Merryn Gott

Summary

Affiliation: University of Sheffield
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Dying trajectories in heart failure
    Merryn Gott
    Sheffield Institute for Studies on Ageing, University of Sheffield, Sheffield
    Palliat Med 21:95-9. 2007
  2. pmc Dying, death and bereavement: a qualitative study of the views of carers of people with heart failure in the UK
    Neil Small
    School of Health Studies, University of Bradford, 25 Trinity Road, Bradford, BD5 0BB, UK
    BMC Palliat Care 8:6. 2009
  3. ncbi request reprint Predictors of the quality of life of older people with heart failure recruited from primary care
    Merryn Gott
    Sheffield Institute for Studies on Ageing, University of Sheffield, Elmfield, Northumberland Road, Sheffield S10 2TU, UK
    Age Ageing 35:172-7. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint "Opening a can of worms": GP and practice nurse barriers to talking about sexual health in primary care
    Merryn Gott
    Sheffield Institute for Studies on Ageing, University of Sheffield, UK
    Fam Pract 21:528-36. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Older people's views about home as a place of care at the end of life
    Merryn Gott
    Sheffield Institute for Studies on Ageing, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    Palliat Med 18:460-7. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Older people's views of a good death in heart failure: implications for palliative care provision
    M Gott
    Sheffield Insitute for Studies on Ageing, University of Sheffield, Elmfield, Northumberland Road, Sheffield, S Yorks, UK
    Soc Sci Med 67:1113-21. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Exploring the sexual histories of older GUM clinic attenders
    C M Gott
    Sheffield Institute for Studies on Ageing, University of Sheffield, Northern General Hospital, UK
    Int J STD AIDS 11:714-8. 2000
  8. doi request reprint Barriers to advance care planning in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    M Gott
    University of Sheffield, Sheffield Institute for Studies on Ageing, Sheffield, UK
    Palliat Med 23:642-8. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint General practitioner attitudes to discussing sexual health issues with older people
    Merryn Gott
    Sheffield Institute for Studies on Ageing, University of Sheffield, Community Sciences Centre, Northern General Hospital, Herries Road, Sheffield S5 7AU, UK
    Soc Sci Med 58:2093-103. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Barriers to seeking treatment for sexual problems in primary care: a qualitative study with older people
    Merryn Gott
    Sheffield Institute for Studies on Ageing, University of Sheffield, Community Sciences Centre, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield S5 7AU, UK
    Fam Pract 20:690-5. 2003

Detail Information

Publications46

  1. ncbi request reprint Dying trajectories in heart failure
    Merryn Gott
    Sheffield Institute for Studies on Ageing, University of Sheffield, Sheffield
    Palliat Med 21:95-9. 2007
    ..To explore dying trajectories in heart failure...
  2. pmc Dying, death and bereavement: a qualitative study of the views of carers of people with heart failure in the UK
    Neil Small
    School of Health Studies, University of Bradford, 25 Trinity Road, Bradford, BD5 0BB, UK
    BMC Palliat Care 8:6. 2009
    ..Whilst carers report a range of strategies adopted in response to bereavement there is a need for continued support for vulnerable carers after the death of the person with HF...
  3. ncbi request reprint Predictors of the quality of life of older people with heart failure recruited from primary care
    Merryn Gott
    Sheffield Institute for Studies on Ageing, University of Sheffield, Elmfield, Northumberland Road, Sheffield S10 2TU, UK
    Age Ageing 35:172-7. 2006
    ..Older people, women and those with co-morbidities are underrepresented in these. Little is known about factors predictive of quality of life amongst older people with heart failure recruited from community settings...
  4. ncbi request reprint "Opening a can of worms": GP and practice nurse barriers to talking about sexual health in primary care
    Merryn Gott
    Sheffield Institute for Studies on Ageing, University of Sheffield, UK
    Fam Pract 21:528-36. 2004
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Older people's views about home as a place of care at the end of life
    Merryn Gott
    Sheffield Institute for Studies on Ageing, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    Palliat Med 18:460-7. 2004
    ..To explore the attitudes of older people towards home as a place of care when dying...
  6. ncbi request reprint Older people's views of a good death in heart failure: implications for palliative care provision
    M Gott
    Sheffield Insitute for Studies on Ageing, University of Sheffield, Elmfield, Northumberland Road, Sheffield, S Yorks, UK
    Soc Sci Med 67:1113-21. 2008
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Exploring the sexual histories of older GUM clinic attenders
    C M Gott
    Sheffield Institute for Studies on Ageing, University of Sheffield, Northern General Hospital, UK
    Int J STD AIDS 11:714-8. 2000
    ..These data indicate that older people engage in behaviours that place them at risk of STI acquisition and many attend GUM clinics for the first time in later life...
