Dr Catherine Hughes

Associate Professor
Social Practice
Location: Building 510, Room 5013

Professional memberships


Golden Key National Honour Society

Profile

Professional and Industry Experience

  • 2009 - 2011, Specialist Palliative Care Social Worker. Hospice West Auckland
  • 2002 - 2010, Lecturer (Part Time). School of Social Work and Human Services, University of Canterbury
  • 2001, Home Hospice co-coordinator and Social Worker, The Centre For Attitudinal Healing, Sausalito, California
  • 2000 - 2003, Tutor, School of Social Work and Human Service, University of Canterbury
  • 1991 - 1999, Part time roles: Consumer advocate. Health Advocacy Committee, Hillmorten Hospital. Workshop presenter. Christchurch Women's Days; Community Group Coordinator. Alcohol and Drug Centre Christchurch
  • 1986 - 1990, Tutor and Technician. Department of Visual Communication and Craft Design, Christchurch Polytechnic.

Areas of Research Interest

  • Health Social Work, Ethnographic research looking at culture and context in end of life care
  • Organ donation and the choices and decision making processes that occur
  • The professional supervision of community workers
  • Domestic violence - what the statistics don't tell us.

Supervised thesis projects

El Haddad, Mira (2016-07-05). Youth helpline : who, how and why?

Publications

Hughes, C. R., van Heugten, K., Keeling, S., & Szekely, F. (2017). Being-in the-Chemotherapy-Suite versus Being-in-the-Oncology-Ward: An Analytical View of Two Hospital Sites Occupied by People Experiencing Cancer. Cancers (Vol. 9(64)).

Hughes, C. R., (Producer), & Edgecombe, A., (Editor) (2016). Take me Home: Palliative care social work in Aotearoa New Zealand Film. New Zealand, Independent.

Hughes, C R., McNabb, D., Ashley, P., & Gremillion, H. (2016). What To Do About Student Selection For Social Work Programmes. Social Work in Changing times: towards better outcomes, Massey University, Palmerston North.

Hughes, C R., McNabb, D., Ashley, P., McKechnie, R., & Gremillion, H. (2016). Selection of Social Work Students: A Literature Review of Selection Criteria and Process Effectiveness. Advances in Social Work & Welfare Education (Vol. 18(2)).

Hughes, C R. (2016). Csweanz Fit & Proper Survey results. Council for Social Work Education Aotearoa New Zealand. November Council Meeting, Palmerston North.

Hughes, C R., McNabb, D., Kuruvila, A., Tudor, R., & Matthewson, P. (2015). Social work and community development: What's the story? Community Development Conference 2015, Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland.

Hughes, C R., (Producer), & Edgecombe, A., (Editor) (2015). Take me Home: Palliative care social work in Aotearoa New Zealand Film. United Kingdom, C R Hughes.

Hughes, C. R. (2014). The Patient Perspective: Panel Presentation: I would have liked that... Optimising the Patient Experience Conference. Hotel Novotel, Auckland, May 20-21st.
http://hdl.handle.net/10652/3141

Hughes, CR., & Gremillion, H. (2014). The meanings of gender and the home space for recipients of palliative care, and some implications for social workers in the field. Social Dialogue (Vol. Issue 8 Volume 3).

Hughes, C.R., Van Heugten, K., and Keeling, S. (2014). Cultural meaning making in the journey from diagnosis to end of life. Australian Social Work.

Hughes, C. R. (2014). What doctors have up their sleeves: Creating hope for oncology patients. 12th Psychosocial Oncolgy Conference: The Big "C": Communication, Palmerston North, New Zealand, 20-22 November.
http://hdl.handle.net/10652/3142

Hughes, C. R., and McNabb, D. (2013). In the Year 2025 Looking back at the Future of Social Work Education. Social Workers Registration Board Conference 2013, Wellington, New Zealand. 11-12 November.
http://hdl.handle.net/10652/2866

Hughes, C. R. (2013). Reviewing Palliative Care Services: One Boring Story. Aged Care Service Delivery Conference: Creating better service performance management:. Auckland, New Zealand,12-13 November.
http://hdl.handle.net/10652/2867

Hughes, C.R., Cottle , M., and Gremillion, H. (2013). A community cpproach to palliative care: Embracing indigenous concepts and practice in a hospice setting. Journal of Systemic Therapies (Vol. 32).
http://hdl.handle.net/10652/2662

Hughes, C. R. (2010). Palliative Care in Context: An Ethnographic Account of the Journey from Diagnosis to the End of Life. Palliative Care Lecture Series, Hospice New Zealand, Hospice West Auckland, 2 September.

Hughes, C. R. (2010). An ethnographic case study of one participant's journey from diagnosis to the end of life. Living Every Moment, Auckland University: Tamaki Campus, 11 August.

Hughes, C. R. (2010). Palliative Care in Context: An Ethnographic Account of the Journey from Diagnosis to the End of Life. Ph.D. University of Canterbury, Department of Social Work and Human Services.

Hughes, C. R., Fleming, T., Cottle, M., and Davis, M. (2010). Navigating the Journey. 19th Hospice Palliative Care Conference, Te Papa, Wellington, 9-11 November.

Hughes, C. R. (2007). The journey from diagnosis to end of life: Individual and family experiences of palliative care in a major NZ city. Bridging the Gap: Psycho Oncology New Zealand Conference. Langham Hotel, Auckland City, 1-2 November.