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Dr Joyce Cavaye

Senior Lecturer

The Open University Faculty of Health & Social Care Regions

Profile

Joyce Cavaye joined the Faculty of Health and Social Care at the Open University in 2003. This role follows a long first career in community nursing and then lecturer in the Department of Social Policy and Social Work at the University of Glasgow. She is based at the Open University’s administrative headquarters in Edinburgh. Her role as a regional academic involves the management of associate lecturers teaching on health and social care courses in Scotland, quality assurance of the curriculum and engagment with key stakeholders in health and social care education and policy. 

Joyce’s teaching and research interests are in the areas of informal caregiving, ageing, health, death and dying and the use and efficacy of alternative medicine. She supervises PhD students working in the areas of family caregiving and health. She is a member of the Open University’s Centre for Ageing and Biographical Studies (CABS) and is also a member of the British Sociological Association and the British Society of Gerontologists.  

Joyce is commissioning editior for the book series 'Policy and Pracitce in Health and Social Care' published by Dunedin Academic Press and sits on the editorial board for Medsoc Online (MSO), an open access journal from the British Sociological Association (BSA). 

Qualifications

In addition to professional nurse qualifications, Joyce has a PhD and an MA (Hons) Economic and Social History and Social Policy (1995), both awarded by the University of Glasgow.

Teaching Interests

Joyce area of expertise relates to all aspects of health and social care including unpaid family carers, health policy, older people and community care.

Research Interests

Previously completed research projects include: 

  • The extent of death education in pre-registration nursing curricula.
  • The adequacy of death education in the pre-registration curricula as perceived by patients, carers, nurses and students.
  • Service users views of the British Red Cross's Therapeutic Care Service.
  • The efficacy of massage in healthcare settings.
  • Carers non-use of social services.  
  • Carers access to formal support service services.
  • Carers interactions with service providers.
  • The experiences of adult children caring for older parents.
  • The experiences of unsupported or 'hidden' carers of older people.
  • The needs of informal carers for Glasgow North Social Work Department

Current Research Projects

Current research focuses on the lives and experiences of former carers; an underesearched group overlooked by policy and becoming increasingly larger as the amount of state provided care is reduced.   

Publications

Authored Book
Cavaye, Joyce (2006). Hidden Carers. Policy and Practice in Health and Social Care, 3. Edinburgh: Dunedin Academic Press.
Book Chapter
Cavaye, Joyce (2009). The first death: A student's experience. In: Earle, Sarah; Bartholomew, Caroline and Komaromy, Carol eds. Making Sense of Death, Dying and Bereavement: An Anthology. London: Sage, pp. 145–147.
Cavaye, Joyce (2006). Care of older people in Scotland. In: Mooney, Gerry; Sweeney, Tony and Law, Alex eds. Social Care, Health and Welfare in Contemporary Scotland. Kynoch and Blaney, pp. 239–270.
Conference Item
Cavaye, Joyce E. and Watts, Jacqueline H. (2010). Developing understandings of communication in end of life care. In: BSA Medical Sociology Group 2010 Annual Conference, 1-3 September 2010, Durham.
Cavaye, Joyce (2010). Dirt, disgust and embarrassment: caregivers’ responses to ageing bodies. In: 5th International Carers Conference: New frontiers in caring: 2010 and beyond, 8-11 July 2010, Leeds.
Cavaye, Joyce (2010). Choice: the missing dimension in becoming a carer. In: 39th Annual British Society of Gerontology Conference: Identities, Care and Everyday Life, 6-8 July 2010, Brunel University, London.
Cavaye, Joyce and Hannay, Sheila (2010). Adding value to NHS services: patient views of a voluntary organisation’s service. In: Delivering Better Health Services, NHS Confederation Health Services Research Network Conference, 2-3 June 2010, Manchester.
Cavaye, Joyce (2009). Promoting wellbeing? Evaluation of a therapeutic care service. In: ISA Sociology of Health Conference, Health for All: Opportunities and Challenges Conference, 21-23 Sep 2009, Jaipur, India.
Cavaye, Joyce and Watts, Jacqueline (2009). End-of-life education in pre-registration nursing curricula: issues from the literature. In: Networking for Education in Healthcare Conference, 8-10 September, 2009, University of Cambridge, UK.
Cavaye, Joyce E. (2008). From dawn to dusk: a temporal model of caregiving: adult carers of frail parents. In: CRFR Conference, Understanding Families and Relationships Over Time, 28 Oct 2008, University of Edinburgh.
Cavaye, Joyce E (2008). Carers responses to the ageing body. In: ISA Sociology of Ageing Conference , 05-08 Sep 2008, University of Barcelona, Spain.
Journal Article
Cavaye , Joyce and Watts, Jacqueline H. (2014). Student nurses learning about death, dying and loss: too little too late? Illness, Crisis and Loss, 22(4), pp. 293–310.
Cavaye, Joyce and Watts, Jacqueline H. (2014). An integrated literature review of death education in pre-registration nursing curricula: key themes. International Journal of Palliative Care, 2014
Cavaye, Joyce and Watts, Jacqueline H. (2012). End-of-life education in the pre-registration nursing curriculum: Patient, carer, nurse and student perspectives. Journal of Research in Nursing, 17(4), pp. 317–326.
Cavaye, Joyce (2012). Does therapeutic massage support mental well-being? Medical Sociology Online, 6(2), pp. 43–50.
Other
Cavaye, Joyce (2009). Service users' views of therapeutic care. The Open University, The Open Univeristy.

