I joined Liverpool John Moores University in 2013 following 20 years in clinical practice most of which were spent working in Specialist Palliative Care. I currently run 2 palliative care modules one at level 6 and one at level 7 and have a particular interest in the communication skills required to manage distressing situations. I am the module leader for the second year skills module for the Adult Nursing Programme and work closely with Liverpool Heart & Chest Hospital and Liverpool Marie Curie Hospice as Academic Link Lecturer.
Before taking up this post I had a particular interest in mentoring specifically that related to NMC standards and undertook a piece of research exploring the impact of the 'sign-off mentor' in the acute setting.
2013, Edge Hill University, United Kingdom, MA Clinical Education
2001, University of Manchester, United Kingdom, BSc Hons Palliative Care
Lees C, Hutchison T, O'Brien S. 2017. Introducing community integrated nursing teams: How one Clinical Commissioning Group applied an evidence-based approach British Journal of Community Nursing, 22 :289-294 >DOI
Jack BA, Gambles M, Saltmarsh P, Murphy D, Hutchison T, Ellershaw JE. 2004. Enhancing hospital nurses knowledge of palliative care: a network nurse programme International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 10 :502-506 >DOI
Donovan T, Hutchison T. 2003. Using simulated patients in a multip[rofessional communication skills programme: refelctions from the programme faciliatators European Journal of Cancer Care, 12 :123-128
Coackley A, Hutchinson T, Saltmarsh P, Kelly A, Ellershaw J, Marshall E, Brunston H. 2002. Assessment and management of fatigue in patients with advanced cancer: developing guidelines International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 8 :381-388 >DOI
Tabernacle B, Honey M, Barnes M, Jinks AM. 2009. Oxford Handbook of Nursing Older People 9780199213283
Engagement & Impact
Award title: Fellow, Awarding body: Higher Education Academy
Company: Liverpool Marie Curie Hospice, Position or project: Academic Link Lecturer
Company: Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, Position or project: Academic Link Lecturer
Title of qualification gained: MA Clinical Education