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Journal Articles

Pino, M, Doehring, A, Parry, R (2020) Practitioners’ dilemmas and strategies in decision-making conversations where patients and companions take divergent positions on a healthcare measure: an observational study using conversation analysis, Health Communication, ISSN: 1041-0236. DOI: 10.1080/10410236.2020.1813952.

Archer, W and Parry, R (2019) Blame attributions and mitigated confessions: The discursive construction of guilty admissions in celebrity TV confessionals, Discourse and Communication, 13(5), pp.591-611, ISSN: 1750-4813. DOI: 10.1177/1750481319856204.

Pino, M and Parry, R (2019) Talking about death and dying: Findings and insights from five conversation analytic studies (Editorial), Patient Education and Counseling, 102(2), pp.185-187, ISSN: 0738-3991. DOI: 10.1016/j.pec.2019.01.011.

Ford, J, Hepburn, A, Parry, R (2019) What do displays of empathy do in palliative care consultations?, Discourse Studies, 21(1), pp.22-37, ISSN: 1461-4456. DOI: 10.1177/1461445618814030.

Land, V, Parry, R, Pino, M, Jenkins, L, Feathers, L, Faull, C (2018) Addressing possible problems with patients’ expectations, plans and decisions for the future: one strategy used by experienced clinicians in advance care planning conversations, Patient Education and Counseling, ISSN: 0738-3991. DOI: 10.1016/j.pec.2018.11.008.

Whitehead, PJ, Drummond, A, Parry, R, Walker, MF (2018) Content and acceptability of an Occupational Therapy intervention in HomEcare Re-ablement Services (OTHERS), British Journal of Occupational Therapy, Online first, ISSN: 0308-0226. DOI: 10.1177/0308022618766844.

Pino, M and Parry, R (2018) How and when do patients request life-expectancy estimates? Evidence from hospice medical consultations and insights for practice, Patient Education and Counseling, 102(2, February 2019), pp.223-237, ISSN: 0738-3991. DOI: 10.1016/j.pec.2018.03.026.

Land, V, Parry, R, Seymour, J (2017) Communication practices that encourage and constrain shared decision making in health-care encounters: Systematic review of conversation analytic research, Health Expectations, 20(6), pp.1228-1247, ISSN: 1369-6513. DOI: 10.1111/hex.12557.

Whittaker, B, Parry, R, Bird, L, Watson, S, Faull, C (2017) Development, validity and reliability testing of the East Midlands Evaluation Tool (EMET) for measuring impacts on trainees’ confidence and competence following end of life care training, BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care, pp.bmjspcare-2016-001100-bmjspcare-2016-001100, ISSN: 2045-435X. DOI: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2016-001100.

Pino, M, Parry, R, Feathers, L, Faull, C (2017) Is it acceptable to video-record palliative care consultations for research and training purposes? A qualitative interview study exploring the views of hospice patients, carers and clinical staff, Palliative Medicine, ISSN: 1477-030X. DOI: 10.1177/0269216317696419.

Whitehead, PJ, Walker, MF, Parry, RH, Latif, Z, McGeorge, ID, Drummond, AER (2016) Occupational Therapy in HomEcare Re-ablement Services (OTHERS): results of a feasibility randomised controlled trial, BMJ Open, 6(8), pp.e011868-e011868, ISSN: 2044-6055. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-011868.

Parry, R, Pino, M, Faull, C, Feathers, L (2016) Acceptability and design of video-based research on healthcare communication: evidence and recommendations, Patient Education and Counseling, ISSN: 0738-3991. DOI: 10.1016/j.pec.2016.03.013.

Pino, M, Parry, R, Land, V, Faull, C, Feathers, L, Seymour, J (2016) Engaging terminally ill patients in end of life talk: how experienced palliative medicine doctors navigate the dilemma of promoting discussions about dying, PLoS One, 11(5), ISSN: 1932-6203. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0156174.

Whitehead, PJ, Worthington, EJ, Parry, R, Walker, MF, Drummond, A (2015) Interventions to reduce dependency in personal activities of daily living in community dwelling adults who use homecare services: a systematic review, Clinical Rehabilitation, 29(11), pp.1064-1076, ISSN: 0269-2155. DOI: 10.1177/0269215514564894.

Parry, R, Land, V, Seymour, J (2014) How to communicate with patients about future illness progression and end of life: a systematic review, BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care, 4(4), pp.331-341, ISSN: 2045-435X. DOI: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2014-000649.

Whitehead, PJ, Drummond, A, Walker, MF, Parry, R, McGeorge, ID, Latif, Z (2014) Occupational Therapy in HomEcare Re-ablement Services (OTHERS): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial, Trials, 15(1), ISSN: 1745-6215. DOI: 10.1186/1745-6215-15-447.

Ankolekar, S, Parry, R, Sprigg, N, Siriwardena, AN, Bath, PM (2014) Views of paramedics on their role in an out-of-hospital ambulance-based trial in ultra-acute stroke: Qualitative data from the Rapid Intervention With Glyceryl Trinitrate in Hypertensive Stroke Trial (RIGHT), Annals of Emergency Medicine, 64(6), pp.640-648, ISSN: 0196-0644. DOI: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2014.03.016.

Schoeb, V, Staffoni, L, Parry, R, Pilnick, A (2013) "What do you expect from physiotherapy?": a detailed analysis of goal setting in physiotherapy, Disability and Rehabilitation, 36(20), pp.1679-1686, ISSN: 0963-8288. DOI: 10.3109/09638288.2013.867369.

