Background: Over 425,00 elderly and disabled people live in residential care homes in the UK. Despite regarding the care home as their ‘home’ a majority of residents are admitted to hospital at the end of their lives. Inappropriate admissions to hospital from care homes at the end of life (EoL), identified within the End of Life Care (EoLC) Strategy resulted in the call for improved education surrounding EoLC for care home staff. Responding to this, three cancer/end of life networks in Northwest England, with endorsement from the National EoLC Programme developed the Six Steps to Success programme for care home staff. It aims to ensure all residents receive high quality EoLC enshrined in the philosophy of palliative care. Care home staff are supported by an EoLC Facilitator from the local area.
|Publication status||Published - May 2015|
|Event||14th Congress for the European Association for Palliative Care - Copenhagen, Denmark|
Duration: 1 May 2015 → …
|Conference||14th Congress for the European Association for Palliative Care|
|Period||1/05/15 → …|
O'Brien, M., Kirton, J., Knighting, K., Gandy, R., Roe, B., & Jack, B. (2015). Six Steps to Success Programme: Improving End of Life Care for Care Home Residents. Poster session presented at 14th Congress for the European Association for Palliative Care, Copenhagen, Denmark. http://www.eapcnet.eu/Corporate/Events/EAPCpastcongresses/2015Copenhagenreport/Scientificprogramme.aspx