Other Interests

Selected Publications

Cavaye, J. and Watts, J.H. (2013) An integrated literature review of death education in pre-registration nursing curricula: key themes, International Journal of Palliatve Care
Cavaye, J. and Watts, J.H. (2012) End-of-life education in the pre-registration nursing curriculum: patient, carer, nurse and student perspectives, Journal of Research in Nursing
Cavaye, J. (2009) The first death: a student’s experience, in Earle, S., Bartholomew, C., and Kormaromy, C. (eds) Making Sense of Death, Dying and Bereavement: An Anthology, Sage in association with the Open University
Cavaye, J. (2008) Becoming and being a carer, An Introduction to Health and Social Care Resource Book, Open University
Cavaye, J. (2006) Care of Older People in Scotland, in G Mooney, T Sweeney and A Law (eds.) Social Care, Health and Welfare in Contemporary Scotland, Kynoch and Blaney
Cavaye, J. (2006) Hidden Carers, Edinburgh, Dunedin Academic Press

Conference Papers
“Developing Understandings of Communication in End Of Life Care, presented at the British Sociological Association Medical Sociology Conference, Durham, September 2010

“Choice: The missing dimension in becoming a carer” presented at the 39th Annual British Society of Gerontology Conference, Brunel University, London, 6-8 July, 2010.

“Dirt, disgust and embarrassment: caregivers’ responses to ageing bodies”, presented at 5th International Carers Conference, Leeds, July 2010

“Adding value to NHS services: patient views of a voluntary organisation’s service”, presented at the NHS Confederation Health Services Research Network Conference, “Delivering Better Health Services” Manchester, 2-3 June 2010

“Promoting Wellbeing? Evaluation of a Therapeutic Care Service” presented at ISA Sociology of Health Conference, Health for All: Opportunities and Challenges Conference, Jaipur, September 2009

“Death and Dying education in pre-registration nursing curricula: themes from the literature” presented at Networking for Education in Healthcare Conference, University of Cambridge, September 2009

"Carers responses to the ageing body” presented to the ISA Sociology of Ageing Conference, University of Barcelona, September 2008

“From dawn to dusk: adult carers of frail parents”, presented to the CRFR Conference, Understanding Families and Relationships Overtime, University of Edinburgh, October 2008

“A Temporal Model of Care,” presented to the SPRRU Cash for Care Conference, University of York, April 2005.

last updated 07-Jan-2014