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Research projects

Community Health in Practice and Service (CHiPS) research projects include:

Support Group Facilitator Service

Exploring the feasibility of a support group facilitator to help peer-led support groups at the MidCentral District Health Board. An MSc student will evaluate the service over 18 months to inform the DHB and investigate a continuation of the service.

IMPACT (Improving Palliative Care Through Research) research group

IMPACT is a collaboration between Arohanui Hospice and Massey University, which has supported two master’s students with $5,000 scholarships.

Projects include:

  • How family members/next of kin perceived, experienced and understood the experience of end-of-life care for their elderly dependant living in an aged-care residence.
  • How family members/next of kin perceived, experienced and understood the experience of end-of-life care for patients in Ward 25 at Palmerston North Hospital.

Provision of care by MidCentral District Health Board

Cluster members have supervised students researching provision of care by MidCentral District Health Board.

Projects include:

  • A pharmacy-led intervention for people with asthma in the Tararau district.
  • The support needs of families with a child on the autistic spectrum (this research was supported by MidCentral DHB).

The application of social-emotional skills in practice and emotion regulation

Projects include:

  • Investigating the social-emotional skills of teachers, therapists, doctors and military trainers; the nature of these skills and how they apply in practice.
  • Social-emotional skills in other forms of practices (eg, parenting) and other contexts; the impact of these skills on outcomes with client groups.
  • Measuring observable emotion regulation and interventions.

Treatment-outcome research

Projects include:

  • Investigating alcohol and other drugs programmes with the military and DHBs
  • Parenting interventions
  • The application of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Social emotional skills

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