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Dr Richard Egan

PositionSenior Lecturer in Health Promotion
DepartmentDepartment of Preventive and Social Medicine (DSM)
QualificationsBA(Hons) PhD DPH(Otago) MPhil(Massey) DipTchg(Wgtn)
Research summaryPsycho-social-spiritual supportive cancer care; health promotion; spirituality; hospice/palliative care
Memberships
  • Advisor to Age Concern New Zealand
  • Health Promotion Forum of New Zealand Board Member
  • Past President Public Health Association of New Zealand

Publications

Richards, R., McNoe, B., Iosua, E., Reeder, A. I., Egan, R., Marsh, L., Robertson, L., Maclennan, B., Latu, A. T. F., Quigg, R., & Petersen, A.-C. (2017). Cancer mortality, early detection and treatment among adult New Zealanders: Changes in perceptions between 2001 and 2014/5. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, 18(12), 3401-3406. doi: 10.22034/APJCP.2017.18.12.3401

Llewellyn, R., Jaye, C., Egan, R., Cunningham, W., Young, J., & Radue, P. (2017). Employing imaginative rationality: Using metaphor when discussing death [Brief report]. Journal of Medical Humanities, 43(1), 71-72. doi: 10.1136/medhum-2016-011014

Richards, R., McNoe, B., Iosua, E., Reeder, A., Egan, R., Marsh, L., Robertson, L., Maclennan, B., Dawson, A., Quigg, R., & Petersen, A.-C. (2017). Cancer Awareness in Aotearoa New Zealand (CAANZ), 2001 and 2015: Study protocols. Journal of Cancer Education, 32(4), 745-748. doi: 10.1007/s13187-016-1050-1

Lilley, R., Jaye, C., Davie, G., Keeling, S., Waters, D., & Egan, R. (2017). Age-related patterns in work-related injury claims from older New Zealanders, 2009–2013: Implications of injury for an aging workforce. Accident Analysis & Prevention. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.aap.2017.10.022

Selman, L. E., Brighton, L. J., Sinclair, S., Karvinen, I., Egan, R., Speck, P., … the InSpirit Collaborative. (2017). Patients' and caregivers' needs, experiences, preferences and research priorities in spiritual care: A focus group study across nine countries. Palliative Medicine. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/0269216317734954

Edited Book - Research

Signal, L., Egan, R., & Cook, L. (Eds.). (2009). Reviews of health promotion practice in Aotearoa New Zealand 2007-2008. Auckland, New Zealand: Health Promotion Forum of New Zealand & Health Promotion and Policy Unit, University of Otago, 138p.

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Chapter in Book - Research

Lovell, S., Tunks, M., & Egan, R. (2015). The health promotion workforce: Challenges and opportunities. In L. Signal & M. Ratima (Eds.), Promoting health in Aotearoa New Zealand. (pp. 264-284). Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press.

Egan, R., Hicks, K., & Dalziel, M. (2015). Healthy homes through Whanau Ora New Zealand. In J. Green, K. Tones, R. Cross & J. Woodall (Eds.), Health promotion: Planning & strategies. (3rd ed.) SAGE. Retrieved from https://live-sagecompanion.gotpantheon.com/sites/default/files/New%20Zealand.pdf

Signal, L., & Egan, R. (2009). Reflections on best practice in health promotion in Aotearoa New Zealand. In L. Signal, R. Egan & L. Cook (Eds.), Reviews of health promotion practice in Aotearoa New Zealand 2007-2008. (pp. 129-135). Auckland, New Zealand: Health Promotion Forum of New Zealand & Health Promotion and Policy Unit, University of Otago.

Signal, L., Cook, L., & Egan, R. (2009). Introducing reviews of health promotion practice. In L. Signal, R. Egan & L. Cook (Eds.), Reviews of health promotion practice in Aotearoa New Zealand 2007-2008. (pp. 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Health Promotion Forum of New Zealand & Health Promotion and Policy Unit, University of Otago.

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Chapter in Book - Other

Egan, R. (2015). Spirituality and cancer: "Not a saccharine additive". In T. Meadowcroft & C. Blyth (Eds.), Spirituality and cancer: Christian encounters. Auckland, New Zealand: Accent.

Egan, R. (2012). Psychosocial/spirituality. In R. MacLeod, J. Vella-Brincat & S. MacLeod (Eds.), The palliative care handbook: Guidelines for clinical management and symptom control. (6th ed.) (pp. 66-71). Hospice New Zealand.

