Delivering inclusive end of life care
Some of our partners in the Health and Wellbeing Alliance have released a new report – entitled Care Committed to Me – which examines the delivery of end of life care for three groups: Gypsys and Travellers, homeless people, and LGBT people. Based on findings from a range of organisations working with these three groups, the report identifies five principles for good care:
- Good communication which includes engaging with people in a way that is meaningful for the individual and so enables people to make informed decisions about their care;
- An approach founded on dignity and respect and investing in a relationship of trust;
- The provision of workforce training and support;
- Enabling partnership working at a strategic level;
- Recognising that people are all different, so inclusive, equitable care is not about treating everyone in the same way.
The work was a collaboration between the Palliative and End of Life Care Consortium (Hospice UK, Marie Curie, and Together for Short Lives), along with Friends, Families and Travellers, Homeless Link, and the LGB&T Partnership.
The report can be downloaded from the Hospice UK website