  8. doi request reprint Barriers to advance care planning in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    M Gott
    University of Sheffield, Sheffield Institute for Studies on Ageing, Sheffield, UK
    Palliat Med 23:642-8. 2009
    ..Consideration also needs to be given to the integration of chronic disease management and end of life care and to developing definitions of end of life care that fit with concepts of 'continuous palliation'...
  9. ncbi request reprint General practitioner attitudes to discussing sexual health issues with older people
    Merryn Gott
    Sheffield Institute for Studies on Ageing, University of Sheffield, Community Sciences Centre, Northern General Hospital, Herries Road, Sheffield S5 7AU, UK
    Soc Sci Med 58:2093-103. 2004
    ..The discussion considers the implications of these findings for primary care, particularly in relation to education and training...
  10. ncbi request reprint Barriers to seeking treatment for sexual problems in primary care: a qualitative study with older people
    Merryn Gott
    Sheffield Institute for Studies on Ageing, University of Sheffield, Community Sciences Centre, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield S5 7AU, UK
    Fam Pract 20:690-5. 2003
    ..This is particularly true for older people, whose perceived "asexuality" has led to them being excluded from sexual health research...
  11. ncbi request reprint How important is sex in later life? The views of older people
    Merryn Gott
    Sheffield Institute for Studies on Ageing, Community Sciences Centre, University of Sheffield, Northern General Hospital, Herries Road, S5 7AU, Sheffield, UK
    Soc Sci Med 56:1617-28. 2003
    ..The discussion considers the implications of these findings for this developing field...
  12. ncbi request reprint Sexual activity and risk-taking in later life
    C M Gott
    Sheffield Institute for Studies on Ageing, University of Shieffield, Community Sciences Centre, Northern General Hospital, UK
    Health Soc Care Community 9:72-8. 2001
    ..Further implications for sexual health promotion and the need for additional research in this field are also discussed...
  13. ncbi request reprint Sexual health and the new ageing
    Merryn Gott
    Sheffield Institute for Studies on Ageing, Elmfield, Northumberland Road, Sheffield S10 2TU, UK
    Age Ageing 35:106-7. 2006
  14. ncbi request reprint Characteristics and views of family carers of older people with heart failure
    Sarah Barnes
    Sheffield Institute for Studies on Ageing, University of Sheffield
    Int J Palliat Nurs 12:380-9. 2006
    ..to explore the characteristics and views of the family carers of older people with heart failure...
  15. ncbi request reprint Patient views of social service provision for older people with advanced heart failure
    Merryn Gott
    Sheffield Institute for Studies on Ageing, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    Health Soc Care Community 15:333-42. 2007
    ..Improving provision for this group involves tackling the barriers to access identified above, as well as ensuring that their views influence service planning and delivery...
  16. ncbi request reprint Communication in heart failure: perspectives from older people and primary care professionals
    Sarah Barnes
    Sheffield Institute for Studies on Ageing, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    Health Soc Care Community 14:482-90. 2006
    ..These findings point to a need for an educational intervention tailored specifically to the need to improve the communication skills of primary care professionals in chronic heart failure...
  17. ncbi request reprint Barriers and facilitators to the receipt of palliative care for people with dementia: the views of medical and nursing staff
    Tony Ryan
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    Palliat Med 26:879-86. 2012
    ..The role of the health care team is pivotal if people with dementia are to benefit from the transition to palliative care...
  18. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of symptoms in a community-based sample of heart failure patients
    Sarah Barnes
    Sheffield Institute for Studies on Ageing, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom
    J Pain Symptom Manage 32:208-16. 2006
    ..Findings suggest that symptom prevalence and burden for this population is high. Primary care professionals should offer comprehensive assessment and treatment of symptoms...
  19. ncbi request reprint Recruiting older people into a large, community-based study of heart failure
    Sarah Barnes
    Sheffield Institute for Studies on Ageing, University of Sheffield, Elmfield, Northumberland Road, Sheffield, S10 2TU, UK
    Chronic Illn 1:321-9. 2005
    ..The paper concludes that prospective longitudinal studies are of particular relevance to chronic illness, and the complexity of setting up such research must be acknowledged and appropriately resourced...
  20. doi request reprint Barriers to providing palliative care for older people in acute hospitals
    Clare Gardiner
    University of Sheffield School of Nursing and Midwifery, Sheffield, UK
    Age Ageing 40:233-8. 2011
    ..The majority of deaths in the UK occur in acute hospitals, and older people are particularly likely to die in this setting. However, little is known about the barriers to palliative care provision for older people within acute hospitals...
