CSRU Themes

The Care Sciences Research Unit (CSRU) has undertaken a number of projects within each research group. This area of the website provides details of recent projects and consultancy carried out by the unit.

Developments in Acute Care

Systematic reviews, pain management, palliative care and termination of pregnancy are some of the current themes for research projects and study in this group. Disaster relief healthcare is a growing area of interest.

Projects – Developments in Acute Care


Enduring Health Needs

Quality of life issues for vulnerable groups with long-term health needs.

Projects – Enduring health needs


Mental Health

The Mental Health group’s research involves looking at current provision of services for young people with dementia in four local NHS trusts. The development, implementation and evaluation of an assessment tool for substance misuse is also being studied.

Projects – Mental Health


Family Care

Research in this area includes a particular focus on the prevention of pressure injury in children. Other projects include women’s choices in childbirth and clinical decision making by children’s nurses.

Projects – Family Care


Health Professional Education

Factors influencing attrition, clinical simulation and research methods.

Projects – Health professional education