The final report of this completed project is now available to download. For an introduction to the project from the preliminary stages, see below.
To develop and test an initial framework of integrated working to facilitate person centred care for patients and families at the end of their life who are being cared for at home.
In the 21st century people expect and are being given the choice of how to live their life and increasingly where they would like to die. In response to that current policy is dictating the integration of health and social care. However there are few models of integrated working that facilitates person centred care for patients and their families at end of life within current literature.
This project offers an opportunity to develop new insights into integrated working within the home environment and will develop an initial evidence based framework of integrated working to facilitate end of life care at home.
Partnership with the hospice education department will support identification of and meet education or training needs of participants.
Health and social care within a locality of Edinburgh.
District nursing teams and Social care workers.
A rapid literature review, identifying examples of best practice and determining key principles and issues for consideration in the framework.
Drawing on the evidence by adopting an active learning approach within focus groups and interviews. Participants will be enabled to refine the framework. The process and outcome of the project will be evaluated through a variety of means.
The project will be directed by a steering group of stakeholders from Health and Social care senior managers, nurse consultant for palliative care, researcher with extensive experience of the chosen methodology, Experienced specialist practitioner District nurse, nurse academics. and the project manager from QNIS.
October 2014 to October 2015.