Caroline Barry


CLAHRC Fellow 2016


Dr Caroline Barry is a registrar in palliative medicine currently working at Arthur Rank Hospice in Cambridge. She has a research interest in the application of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 at the end of life; this interest was developed via an LLM based at Cardiff University. Her dissertation examined the role of the Court of Protection in determining the lawfulness of withholding or withdrawing life sustaining treatment from individuals who lack capacity. For her CLAHRC project she is using data held by the Cambridge and Peterborough Continuing Health Care (CHC) Team to examine outcomes and trends in terminally ill patients with impaired mental capacity who are referred for CHC Fast Track discharge. She is particularly interested in whether this population is at higher risk of a prolonged discharge planning process and of being discharged to a location other than their normal place of residence.