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Dr Pauline Kane

Cicely Saunders International PhD Clinical Training Fellow

Phone: 0207 848 5385
Fax: 0207 848 5517
Email: pauline.m.kane@kcl.ac.uk
Address: King’s College London
Cicely Saunders Institute
Department of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation
Bessemer Road
Denmark Hill, SE5 9PJ


Research

Non-cancer palliative care; heart failure palliative care; patient-reported outcome measures; palliative care in Ireland; mixed-methods research.

Biography

Pauline studied Medicine at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and following this, undertook training in general internal medicine, achieving Membership of the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland (MRCPI) in 2006. She was awarded an MSc in Healthcare Ethics and Law from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 2011, attaining first class honours. She worked as a Registrar in Palliative Medicine in Blackrock Hospice, Dublin and Beaumont Hospital, Dublin prior to her appointment as Specialist Registrar in Palliative Medicine with the London Deanery in 2010. Since coming to London, Pauline has worked in hospitals and hospices in North and North East London.

Pauline joined the Cicely Saunders Institute as a BuildCARE PhD Clinical Training Fellow in October 2012. Her project involves the introduction of a palliative care patient-reported outcome measure into the heart failure service in selected tertiary referral hospitals in Dublin, Ireland. This measure will be coupled with a healthcare professional educational module on palliative care.

Key Leadership Roles

Pauline was the Non-Consultant Hospital Doctor representative on the Irish Medical Council from 2008-2013, during which she was a member of the committee who advised the Council on the development of the “Guide to Professional Conduct and Ethics for Registered Medical Practitioners. 7th Edition.” (2009)

Selected Publications
  • Kane PM, Vinen K, Murtagh FEM. Palliative Care for advanced renal disease: A summary of the evidence and future direction. Palliative Medicine, 2013. Published online 13 June 2013. doi: 10.1177/0269216313491796
  • Kane P, Lodge P, Hopkins K, Greenslade L, Tookman A. Letter. ‘Living and dying well with end-stage liver disease’: time for palliative care? Hepatology, 2013; 57(5):2092 doi: 10.1002/hep.26078
  • Kane P, Spooner M, McElvaney NG, McQuillan R. Palliative Medicine – an undergraduate learning opportunity. (abstract). In: Proceedings of the 6th Research Congress of the European Association of Palliative Care; 2010 June 10-12; Glasgow, Scotland. London: SAGE: 2010. pS5 (Palliative Medicine; Vol 24)
  • Kane P, Keenan C, Cunningham J. An audit on the use of phenobarbitone for sedation in intractable distress in the dying. (abstract). In: Proceedings of the 6th Research Congress of the European Association of Palliative Care; 2010 June 10-12; Glasgow, Scotland. London: SAGE: 2010. pS81. (Palliative Medicine; Vol 24)
  • Kane P. Dying, death and the newly qualified doctor. (abstract). In: Proceedings of the 12th Congress of the European Association of Palliative Care: 2011 May 18-21; Lisbon, Portugal. Newmarket (UK): HMC; 2011. p181
  • Kane P, McQuillan R. Erroneous opioid prescriptions. (abstract). In: Proceedings of the 12th Congress of the European Association of Palliative Care: 2011 May 18-21; Lisbon, Portugal. Newmarket (UK): HMC; 2011. p80
Teaching
  • Examiner for KCL Medical School Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE)
  • Examiner for KCL Palliative Care MSc Advanced Symptom Control Module and Biology and Management of Symptoms Module
  • Palliative Medicine MRCP teaching for KCL junior doctors
International Links

Irish Association of Palliative Care (IAPC) and All Ireland Institute for Hospice and Palliative Care (AIIHPC).

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