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Trudy Hutchison

Nursing and Advanced Practice

Faculty of Health

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.
My current post is Placement Lead for Nursing, this role brings me in to contact with the many practice partners the School utilises to facilitate placements for nursing placements. The quality of the student experience in placement makes a significant contribution to learning and in the preparation for professional registration.
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2013, Edge Hill University, United Kingdom, MA Clinical Education
2001, University of Manchester, United Kingdom, BSc Hons Palliative Care

Academic appointments

Placement Lead for Nursing, School of Nursing and Allied Health, Liverpool John Moores University, 2013 - present

Journal article

Hutchison T, Lees C, Lotto R, White A, Harris R. 2019. Clinical decision making in paramedic practice. A qualitative study exploring the challenges of responding to mental health needs. Journal of Paramedic Practice, 11 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

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 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Hutchison T, Cochrane J. 2014. A phenomenological study into the impact of the sign-off mentor in the acute hospital setting. Nurse Educ Today, 34 :1029-1033 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

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 Publisher Url

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 JE, 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 Publisher Url

Books (authored)

Tabernacle B, Honey M, Barnes M, Jinks AM. 2009. Oxford Handbook of Nursing Older People 9780199213283


Fellow, Higher Education Academy. 2016

Industrial connections:

Liverpool Marie Curie Hospice, Academic Link Lecturer. 2015

Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, Academic Link Lecturer.

Teaching qualification:

MA Clinical Education. 2013