Dreams Come True

Half way for the Power of Dreams

Hello and thanks for coming back to check on the Power of Dreams research project! It has been a busy few months and I have recently realised that this three-year project is more than half way through, which feels quite scary!

I think we are making great progress however, with many family interviews complete, and analysis underway too. So far, I have spoken with eight different families and I’m in the process of analysing what I’ve heard. I’ll then use my analysis to inform the kinds of questions I ask and families that I go on to speak to next. I’m very excited as next month I am presenting some of my initial findings at the European Association for Palliative Care conference in Lleida (near Barcelona). This will be the first time I’ve presented my research outside of the University of Stirling or the Dreams Come True offices, but I can’t wait to share my initial thoughts with others. You can find me on twitter (@jaynegalinsky) if you’d like to be kept up to date with what is coming from this interesting conference. I’ll make sure to report back here on how the conference was!

Aside from the Power of Dreams project, Professor Alan Glasper (from the University of Southampton) and I have been working on a paper which reports some interesting findings from the Dreams Come True service evaluation, so again watch this space for that coming up hopefully sometime this year.

Finally, I just wanted to say a quick thank you to Karen and her family who commented on my last blog entry. It was great to hear your thoughts on the conference, and also lovely to know that people are reading this of course!

Jayne Galinsky
Date: 02/06/2014
Author: Jayne Galinsky


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