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Ms Sarah Wood

PositionAssistant Research Fellow
DepartmentDepartment of Preventive and Social Medicine
QualificationsBA GradDipTchg(Sec) DPH MPH
Research summaryCancer supportive care and health promotion planning and evaluation.

Research

Sarah’s background was in education and teaching before she became an Assistant Research Fellow for the Cancer Society Social and Behavioural Research unit, where she works primarily in the area of supportive care in cancer. She recently completed a MPH exploring health promotion planning and evaluation in public health units in New Zealand. She is currently leading a pilot study examining the return to work after a cancer diagnosis.

Publications

Blank, M.-L., Wood, S., & Egan, R. (2018). Layers of engagement: Staff perceptions of spiritual care in residential aged care. Journal of Religion, Spirituality & Aging, 30(1), 78-98. 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

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

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

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

Journal - Research Article

Blank, M.-L., Wood, S., & Egan, R. (2018). Layers of engagement: Staff perceptions of spiritual care in residential aged care. Journal of Religion, Spirituality & Aging, 30(1), 78-98. 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

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

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

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

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