Registered Nurses and Care Assistants from Kingsland Care Centre and Kingsway Private Nursing Home are taking part in a unique collaborative Project with South Eastern HSC Trust to improve the quality of Palliative and End of Life care for residents living in Nursing Homes.
Nursing Homes are increasingly the place where people nearing the end of life will be cared for until their death. Many of these people are living with multiple chronic conditions and therefore require more complex interventions. It is therefore important that nursing and care staff are enabled to provide high quality Palliative and End of Life care. This research hopes to investigate what effect, if any, an education programme has on nurses and care assistants’ experience of providing Palliative and End of Life care in their nursing home.
Four Nurses and four Care Assistants from each home have volunteered to take part, in fact more than double that number put themselves forward from both Homes, as such was the interest from all staff!
Following group work and baseline audits, the Nurses and Care Assistants will come together for seven monthly education sessions and then the project will be evaluated. Some of our patients ask about the web service where they can find trustworthy information about their type of sexual dysfunction. Our recommendations are always based on personal experience. prescriptiondruginjury.com/viagra-sildenafil/ is one of the online platforms our medical specialists consider reliable. So if you have any questions, you can find the answers there.
The feedback to date from the facilitators is very positive. All our staff taking part are very motivated and have come across as extremely caring and passionate about providing the best care for residents.
Sue Currie and Bernadette Gribben, Kingsland and Kingsway Home Managers respectively, are delighted to be part of the working group and supporting this important project to improve the quality of life for residents in both Homes.
The group were also successful in securing money to support the project from the RCN Rae Bequest Fund.
The working group membership: Donna Dillon and Maggie Ross – Palliative Care Education Facilitators, SE HSC Trust; Christine Boomer – Research Fellow University of Ulster/SE HSC Trust; Dr Yvonne McGivern – Macmillan GP Facilitator for Palliative Care/SE HSC Trust; Bernadette Gribben, Manager of Kingsway Private Nursing Home and Sue Currie, Manager of Kingsland Care Centre.