  21. doi request reprint Predicting mortality among a general practice-based sample of older people with heart failure
    Sarah Barnes
    Section of Public Health, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Regent Court, 30 Regent Street, Sheffield, S1 4DA, UK
    Chronic Illn 4:5-12. 2008
    ....
  22. doi request reprint Extent of palliative care need in the acute hospital setting: a survey of two acute hospitals in the UK
    Clare Gardiner
    University of Sheffield, School of Health and Related Research ScHARR, Sheffield, UK
    Palliat Med 27:76-83. 2013
    ..In common with international health policy, The End of Life Care Strategy for England has highlighted the delivery of high quality palliative care in the acute hospital setting as an area of priority...
  23. doi request reprint Exploring the care needs of patients with advanced COPD: an overview of the literature
    Clare Gardiner
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, The University of Sheffield, Sykes House, Sheffield, UK
    Respir Med 104:159-65. 2010
    ....
  24. doi request reprint Enhancing patient-professional communication about end-of-life issues in life-limiting conditions: a critical review of the literature
    Sarah Barnes
    School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom
    J Pain Symptom Manage 44:866-79. 2012
    ....
  25. doi request reprint Reconciling informed consent and 'do no harm': ethical challenges in palliative-care research and practice in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Clare Gardiner
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    Palliat Med 24:469-72. 2010
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint 'I daresay I might find it embarrassing': general practitioners' perspectives on discussing sexual health issues with lesbian and gay patients
    Sharron Hinchliff
    Sheffield Institute for Studies on Ageing, University of Sheffield, Elmfield, Sheffield, UK
    Health Soc Care Community 13:345-53. 2005
    ..These included training at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, taking a proactive role during consultations, not making assumptions about patients' sexual orientation and having a non-discriminatory policy for their practice...
  27. doi request reprint A qualitative study of heterosexual women's attempts to renegotiate sexual relationships in the context of severe sexual problems
    Sharron Hinchliff
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Sheffield, Samuel Fox House, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, S5 7AU, UK
    Arch Sex Behav 41:1253-61. 2012
    ..The implications for future research and treatment in the area of women's sexual problems are discussed...
  28. doi request reprint Attitudes of health care professionals to opioid prescribing in end-of-life care: a qualitative focus group study
    Clare Gardiner
    School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom
    J Pain Symptom Manage 44:206-14. 2012
    ..However, evidence suggests that the use of opioids in palliative care is suboptimal, and many patients do not receive adequate pain control at the end of life...
  29. pmc Factors supporting good partnership working between generalist and specialist palliative care services: a systematic review
    Clare Gardiner
    School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, UK
    Br J Gen Pract 62:e353-62. 2012
    ..However there is little evidence to suggest factors which support collaborative working between specialist and generalist palliative care providers...
  30. doi request reprint Sex, menopause and social context: a qualitative study with heterosexual women
    Sharron Hinchliff
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    J Health Psychol 15:724-33. 2010
    ..The findings complement existing psychological literature on the topic of women's sexual and reproductive health which foregrounds social context and emphasizes diversity of experience...
  31. ncbi request reprint Challenging social myths and stereotypes of women and aging: heterosexual women talk about sex
    Sharron Hinchliff
    University of Sheffield, Sheffield Institute for Studies on Ageing, Elmfield, Sheffield, UK
    J Women Aging 20:65-81. 2008
    ..Finally, sexual activity was constructed as having psychological and physiological benefits for couples within committed relationships. The findings are discussed in terms of their implications for research, theory and clinical practice...
  32. ncbi request reprint Exploring the extent of communication surrounding transitions to palliative care in heart failure: the perspectives of health care professionals
    Emilie Green
    University of Sheffield Medical School, Sykes House, St Luke s Hospice, Little Common Lane, Sheffield, UK
    J Palliat Care 27:107-16. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to explore the perspectives of health care professionals (HCPs) on the transition of heart failure (HF) patients to a palliative care approach...
  33. ncbi request reprint GPs' perceptions of the gender-related barriers to discussing sexual health in consultations--a qualitative study
    Sharron Hinchliff
    Sheffield Institute for Studies on Ageing, University of Sheffield, Elmfield, Northumberland Road, Sheffield S10 2TU, UK
    Eur J Gen Pract 10:56-60. 2004
    ..This paper explores the barriers related to gender that general practitioners (GPs) face when discussing sexual health matters in primary care consultations...
