I am Virginia Sherborne, BACP Accredited and studying for a PhD in the Division of Nursing & Midwifery at the University of Sheffield. My research project is exploring the psychological effects of the asbestos-related disease mesothelioma on UK military veterans, from the carers' perspective. The project is sponsored by the charity Mesothelioma UK.
I am aiming to conduct semi-structured videoconference interviews with 8-10 participants. Inclusion criteria are:
• aged 18+
• the main unpaid carer/supporter/partner of a British military veteran diagnosed with mesothelioma
• the veteran can be living or may have died (from any cause) in the last year
A veteran is anyone who has served for even one day in the British Armed Forces (including National Service). The veteran may have contracted mesothelioma in the forces or afterwards.
This is a rare disease, so it is not easy to recruit participants. Please spread the word! For more information, please ring the Mesothelioma UK Information Line on Freephone 0800 169 2409 or email me at email@example.com.