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Natalie Pattison

N PattisonSenior Clinical Nursing Research Fellow

Lead for Patient and Public Involvement in Research

Phone: 02073528171 ext 1154


Address: Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, Dovehouse DB3, Fulham Road, London SW3 6JJ

Region: London

Research type: Qualitative, mixed methods.

Research Interests: End-of-life care in ICU; End of life decision-making pre-ICU; Critical Care Outreach; Rehabilitation after critical care outreach; patient and public involvement

Key Techniques: qualitative methods including phenomenology, grounded theory and ethnography., case study, mixed methods.

Keywords: Qualitative, nursing, end of life, critical care outreach, decision-making, rehabilitation, cancer critical illness.

Funding: ESICM; General Nursing Council Trust; Florence Nightingale Foundation; Macmillan; Marie Curie.


  • Christie Hospital Manchester: Transitions to end of life in critical illness. N Pattison (CI)
  • Part of the Enhanced Rehabilitation After Critical Illness collaborative
  • UK Nurse lead/co-applicant for NIHR HTA bid for SUDDICU study with Imperial’s Dr Tony Gordon as PI.
  • Co-enrolment in research working group
  • Collaborator on Marie Curie study, sponsored by University of Southampton‘An Investigation about transferring patients in critical care home to die: experiences, attitudes, population characteristics and practice’ Prof Mo Coombs CI
  • RELINQUISH: Longitudinal follow-up after critical care (Steering group) Dr Pam Ramsay/Prof Tim Walsh, Edinburgh
  • PROFILE – steering group; Dr Lisa Salibury PI, Edinburgh
  • EPIC – steering group; Dr Pam Ramsay PI, Edinburgh
  • Clinical Features and Outcomes of Lung Cancer patients admitted to European and Latin American ICUs (LUCCA) (local PI and UK coordinator)
  • Advanced Symptom Management System (ASyMS) CI Nora Kearney

Selected Publications:

