Developing training for supporters of lay-carers involved with home based end of life care: a participatory approach. BMJ supportive & palliative care. 4 (1) 107.
  • Hardy, B., King, N. & Rodriguez, A. (2014) ‘My Doctor’: patient and carer experiences of the GP role for people in the last year of life. BMJ supportive and palliative care. 4 (1) A22.
  • Hardy, B., King, N. & Rodriguez, A. (2014) Self and Dyadic managing in the last year of life. Palliative Medicine. 28(6) 750.
  • King, N., Bravington, A., Brooks, J., Hardy, B., Melvin, J. & Wilde, D. (2013) The Pictor Technique: A method for exploring the Experiences of Collaborative Working. Qualitative Health Research. 23 (8) 1138-1152.
  • Hardy, B. (2012) Challenging self-theory: The unforeseen outcomes of conducting research within one’s own area of clinical practice. Palliative Medicine, 26, (4) p. 544.
  • Hardy, B., King, N. & Firth, J. (2012) Applying the Pictor technique to research interviews with people affected by advanced disease. Nurse Researcher, 21, (1) pp. 6-10.
  • Hardy, B. (2011) Palliative care in the community: The complexity of service provision. British Journal of Community Nursing, 16, (11) p. 522.

External activities

Memberships

Editorial duties

A peer reviewer for the following journals:

  • BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care
  • BMC Palliative care
  • Palliative Medicine
  • International Journal of Nursing Studies 

Invited talks and conferences

  • Hardy, B. (2019) Supporting family carers in home based care. Current Issues in Palliative Care. America Square Conference Centre, 8th May London.

  • Johnston, B., Matthews, G., Patterson, A., Bravington, A., Hardy, B., Seymour, J. (2018) Qualitative component of a longitudinal mixed methods programme evaluation using in-depth interviews.  The APMs Annual Supportive and Palliative Care Conference in association with Palliative Care Congress, “Towards evidence based compassionate care”, Bournemouth International Centre.  15-16 March 2018.
  • Hardy, B., Caswell, G., Ewing, G., Grande, G., Kennedy, S., Morris, J., Redshaw, H., Robertson, D., Tabreham, J., Tanner, D., Wood, G. & Seymour, J. (2015) Using participatory research to develop a palliative care intervention: reflections on the method. RCN International Nursing Research Conference, Nottingham, UK.
  • Brooks, J., Bravington, A., Hardy, B., Melvin, J., & Kind, N. (2015) “It’s not just about the patient, it’s the families too”: End of life care in the home environment. The Future of Palliative Care: Marie Curie Annual Research Conference, London, UK.
  • Hardy, B., Caswell, G., Ewing, G., Grande, G., Kennedy, S., Tabreham, J. & Seymour, J. (2014) Supporting carers at the end of life: findings from a training programme pilot. 10th NCRI Cancer Conference, Liverpool, UK.
  • Hardy, B., King, N. & Rodriguez, A. (2014) ‘Self’ and ‘Dyadic’ managing in the last year of life. 8th World Research Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care. Lleida, Spain.
  • Hardy, B., Caswell, G., Ewing, G., Grande, G., Kennedy, S., Tabreham, J. & Seymour, J. (2014) Developing training for supporters of lay-carers involved with home based end of life care: a participatory approach. Marie Curie Annual Research Conference. London, UK.
  • Hardy, B., King, N. & Rodriguez, A.(2014) ‘My Doctor’: patient and carer experiences of the GP role for people in the last year of life. The 10th Palliative Care Congress, Harrogate, UK.
  • Brooks, J., Bravington, A., Hardy, B., Melvin, J., Wilde, D. & King, N. (2013) The Pictor Technique: A method for exploring collaborative working in healthcare. British Psychological Society Division of Health Psychology Conference, Bournemouth, UK.
  • Hardy, B. (2012) Challenging self-theory: The unforeseen outcomes of conducting research within one’s own area of clinical practice. World Research Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care, Trondheim, Norway.
  • Hardy, B., King, N., Rodriguez, A. & Firth. (2011) ‘Like flies around a jam pot’: The lived experience of people affected by advanced disease who are receiving multiple primary care services. Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care, Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Hardy, B., King, N., Rodriguez, A. & Firth, J. (2010) Using the 'Pictor' tool in research with patients and informal caregivers affected by advanced disease: benefits for researchers and participants. The BPS Qualitative Methods in Psychology Section Annual Conference, Nottingham, UK.
  • Hardy, B. (2010) Researching complex patient experience: Using ‘Pictor’ to help cancer patients tell their story. RCN Research Conference, Gateshead, UK. Poster of the day winner.
  • King, N., Melvin, J. & Hardy, B. (2010) Using the Pictor technique to explore people's construing of their working roles and relationships. European Personal Construct Association biennial conference, Belgrade, Serbia.
  • Hardy, B. (2010) Research into the experiences of people affected by advanced disease: using Pictor as a tool to encourage reflection and assist communication in research interviews. The University of Huddersfield Research Day, Huddersfield.

Research

Overview

Beth’s research interests include palliative and end of life care, the supportive care needs and lived experience of older people with frailty and their families, care provision in community settings and qualitative methodologies. 

Projects

Completed projects

  • Further development of the Dignity Care Intervention for use by Community Nurses with older patients nearing the end of life. Co-applicant (Co-Applicant completed 2016).
  • ACTION: investigating the impact and experience of participating in an advance care planning programme - funded by the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme. (Senior Research Fellow 2013-2015)
  • Cascading knowledge about end of life care at home: the development and piloting of a training programme for those who help carers – funded by Marie Curie and Dimbleby Cancer Care. (Senior Research Fellow. Completed 2015).
  • Palliative Care Needs of Cancer Survivors – From identification to targeted intervention (Co-Applicant completed 2015).
  • ‘Everyone was like flies around a jam pot’: a phenomenological study exploring the experiences of people affected by advanced disease in relation to the involvement of multiple services in primary care (Funded PhD completed 2013).

 

Research group(s)

Supervision

Beth welcomes enquiries for Doctoral student supervision in the field of palliative and end of life care, care and the older person, and qualitative research.  

Teaching

Undergraduate

  • CLG facilitator 
  • Individual and Public Health
  • Long Term Conditions
  • Community Practice Experience
  • Palliative care
  • Service Improvement project supervision

Postgraduate

  • Post Graduate Diploma PP1 module lead
  • Contributions to post registration education via SSPRD modules

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Contact details

Dr Beth Hardy
Lecturer

Tel: 01904 32(1631)