Interview with Christina Faull

1. What is a palliative care physician?

2. What does the total pain approach mean in practice? What difference does it make?

3. At the end of life is there a different temporality to pain, so that things that have happened a long time ago can resurface?

4.  In areas like Leicestershire that are socially diverse, with generations of migrants, what are some of the issues that can come in relation to social pain at the end of life ?


Since 2003 Christina has been a Consultant in Palliative Medicine at LOROS, the Leicestershire and Rutland Hospice and the University Hospitals of Leicester. She previously worked as a Consultant in Birmingham, at the University Hospital, and at St Mary's Hospice. Christina has worked on many palliative and end of life care initiatives on ethnicity and culture and she runs a masters programme with De Montfort University

5.  You've done a lot of work and research on ethnicity and end of life care, what do you know now that you wished you'd known then?

6.   Do you have any stories about migrants and social pain at the end of life?