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Dr B Nyatanga publications etc - hidden page

Update 19 March - all pages in this series are now here. Discontinue reading the pages.  

Two pages with the purpose of finding out about palliative care prior to discussion. 

From his UoW page  with added links

Teaching & Research 

Specialist Teaching Areas 

Palliative and End of Life Care Google

Research Methods - (undergraduate to postgraduate levels) 

Advanced Communication Skills using actors 

NHS leadership qualities framework Google

Specialist Research Areas 

     Psycho-social aspects of death and dying Google

     Cultural competence  general    cultural competence theory  nursing inc scholarly articles     ditto mental health

     Congress Presentation 

                 Nyatanga, B. (2011)   12th EAPC Congress. Lisbon    mention at D490 here 

     Research Interests 

           Death anxiety and burnout among palliative care nurses Google (undertaking at present) 

     Professional Interests 

          Palliative End of Life Care, death anxiety, psychology of death and dying, research methods 

External Responsibilities 

    External examiner for Dundee University - masters degree in Palliative care  here

source -  Worcester Uni here   

Google    African Palliative Care Association here 


Dr B Nyatanga  - Publications 2005 - 2012 here   Links and small text have been added.

Publications not on that list are shown below.   

Both lists serve to conduct research at the Hive.  

     So far, I have public access to SCIE Dementia Gateway here,  

     Without logging in I can find, for example, Dying well at home here   Research databases here

     Once logged in, if Nyatanga Brian is put in the search box, nothing useful results.

     International Journal of Palliative Nursing gives the result here.

     Research databases here gives access to Social Care Online here.

     Logged in. British Journal of Community Nursing  result.  One of use on p 1.  Nothing on p 2.

     Advanced search using journal article - Attitudes to death: a time to pose difficult questions  result


BJCN - British Journal of Community Nursing here

IJPN - International Journal of Palliative Nursing here 

Sage here   BT comment on Sage Review page here

Amazon here

South Bank University here

Ethic Share here

BiomedExperts here    Empathy in palliative care: is it possible to understand another person? related articles here

Do pilot studies have any value in research? 

Brian Nyatanga 

International Journal of Palliative Nursing, Vol. 11, Iss. 7, 21 Jul 2005, pp 312

When pilot studies are conducted as part of a research process, they can be useful in many ways. For example, improving the internal validity of a questionnaire or scale, assessing the feasibility of the main study, establishing whether the sampling frame and technique are effective and giving feedback on the logistics of data collection. However, there are limitations, particularly when the researcher makes inaccurate assumptions based on the pilot data. The fact that a pilot was conducted does not mean success in the main study and, in some cases, pilot data gets included in the main study, thereby, creating contamination. 


Culture, palliative care and multiculturalism 

Brian Nyatanga 

International Journal of Palliative Nursing, Vol. 8, Iss. 5, 02 May 2002, pp 240 - 246

The frequently asked question, ‘Why do minority ethnic groups not access palliative care?’ needs closer analysis. This article sets out to revisit the context and principles of palliative care and discuss why palliative care services are not accessed equally by all cultural groups in western, particularly UK, society. The conceptual basis of culture, together with cultural diversity, will be discussed to foster greater understanding of multiculturalism with a view to offering recommendations for the provision of culturally sensitive palliative care. These recommendations will seek to be challenging but realistic, both for practitioners providing such care and for educationalists disseminating ‘knowledge’. I will highlight what I believe are the challenges of providing palliative care that is acceptable to minority ethnic groups based on personal experience and literature, and emphasize that these challenges should be seen as potential opportunities. It is hoped that this article will set a platform for honest and open discussion about the way forward in providing culturally sensitive palliative care for minority ethnic groups. I will pose a challenging call to all members of minority ethnic groups to adopt a more proactive approach to their own care by preparing themselves to be in an influential position in palliative care provision through academic and clinical endeavours.


Attitudes to death: a time to pose difficult questions 

Brian Nyatanga 

British Journal of Community Nursing, Vol. 18, here   Iss. 10, 04 Oct 2013, pp 512

One of the emphases of the End of Life Care Strategy (Department of Health, 2008 (link added here) was the need for intensified effort from both the public and professionals to talk openly about death and dying as a process we all go through.  source   Google    The right to die is dealt with here

Hidden aspects of palliative care

Nyatanga, Brian; Astley-Pepper, Maxine

This multi-contributor text focuses on some of the hidden challenges and aspects found in palliative care provision. The authors bring a wealth of insight into the difficult or challenging questions that are not always discussed openly in palliative care settings. It explores the differences between what is said openly by practitioners and how that is then documented in patients' records. The liberal reader will find this book of interest and the honesty challenging at all levels. Brian Nyatanga is a Macmillan Senior Lecturer at the University of Central England, Birmingham. Maxine Astley-Pepper is a Macmillan Senior Lecturer at the University of Central England, Birmingham

Book . English.
Published London : Quay 2005        source    

The Hive – Three available in Level 3: University Short Loan 610.7361/NYA and Level 3: Main Collection 610.7361/NYA   see source re where

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