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Journal - Research Article

Richards, R., McNoe, B., Iosua, E., Reeder, A. I., Egan, R., Marsh, L., Robertson, L., Maclennan, B., Latu, A. T. F., Quigg, R., & Petersen, A.-C. (2017). Cancer mortality, early detection and treatment among adult New Zealanders: Changes in perceptions between 2001 and 2014/5. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, 18(12), 3401-3406. doi: 10.22034/APJCP.2017.18.12.3401

Selman, L. E., Brighton, L. J., Sinclair, S., Karvinen, I., Egan, R., Speck, P., … the InSpirit Collaborative. (2017). Patients' and caregivers' needs, experiences, preferences and research priorities in spiritual care: A focus group study across nine countries. Palliative Medicine. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/0269216317734954

Lilley, R., Jaye, C., Davie, G., Keeling, S., Waters, D., & Egan, R. (2017). Age-related patterns in work-related injury claims from older New Zealanders, 2009–2013: Implications of injury for an aging workforce. Accident Analysis & Prevention. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.aap.2017.10.022

Richards, R., McNoe, B., Iosua, E., Reeder, A., Egan, R., Marsh, L., Robertson, L., Maclennan, B., Dawson, A., Quigg, R., & Petersen, A.-C. (2017). Cancer Awareness in Aotearoa New Zealand (CAANZ), 2001 and 2015: Study protocols. Journal of Cancer Education, 32(4), 745-748. doi: 10.1007/s13187-016-1050-1

Llewellyn, R., Jaye, C., Egan, R., Cunningham, W., Young, J., & Radue, P. (2017). Employing imaginative rationality: Using metaphor when discussing death [Brief report]. Journal of Medical Humanities, 43(1), 71-72. doi: 10.1136/medhum-2016-011014

Richards, R., McNoe, B., Iosua, E., Reeder, A. I., Egan, R., Marsh, L., Robertson, L., MacLennan, B., Dawson, A., Quigg, R., & Petersen, A.-C. (2017). Changes in awareness of cancer risk factors among adult New Zealanders (CAANZ): 2001 to 2015. Health Education Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/her/cyx036

Llewellyn, R., Cunningham, W., Jaye, C., Young, J., Egan, R., & Radue, P. (2017). 'Why worry about something you can't control?' Negotiated risk, longevity and health behaviours. Health: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness & Medicine. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/1363459317695869

Austin, P., MacLeod, R., Siddall, P., McSherry, W., & Egan, R. (2017). Spiritual care training is needed for clinical and non-clinical staff to manage patients’ spiritual needs. Journal for the Study of Spirituality, 7(1), 50-63. doi: 10.1080/20440243.2017.1290031

Blank, M.-L., Wood, S., & Egan, R. (2017). Layers of engagement: Staff perceptions of spiritual care in residential aged care. Journal of Religion, Spirituality & Aging. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/15528030.2017.1301844

Egan, R., MacLeod, R., Jaye, C., McGee, R., Baxter, J., Herbison, P., & Wood, S. (2017). Spiritual beliefs, practices, and needs at the end of life: Results from a New Zealand national hospice study. Palliative & Supportive Care, 15(2), 223-230. doi: 10.1017/s147895151600064x

Llewellyn, R., Jaye, C., Egan, R., Cunningham, W., Young, J., & Radue, P. (2017). Living into death: A case for an iterative, fortified and cross-sector approach to advance care planning. Anthropology & Medicine. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/13648470.2017.1285000

Egan, R., Llewellyn, R., Cox, B., MacLeod, R., McSherry, W., & Austin, P. (2017). New Zealand nurses' perceptions of spirituality and spiritual care: Qualitative findings from a national survey. Religions, 8, 79. doi: 10.3390/rel8050079

Richards, R., McNoe, B., Iosua, E., Reeder, A. I., Egan, R., Marsh, L., Robertson, L., Maclennan, B., Latu, A. T. F., Quigg, R., & Petersen, A.-C. (2017). Knowledge of evidence-based cancer risk factors remains low among New Zealand adults: Findings from two cross-sectional studies, 2001 and 2015. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, 18(11), 2931-2936. doi: 10.22034/apjcp.2017.18.11.2931

Hill, E., Egan, R., Llewellyn, R., & McBride, D. (2016). New Zealand Defence Forces and spirituality: What does it mean? What are their spiritual needs? How is spiritual health care practised? Health & Social Care Chaplaincy, 4(1), 71-90. doi: 10.1558/hscc.v4i1.28488

Austin, P. D., MacLeod, R., Siddall, P. J., McSherry, W., & Egan, R. (2016). The ability of hospital staff to recognise and meet patients' spiritual needs: A pilot study. Journal for the Study of Spirituality, 6(1), 20-37. doi: 10.1080/20440243.2016.1158453

Egan, R., Llewellyn, R., Wood, S., Doherty, J., Albert, T., Walsh, C., … Kerslake, P. (2016). The Cancer Stories Project: Narratives of encounters with cancer in Aotearoa, New Zealand. Psycho-Oncology, 25(3), 300-307. doi: 10.1002/pon.3914

Llewellyn, R., Jaye, C., Egan, R., Cunningham, W., Young, J., & Radue, P. (2016). Cracking open death: Death conversations in primary care. Journal of Primary Health Care, 8(4), 303-311. doi: 10.1071/HC15058

