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Researcher: Hughes, ME (Dr Margaret Hughes)

Fields of Research

Social work
Counselling, wellbeing and community services
Health promotion
Other Indigenous studies
Human rights and justice issues (excl. law)
Social change
Australian history

Research Objectives

Palliative care
Evaluation of health and support services
Justice and the law
Provision of health and support services
Law reform
Community services
Expanding knowledge in human society
Professions and professionalisation

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A Strengths Perspective on Caregiving at the End-of-life; Australian Social Work
Decriminalising an Expected Death in the Home: A Social Work Response; The British Journal of Social Work
End of Life Care in the Setting of the Home: The Practices and Strengths of Informal Carers; 19th International Congress on Palliative Care
In life, death matters; 8th International Conference on Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society
Informal carer's experiences of relinguishing the body of someone who has died at home into the care of public and emergency services: Implications for post-death practice; Diversity 2011
National Volunteers Week 2012
New call to reverse marriage injustice: supporters vow to fight for equality
Royal Park gathering today to back same-sex marriage
Social work’s contribution to the decriminalisation of expected home deaths; Promoting Social and Economic Equality: Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development
The Lived Experience of Compassionate Love at End Of Life
“Fear of Change”

Research Projects

2012: 19th International Congress on Palliative Care, Canada; University of Tasmania (UTAS)

Research Candidate Supervision

Articulation of Practice Framework's
Constructing a Model of Resilience in Relation to Chronic Illness for Social Work Practice
The Impact of Risk Focussed Child Protection Policy and Practice Upon Children's Wellbeing