Exploration of volunteers and support workers initiation of quality of life conversations in hospice palliative day care

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Watson, Sharan and Hembrow, Alison 2019. Exploration of volunteers and support workers initiation of quality of life conversations in hospice palliative day care. BMJ. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjspcare-2019-ASP.152
AuthorsWatson, Sharan and Hembrow, Alison
TypeConference Presentation
Abstract

Treetops Hospice, in partnership with University of Derby have commenced a research project exploring the outcomes of developing volunteers, in initiating conversations around quality of life. As a pilot site work for NHS England for Personal Health Budgets (PHB’s), Treetops discovered that the ‘conversations’ around what’s important right now to the patient/carer can be just as important, than the outcome of the PHB. This is a vital piece of work which directly could impact on improving individual’s wellbeing, the new approach focuses around the mnemonic L.I.S.T.E.N (developed by Treetops Hospice). Policy drivers have acknowledged that there is a much greater need and demand for person centred care than professionals in health and social care can meet, the barriers around developing these conversations, possibly relate to lack of time and clarity to whose role it is. Volunteers and support workers may be advantageous in having these conversations with the right support and development.

Keywordsvolunteers, support workers, palliative care, communication skills, LISTEN, quality of life, advance care planning
Year2019
JournalBMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
PublisherBMJ
ISSN2045-435X
2045-4368
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjspcare-2019-ASP.152
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/623659
hdl:10545/623659
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Publication dates01 Mar 2019
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Deposited10 Apr 2019, 13:57
Accepted19 Mar 2019
ContributorsUniversity of Derby and Treetops Hospice Care
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