  34. doi request reprint Holding onto womanhood: a qualitative study of heterosexual women with sexual desire loss
    Sharron Hinchliff
    Center for Health and Social Care Studies, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Sheffield, Northern General Hospital, UK
    Health (London) 13:449-65. 2009
    ..Participants responded to these challenges in various ways, often renegotiating their identities as women. The findings are discussed in relation to theorizing women's sexuality and their implications for health care...
  35. doi request reprint A narrative literature review of older people's cancer pain experience
    Margaret Dunham
    Department of Nursing and Midwifery, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK
    J Clin Nurs 22:2100-13. 2013
    ..To synthesise current evidence about the experience of older people with cancer pain and consider how exploration of this may inform clinical practice and research...
  36. pmc Symptom burden, palliative care need and predictors of physical and psychological discomfort in two UK hospitals
    Tony Ryan
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Sheffield, Barber House, S10 2HQ, Sheffield, UK
    BMC Palliat Care 12:11. 2013
    ..Furthermore, the paper explores the use of palliative services and identifies the most significant clinical diagnostic and demographic factors which determine physical and psychological burden...
  37. ncbi request reprint Planning for the end of life: the views of older people about advance care statements
    Jane Seymour
    The School of Nursing and Midwifery, The University of Sheffield, Palliative and End of Life Care Research Group, Winter St, Sheffield, Bartolme House, S3 7ND, UK
    Soc Sci Med 59:57-68. 2004
    ..We conclude that, rather than emphasising the completion of advance statements, it may be preferable to conceptualise advance care planning as a process of discussion and review between clinicians, patients and families...
  38. doi request reprint Living with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: patients concerns regarding death and dying
    Clare Gardiner
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, The University of Sheffield, Sheffield S11 9NE, UK
    Palliat Med 23:691-7. 2009
    ..Open communication regarding death, as advocated in a palliative care approach, is also appropriate to alleviate patients fears and to allow them to make decisions regarding the management of their care at the end of life...
  39. ncbi request reprint Perceptions of well-being in sexual ill health: what role does age play?
    Sharron Hinchliff
    University of Sheffield, UK
    J Health Psychol 9:649-60. 2004
    ..The findings are discussed in relation to their implications for health care and policy development...
  40. ncbi request reprint Exploring the transition from curative care to palliative care: a systematic review of the literature
    Clare Gardiner
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    BMJ Support Palliat Care 1:56-63. 2011
    ..The aim of this paper is to provide a systematic review of evidence relating to the transition from curative care to palliative care within UK settings...
  41. ncbi request reprint Exploring health professionals' views regarding the optimum physical environment for palliative and end of life care in the acute hospital setting: a qualitative study
    Clare Gardiner
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    BMJ Support Palliat Care 1:162-6. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to explore the perspectives of health professionals regarding the optimum physical environment for palliative and end of life care in the acute hospital setting...
  42. doi request reprint Exploring education and training needs among the palliative care workforce
    Christine Ingleton
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    BMJ Support Palliat Care 3:207-12. 2013
    ..As part of a larger study to explore the extent of palliative care need in two acute hospital settings, we report the perceptions of healthcare professionals regarding their training and educational needs...
  43. doi request reprint How do perceptions of risk shape 'choice' in end-of-life care?
    Fiona Wilson
    Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK
    BMJ Support Palliat Care 4:A28. 2014
    ..The National End of Life Care Strategy for England (2008) advocates 'choice' as a central tenet of palliative care delivery, however it is not clear how 'choice' is understood nor how choice may be shaped by perceptions of risk...
  44. doi request reprint Seeking medical help for sexual concerns in mid- and later life: a review of the literature
    Sharron Hinchliff
    Schoolof Nursing and Midwifery, University of Sheffield, Samuel Fox House, Northern General Hospital, Herries Road, Sheffield S5 7AU, United Kingdom
    J Sex Res 48:106-17. 2011
    ..Providing education about later-life sexuality for HCPs is crucial if we are to meet the needs of older patients in useful and effective ways...
  45. ncbi request reprint Advanced heart failure: impact on older patients and informal carers
    Hazel Aldred
    Barnsley District General Hospital, Barnsley, UK
    J Adv Nurs 49:116-24. 2005
    ..This paper reports a study exploring the impact of advanced heart failure on the lives of older patients and their informal carers...
  46. ncbi request reprint Development of a peer education programme for advance end-of-life care planning
    Caroline Sanders
    National Primary Care Research and Development Centre NPCRDC, The University of Manchester, UK
    Int J Palliat Nurs 12:214, 216-23. 2006
    ..to develop and evaluate an education programme to help older people find out about treatment and care choices at the end of life...