Dr Marian Krawczyk

  • Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Fellow (School of Interdisciplinary Studies)

Biography

I obtained my PhD in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Simon Fraser University (Canada, 2015). My research was an ethnographic study of hospital palliative care specialists and patients, and how they collectively negotiated the dying process within increasingly complex health systems.

Before joining the University of Glasgow I held several post-doctoral positions in partnership with Trinity Western University (Langley, B.C.), The Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences (Providence Health, Vancouver, B.C.), and The Canadian Frailty Network.

My previous degrees are in Communication (Masters, Simon Fraser University) and Anthropology (Bachelor, University of British Columbia).

In conjunction with my academic career, I have also worked as an independent research consultant, holding a number of coordinator positions on large multi-year health research initiatives. 


Research interests

Palliative and end of life care

  • Prognostic uncertainty
  • Hospital - Organizational culture and systems modeling
  • The history of palliative care
  • Total pain
  • End of life/Death doulas
  • Patient-reported outcome and experience measures

Ethnographic, qualitative and non-traditional methods

Affective labour and affect theory

The human microbiome


Grants

I was recently awarded a Carnegie Foundation Research Incentive Grant (2018) for "A new approach to suffering in life-limiting llness: Total pain, embodiment, and the human microbiome".


Supervision

I currently supervise a PhD student. The project "Examining ‘Total Pain’ in Palliative Care Practice and Policy" is a scoping study of current understanding, and operationalisation, of the concept of ‘total pain’ amongst palliative care practitioners and end of life policy-makers in a range of countries in the global north.


Additional information

 I also recently conrbitued to the "Think: Health" series from Australian Public Radio 2ser 107.3. Entitled "Dealing with Death" (Episode #90), it centres on the fascinating story of Sophie, who recounts her experiences of touching, and being with, those she loved after she died.  You can find the episode here.

 


Publications

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Number of items: 16.

2019

Richards, N. and Krawczyk, M. (2019) What is the cultural value of dying in an era of assisted dying? Medical Humanities, (Accepted for Publication)

Krawczyk, M. and Sawatzky, R. (2019) Relational use of an electronic quality of life and practice support system in hospital palliative consult care: a pilot study. Palliative and Supportive Care, 17(2), pp. 208-213. (doi:10.1017/S1478951518000020) (PMID:29516852)

Krawczyk, M. , Sawatzky, R., Schick-Makaroff, K., Stajduhar, K., Öhlen, J., Reimer-Kirkham, S., Mercedes Laforest, E. and Cohen, R. (2019) Micro-meso-macro practice tensions in using patient-reported outcome and experience measures in hospital palliative care. Qualitative Health Research, 29(4), pp. 510-521. (doi:10.1177/1049732318761366) (PMID:29542400)

Derrick, G. E., Carrasco, J. M., Gómez-Baceiredo, B., Navas, A., Krawczyk, M. , García, M. and Centeno, C. (2019) Social representation of palliative care in the Spanish printed media: A qualitative analysis. PLoS ONE, 14(1), e0211106. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0211106) (PMID:30682109)

2018

Sawatzky, R. et al. (2018) Design and introduction of a quality of life assessment and practice support system: perspectives from palliative care settings. Journal of Patient-Reported Outcomes, 2(1), 36. (doi:10.1186/s41687-018-0065-2)

Krawczyk, M. and Richards, N. (2018) The relevance of ‘total pain’ in palliative care practice and policy. European Journal of Palliative Care, 25(3), pp. 128-130.

Krawczyk, M. (2018) "I'm here to help with pain": diagnosing and resolving total pain in hospital palliative care. In: Nissen, N. and Risør, M. B. (eds.) Diagnostic Fluidity: Working with Uncertainty and Mutability. Universidad de Tarragona: Tarragona, Spain, pp. 149-169. ISBN 9788484246633

Krawczyk, M. , Wood, J. and Clark, D. (2018) Total pain: origins, current practice, and future directions. Omsorg: The Norwegian Journal of Palliative Care, 2018(2),

2017

Eamer, G., Gibson, J. A., Gillis, C., Hsu, A. T., Krawczyk, M. , MacDonald, E., Whitlock, R. and Khadaroo, R. G. (2017) Is current preoperative frailty assessment adequate? Canadian Journal of Surgery, 60(6), 1417. (doi:10.1503/cjs.001417) (PMID:28930048)

MacCourt, P., McLennan, M., Somers, S. and Krawczyk, M. (2017) Effectiveness of a grief intervention for caregivers of people with dementia. Omega: Journal of Death and Dying, 75(3), pp. 230-247. (doi:10.1177/0030222816652802) (PMID:28701116)

Eamer, G., Gibson, J. A., Gillis, C., Hsu, A. T., Krawczyk, M. , MacDonald, E., Whitlock, R. and Khadaroo, R. G. (2017) Surgical frailty assessment: a missed opportunity. BMC Anesthesiology, 17, 99. (doi:10.1186/s12871-017-0390-7) (PMID:28738809) (PMCID:PMC5525360)

Krawczyk, M. (2017) Approaching death: Informed consent and research relationships at the end of life. Medicine, Anthropology and Theory, 7096.