  1. Pattison N and Campbell M (In Press) A Call for Papers: End of Life Care in Critical Illness. Intensive and Critical Care Nursing
  2. Miller S Desai N Droney J Pattison N Farquhar-Smith P Gruber P (In Press) A qualitative and quantitative study of end of life care for medical cancer patients on the Intensive Care Unit.
  3. Pattison NA O’Gara G Wigmore T (In Press) Negotiating transitions: critical care outreach involvement in end-of-life decision-making American Journal of Critical Care
  4. Stapleton S and Pattison N (In Press) Masculinity in advanced cancer Journal of Clinical Nursing
  5. Soares M, Toffart AC, Timsit JF, Burghi G, Irrazábal C, Pattison N, Tobar E, Almeida BF, Silva UV, Azevedo LC, Rabbat A, Lamer C, Parrot A, Souza-Dantas VC, Wallet F, Blot F, Bourdin G, Piras C, Delemazure J, Durand M, Tejera D, Salluh JI, Azoulay E; Lung Cancer in Critical Care (LUCCA) Study Investigators. Intensive care in patients with lung cancer: a multinational study. Ann Oncol. 2014 Sep;25(9):1829-35.
  6. Maguire R, Ream E, Richardson A, Connaghan J, Johnston B, Kotronoulas G, Pedersen V, McPhelim J, Pattison N, Smith A, Webster L, Taylor A, Kearney N.Development of a Novel Remote Patient Monitoring System: The Advanced Symptom Management System for Radiotherapy to Improve the Symptom Experience of Patients With Lung Cancer Receiving Radiotherapy. Cancer Nurs. 2014 May 15. [Epub ahead of print]
  7. Pattison N, O’Gara G. Making appropriate decisions about admission to critical care: the role of critical care outreach and medical emergency teams. Nurs Crit Care. 2014 Jan;19(1):4-6. doi: 10.1111/nicc.12074. No abstract available.
  8. Pattison N, Lee M.(2014) Two tribes coming together: patient and public involvement in cancer research. Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2014 Jan;23(1):1-2. doi: 10.1111/ecc.12178. No abstract available.
  9. Pattison N and Wiseman T (2014) ‘The foundations of the critical care nursing for the elderly’ In Pedreira M et al (Eds) Critical Care Nursing Foundations.
  10. Pattison N (2013) ‘Withdrawal of Treatment and End of Life Care for the Critically ill Patient.’ In Albarran J, Richardson A and Mallett J (Eds) Manual of Critical Care Nursing. Oxford, Wiley
  11. OGara G, Pattison N (2013) Follow-up after critical care. Cancer Nursing Practice 12(1) 19-24
  12. A Krige, N Pattison, M Booth, T Walsh (2013)Co-enrolment to intensive care studies — a UK perspective. Journal of Intensive Care Society. April/May 14(2) 2-5
  13. V E Knott, P R Debruyne, N A Pattison, D Weller (2013) Appointment of new Editor-in-Chief: a time for reflection upon our past and future.European Journal of Cancer Care (22(5):561-3.
  14. Debruyne PR, Knott VE, Pattison NA.(2013) A call for rigorous research and transparent study reporting ….Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2013 Jul;22(4):421-2. doi: 10.1111/ecc.12086. No abstract available.
  15. Pattison N, Carr SM, Turnock C, Dolan S. ‘Viewing in slow motion’: patients’, families’, nurses’ and doctors’ perspectives on end-of-life care in critical care. J Clin Nurs. 2013 May;22(9-10):1442-54. doi: 10.1111/jocn.12095. Epub 2013 Mar 19.
  16. Waller J, Pattison N. Men’s experiences of regaining urinary continence following robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP) for localised prostate cancer: a qualitative phenomenological study. J Clin Nurs. 2013 Feb;22(3-4):368-78. doi: 10.1111/jocn.12082.
  17. Sandsund C, Pattison N, Doyle N, Shaw C. Finding a new normal: a grounded theory study of rehabilitation after treatment for upper gastrointestinal or gynaecological cancers–the patient’s perspective. Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2013 Mar;22(2):232-44. doi: 10.1111/ecc.12016. Epub 2012 Nov 19.
  18. Pattison N. Critical care outreach: capturing nurses’ contributions.Nurs Crit Care. 2012 Sep-Oct;17(5):227-30. doi: 10.1111/j.1478-5153.2012.00516.x.
  19. Pattison N, Eastham E.(2012) Critical care outreach referrals: a mixed-method investigative study of outcomes and experiences. Nurs Crit Care. 2012 Mar-Apr;17(2):71-82. doi: 10.1111/j.1478-5153.2011.00464.x. Epub 2011 Jul 20.
  20. Pattison N. (2012) Criteria for initiating end of life treatment in cancer critical care. Cancer Nursing Practice 11(4) 20-24Pattison N. (2011) End of life in critical care: an emphasis on care. Nurs Crit Care. 2011 May-Jun;16(3):113-5. doi: 10.1111/j.1478-5153.2011.00459.x. No abstract available.
  21. Pattison NA, Lee C. Hope against hope in cancer at the end of life. J Relig Health. 2011 Sep;50(3):731-42. doi: 10.1007/s10943-009-9265-7.
  22. Pattison N et al (2010) Thirty-day mortality in critical care outreach cancer patients: an investigative study of predictive and referral factors Resuscitation 81 (12) 1670–1675
  23. Pattison N (2010) Organ donation Chapter In Woodhouse and Baldwin (eds) KeyConcepts In Palliative Care Sage Publications
  24. Pattison N (2010) An intense experience. Nursing in Critical Care 15(3):105-6.
  25. Pattison N and Watson J (2009) Ventilatory Weaning: Why did one patient have a protracted wean? Nursing in Critical Care 14 2 pp75-85
  26. Pattison N and Dolan S (2009) Exploring patients’ experiences of a nurse-led follow-up after critical care. Nursing Times 105(19):16-9
  27. Pattison N (2008) Care of patients who have died Nursing Standard 22 (28) pp42-48
  28. Pattison N and Dodds N (2008) Last Offices Chapter 22 in Dougherty and Lister (eds) Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Procedures 6th Edition Blackwell
  29. Pattison N (2008) Caring for patients after death Nursing Standard 22 (51) pp48-56
  30. Pattison N et al (2007) “After critical care: a study to explore patient experiences of a follow-up service.”Journal of Clinical Nursing 16 2122-2131
  31. Dolan S and Pattison N (2006) Nursing research at the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust. Nursing Times 102(15):iii.
  32. Pattison N (2006) “Integration of palliative care and critical care at end of life” Chapter 13 in Woodward,S (ed) Neuroscience Nursing London: MA Healthcare
  33. Pattison N (2006) “A critical discourse analysis of end–of-life care in critical care in key UK critical care documents” Nursing in Critical Care 11 (4) :198-208
  34. Pattison N (2005) “Psychological implications of admission to critical care.” British Journal of Nursing 14(13) pp 708-714
  35. Pattison N (2004) “Integration of palliative care and critical care at end of life” British Journal of Nursing 13 (3) pp132-139