Produced by: The Department of Health Although this report ‘First national VOICES survey of bereaved people: key findings report’ covers England, the findings make interesting reading, and presumably have application in Scotland also. The survey was sent to around 49,000 people who had been informants in registering a death and there was a response rate of around 45%. As well as factual information, the survey covers perceptions of the quality of care both overall, and in the last days of life, decision making and support for families/friends. Results are analysed by cause of death and place of death. ISBN:
Published by: NES Collective learning and project summaries 2009/10 During 2009/10 NHS Education for Scotland (NES) and the Scottish Government funded a range of education projects in geographic boards to support the development of communication and relationships skills in long term conditions (LTC) and palliative care. This document offers a brief overview of the projects and a summary of the collective learning and benefits associated with the projects to date. ISBN: No ISBN
Produced by: the Office for National Statistics This bulletin provides the results of the first national survey of bereaved people. The VOICES (views of informal carers for the evaluation of services) survey was conducted during 2011 and 2012. ISBN: No ISBN
A summary report from Euan Paterson on the work of the Emergency Care Summary Board with implications for the electronic Palliative Care Summary/Key Information Summary.
POSTER The Children & Young Person’s Anticipatory Care Plan (ACP) is a family held document that allows the capture and record of the advanced ‘wishes’ and decisions of the child/young person and their family.
POSTER The ‘Rapport’ training is a generic workshop, which can be delivered to existing multi-disciplinary clinical teams in all settings. It deals with why ‘rapport’ matters, how we like to be treated, how we don’t like to be treated and how we can already do this – if we choose to do so! Crucially, it ensures that participants are aware of how important vulnerability is – a state all too familiar to our patients. It highlights the critical importance of linguistic, para-linguistic and non-verbal communication particularly in the initial moments of an encounter.
Published by: Irish Hospice Foundation The Irish Hospice Foundation has launched a DVD and interactive training resource for bereavement support, entitled Lost for Words - Words for Loss. ISBN: Not availableLink address: http://www.hospice-foundation.ie/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=582&Itemid=337 | Added: December 5 2011 at 13:57
Published by: Hospice Friendly Hospitals Programme, Irish Hospice Foundation The Ethical Framework for End-of-life Care is part of a national programme, the Hospice Friendly Hospitals Programme (HfH) of the Irish Hospice Foundation, which is intended to improve the culture of care and organisation regarding dying, death and bereavement in Irish hospitals. The Framework is an educational resource that consists of eight Modules of Learning for health professionals, patients, families and the general public.Link address: http://www.hospicefriendlyhospitals.net/ethics | Added: December 5 2011 at 13:57