Parry, R and Land, V (2013) Systematically reviewing and synthesizing evidence from conversation analytic and related discursive research to inform healthcare communication practice and policy: an illustrated guide, BMC Medical Research Methodology, 13(1), ISSN: 1471-2288. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2288-13-69.

Whitehead, PJ, Drummond, A, Walker, MF, Parry, R (2013) Interventions to reduce dependency in personal activities of daily living in community-dwelling adults who use homecare services: protocol for a systematic review, Systematic Reviews, 2(1), DOI: 10.1186/2046-4053-2-49.

Parry, R (2013) Giving reasons for doing something now or at some other time, Research on Language & Social Interaction, 46(2), pp.105-124, ISSN: 0835-1813. DOI: 10.1080/08351813.2012.754653.

Parry, R (2013) Communication and compassion need time and support: Insights from end of life care, International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 20(10), pp.478-479, ISSN: 1741-1645. DOI: 10.12968/ijtr.2013.20.10.478.

Ankolekar, S, Sare, G, Geeganage, C, Fuller, M, Stokes, L, Sprigg, N, Parry, R, Siriwardena, AN, Bath, PM (2012) Determining the feasibility of ambulance-based randomised controlled trials in patients with ultra-acute stroke: Study protocol for the “Rapid Intervention with GTN in Hypertensive Stroke Trial” (RIGHT, ISRCTN66434824), Stroke Research and Treatment, 2012, pp.1-10, ISSN: 2090-8105. DOI: 10.1155/2012/385753.

Parry, R (2009) Practitioners’ accounts for treatment actions and recommendations in physiotherapy: when do they occur, how are they structured, what do they do?, Sociology of Health & Illness, 31(6), pp.835-853, ISSN: 0141-9889. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9566.2009.01187.x.

Parry, R and Brown, K (2009) Teaching and learning communication skills in physiotherapy: What is done and how should it be done?, Physiotherapy, 95(4), pp.294-301, ISSN: 0031-9406. DOI: 10.1016/j.physio.2009.05.003.

Parry, R (2008) Are interventions to enhance communication performance in allied health professionals effective, and how should they be delivered? Direct and indirect evidence, Patient Education and Counseling, 73(2), pp.186-195, ISSN: 0738-3991. DOI: 10.1016/j.pec.2008.05.029.

Parry, R (2005) Official recommendations and actual practice in physiotherapy: Managing troubles of physical performance, Communication Medicine, 2(2), pp.151-161, ISSN: 1612-1783. DOI: 10.1515/come.2005.2.2.151.

Parry, R (2005) A video analysis of how physiotherapists communicate with patients about errors of performance: insights for practice and policy, Physiotherapy, 91(4), pp.204-214, ISSN: 0031-9406. DOI: 10.1016/j.physio.2005.05.004.

Parry, R (2004) The interactional management of patients' physical incompetence: a conversation analytic study of physiotherapy interactions, Sociology of Health and Illness, 26(7), pp.976-1007, ISSN: 0141-9889. DOI: 10.1111/j.0141-9889.2004.00425.x.

Parry, R (2004) Communication during goal-setting in physiotherapy treatment sessions, Clinical Rehabilitation, 18(6), pp.668-682, ISSN: 0269-2155. DOI: 10.1191/0269215504cr745oa.

Parry, R, Lincoln, NB, Vass, CD (1999) Effect of severity of arm impairment on response to additional physiotherapy early after stroke, Clinical Rehabilitation, 13(3), pp.187-198, ISSN: 0269-2155. DOI: 10.1177/026921559901300302.

Lincoln, NB, Parry, R, Vass, CD (1999) Randomized, controlled trial to evaluate increased intensity of physiotherapy treatment of arm function after stroke, Stroke, 30(3), pp.573-579, ISSN: 0039-2499. DOI: 10.1161/01.STR.30.3.573.

Parry, R, Lincoln, NB, Appleyard, MA (1999) Physiotherapy for the arm and hand after stroke, Physiotherapy, 85(8), pp.417-425, ISSN: 0031-9406. DOI: 10.1016/S0031-9406(05)65500-9.

Parry, R and Vass, CD (1997) Training and assessment of physiotherapy assistants, Physiotherapy, 83(1), pp.33-40, ISSN: 0031-9406. DOI: 10.1016/S0031-9406(05)66108-1.


Parry, R (2017) Distribution of agency across body and self. In Unknown Parent Title, © Oxford University Press, pp.119-129, ISBN: 9780190457211.

Parry, R (2015) Patient-focused practice and communication: Use of communication in the clinical setting. In Grieve's Modern Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, © Elsevier, pp.1-27, ISBN: 9780702051524.

Parry, RH (2010) Video-based conversation analysis. In Bourgeault, I, Dingwall, R, de Vries, R (ed) The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Methods in Health Research, SAGE Publications Limited, pp.373-396, ISBN: 9781847872920.

Parry, R (2006) Communication practices in physiotherapy: A conversation analytic study. In Qualitative Research for Allied Health Professionals Challenging Choices, © John Wiley & Sons Ltd, pp.108-124, ISBN: 9780470019634.


Parry, R, Seymour, J, Whittaker, B, Bird, L, Cox, KJ (2013) Rapid evidence review: pathways focused on the dying phase in end of life care and their key components, pp.1-35.

Devices or Products

Parry, R, Whittaker, B, Pino, M, Land, V, Faull, C, Feathers, L, Watson, S (2019) Real Talk facilitator manual.


Archer, W and Parry, R (2018) Navigating the sensitivities and complexities of video-recording in the palliative care setting, Loughborough University.


Parry, R and Pino, M (Accepted for publication) VERDIS and RealTalk Publication Summaries.


Archer, W and Parry, R (2018) Panel: Collecting, archiving and using data from sensitive environments.

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