Richards, R., McNoe, B., Iosua, E., Reeder, A., Egan, R., Marsh, L., Robertson, L., Maclennan, B., Dawson, A., Quigg, R., & Petersen, A.-C. (2016). Cancer information seeking among adult New Zealanders: A national cross-sectional study. Journal of Cancer Education. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s13187-016-1136-9

Kane, P., Jasperse, M., Egan, R., McBain, L., McKinlay, E., Pullon, S., & Herst, P. (2016). Continuity of cancer patient care in New Zealand: The general practitioner perspective. New Zealand Medical Journal, 129(1440), 55-63. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Perkins, C., Egan, R., Llewellyn, R., & Peterken, B. (2015). Still living, loving, and laughing: Spiritual life in the dementia unit. Journal of Religion, Spirituality & Aging, 27(4), 270-287. doi: 10.1080/15528030.2015.1037532

Lambie, D., Egan, R., Walker, S., & MacLeod, R. (2015). How spirituality is understood and taught in New Zealand medical schools. Palliative & Supportive Care, 13, 53-58. doi: 10.1017/S147895151300062X

Egan, R., Wood, S., MacLeod, R., & Walker, R. (2015). Spirituality in renal supportive care: A thematic review. Healthcare, 3(4), 1174-1193. doi: 10.3390/healthcare3041174

Robertson, L., Marsh, L., Hoek, J., McGee, R., & Egan, R. (2015). Regulating the sale of tobacco in New Zealand: A qualitative analysis of retailers’ views and implications for advocacy. International Journal of Drug Policy, 26(12), 1222-1230. doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2015.08.015

Angelo, J., & Egan, R. (2015). Family caregivers voice their needs: A photovoice study. Palliative & Supportive Care, 13(3), 701-712. doi: 10.1017/s1478951514000522

Lovell, S. A., Egan, R., Robertson, L., & Hicks, K. (2015). Health promotion funding, workforce recruitment and turnover in New Zealand. Journal of Primary Health Care, 7(2), 153-157.

Morgan, A., MacLeod, R., Schumacher, M., & Egan, R. (2015). Delivering spiritual care: A resource to train hospice staff in New Zealand. European Journal of Palliative Care, 22(3), 130-132.

Fieldwick, D., Paterson, H., Stephen, M., Cameron, A., Egan, R., McFadden, S., Pienaar, J., Sinclair, C., Struthers, T., Taplin, K., & Watson, C. (2014). Management of excess weight in pregnancy in Otago, New Zealand: A qualitative study with lead maternity carers. New Zealand Medical Journal, 127(1392). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Egan, R., MacLeod, R., Jaye, C., McGee, R., Baxter, J., & Herbison, P. (2014). The spiritual environment in New Zealand hospice care: Identifying organisational commitment to spiritual care. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care, 4, 299-302. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2013-000632

Egan, R., MacLeod, R., Tiatia, R., Wood, S., Mountier, J., & Walker, R. (2014). Spiritual care and kidney disease in NZ: A qualitative study with New Zealand renal specialists. Nephrology, 19(11), 708-713. doi: 10.1111/nep.12323

Robertson, L., Richards, R., Egan, R., & Szymlek-Gay, E. A. (2013). Promotion and support of physical activity among cancer survivors: A service provider perspective. Psycho-Oncology, 22(2), 441-446. doi: 10.1002/pon.3032

Egan, R., McKechnie, R., Jopson, J., Herbison, P., & Richards, R. (2013). Perspectives on psychosocial and spiritual cancer support services in New Zealand. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 31(6), 659-674. doi: 10.1080/07347332.2013.835017

Angelo, J. K., Egan, R., & Reid, K. (2013). Essential knowledge for family caregivers: A qualitative study. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 19(8), 383-388.

Egan, R., MacLeod, R., Jaye, C., McGee, R., Baxter, J., & Herbison, P. (2011). What is spirituality? Evidence from a New Zealand hospice study. Mortality, 16(4), 307-324. doi: 10.1080/13576275.2011.613267

Szymlek-Gay, E. A., Richards, R., & Egan, R. (2011). Physical activity among cancer survivors: A literature review. New Zealand Medical Journal, 124(1337). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/124-1337/4746/content.pdf

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Journal - Research Other

Timmins, F., Egan, R., Flanagan, B., Muldowney, Y., OBoyle, C., Brady, V., … McSherry, W. (2017). Special issue "International Conference of Spirituality in Healthcare: Nurturing the Spirit”: Trinity College Dublin 2016. Religions, 8, 204. doi: 10.3390/rel8100204

Richards, R., & Egan, R. (2016). Reflections: Spirituality and cancer researchers. Journal of Cancer Education. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s13187-016-1072-8

Egan, R. (2010). Health promotion and spirituality: Making the implicit explicit. Keeping Up to Date, 34, I-IV.

Egan, R. (2008). [Commentary on Death: A reflection]. New Zealand Family Physician, 35(5), 338.

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