2016

Krawczyk, M. and Gallagher, R. (2016) Communicating prognostic uncertainty in potential end-of-life contexts: experiences of family members. BMC Palliative Care, 15, 59. (doi:10.1186/s12904-016-0133-4) (PMID:27405352) (PMCID:PMC4941030)

2015

Elliot, D., Krawczyk, M. , Gurney, C., Myran, A., Rockethunder, R. and Storm, L. (2015) Reimagining aboriginality, addictions, and collaborative research in inner city Vancouver, Canada. Creative Approaches to Research, 8(1), pp. 22-40.

2013

Gallagher, R. and Krawczyk, M. (2013) Family members’ perceptions of end-of-life care across diverse locations of care. BMC Palliative Care, 12, 25. (doi:10.1186/1472-684X-12-25) (PMID:23870101) (PMCID:PMC3750390)

2011

Moore, D., Freeman, L. and Krawczyk, M. (2011) Spatio-therapeutics: drug treatment courts and urban space. Social and Legal Studies, 20(2), pp. 157-172. (doi:10.1177/0964663910391521)

This list was generated on Sat Jul 20 20:07:07 2019 BST.
Number of items: 16.

Articles

Richards, N. and Krawczyk, M. (2019) What is the cultural value of dying in an era of assisted dying? Medical Humanities, (Accepted for Publication)

Krawczyk, M. and Sawatzky, R. (2019) Relational use of an electronic quality of life and practice support system in hospital palliative consult care: a pilot study. Palliative and Supportive Care, 17(2), pp. 208-213. (doi:10.1017/S1478951518000020) (PMID:29516852)

Krawczyk, M. , Sawatzky, R., Schick-Makaroff, K., Stajduhar, K., Öhlen, J., Reimer-Kirkham, S., Mercedes Laforest, E. and Cohen, R. (2019) Micro-meso-macro practice tensions in using patient-reported outcome and experience measures in hospital palliative care. Qualitative Health Research, 29(4), pp. 510-521. (doi:10.1177/1049732318761366) (PMID:29542400)

Derrick, G. E., Carrasco, J. M., Gómez-Baceiredo, B., Navas, A., Krawczyk, M. , García, M. and Centeno, C. (2019) Social representation of palliative care in the Spanish printed media: A qualitative analysis. PLoS ONE, 14(1), e0211106. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0211106) (PMID:30682109)

Sawatzky, R. et al. (2018) Design and introduction of a quality of life assessment and practice support system: perspectives from palliative care settings. Journal of Patient-Reported Outcomes, 2(1), 36. (doi:10.1186/s41687-018-0065-2)

Krawczyk, M. and Richards, N. (2018) The relevance of ‘total pain’ in palliative care practice and policy. European Journal of Palliative Care, 25(3), pp. 128-130.

Krawczyk, M. , Wood, J. and Clark, D. (2018) Total pain: origins, current practice, and future directions. Omsorg: The Norwegian Journal of Palliative Care, 2018(2),

Eamer, G., Gibson, J. A., Gillis, C., Hsu, A. T., Krawczyk, M. , MacDonald, E., Whitlock, R. and Khadaroo, R. G. (2017) Is current preoperative frailty assessment adequate? Canadian Journal of Surgery, 60(6), 1417. (doi:10.1503/cjs.001417) (PMID:28930048)

MacCourt, P., McLennan, M., Somers, S. and Krawczyk, M. (2017) Effectiveness of a grief intervention for caregivers of people with dementia. Omega: Journal of Death and Dying, 75(3), pp. 230-247. (doi:10.1177/0030222816652802) (PMID:28701116)

Eamer, G., Gibson, J. A., Gillis, C., Hsu, A. T., Krawczyk, M. , MacDonald, E., Whitlock, R. and Khadaroo, R. G. (2017) Surgical frailty assessment: a missed opportunity. BMC Anesthesiology, 17, 99. (doi:10.1186/s12871-017-0390-7) (PMID:28738809) (PMCID:PMC5525360)

Krawczyk, M. (2017) Approaching death: Informed consent and research relationships at the end of life. Medicine, Anthropology and Theory, 7096.

Krawczyk, M. and Gallagher, R. (2016) Communicating prognostic uncertainty in potential end-of-life contexts: experiences of family members. BMC Palliative Care, 15, 59. (doi:10.1186/s12904-016-0133-4) (PMID:27405352) (PMCID:PMC4941030)

Elliot, D., Krawczyk, M. , Gurney, C., Myran, A., Rockethunder, R. and Storm, L. (2015) Reimagining aboriginality, addictions, and collaborative research in inner city Vancouver, Canada. Creative Approaches to Research, 8(1), pp. 22-40.

Gallagher, R. and Krawczyk, M. (2013) Family members’ perceptions of end-of-life care across diverse locations of care. BMC Palliative Care, 12, 25. (doi:10.1186/1472-684X-12-25) (PMID:23870101) (PMCID:PMC3750390)

Moore, D., Freeman, L. and Krawczyk, M. (2011) Spatio-therapeutics: drug treatment courts and urban space. Social and Legal Studies, 20(2), pp. 157-172. (doi:10.1177/0964663910391521)

Book Sections

Krawczyk, M. (2018) "I'm here to help with pain": diagnosing and resolving total pain in hospital palliative care. In: Nissen, N. and Risør, M. B. (eds.) Diagnostic Fluidity: Working with Uncertainty and Mutability. Universidad de Tarragona: Tarragona, Spain, pp. 149-169. ISBN 9788484246633

This list was generated on Sat Jul 20 20:07:07 2019 BST.