Exploring the relationship between volunteering and hospice sustainability in the UK: a theoretical model

July 4, 2018

 

Source: International Journal of Palliative Nursing 24(5):212-219.

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Date of publication: May 2018

Publication type: Journal Article

In a nutshell: A theoretical model was developed to illustrate the relationship between volunteering and hospice sustainability. It demonstrates the factors necessary for hospice sustainability and the reciprocal impact that these factors and volunteering have on each other. The model has a practical application as an assessment framework and strategic planning tool.

Length of publication: 8 Pages

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The Alzheimer’s Disease Home Hospice Knowledge Scale: development, validity and reliability

May 29, 2018

Source: International Journal of Palliative Nursing 2018 24:3, 108-114

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Date of publication:  March 2018

Publication type: Journal Article

In a nutshell:  The Alzheimer’s Disease Home Hospice Knowledge Scale proved to be a valid and reliable tool to assess knowledge about hospice care in the area of Alzheimer’s disease. It might provide an effective tool for palliative care nurses to communicate with family caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s disease at the end of life.

Length of publication: 7 pages

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Isabel Hospice unveils plan to care for more local people

February 28, 2018

Source: ehospice

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Date of publication: February 2018

Publication type: News Item

In a nutshell: Isabel Hospice in Hertfordshire has unveiled its five year plan to care for more local people, earlier on in their end of life journey by offering an expanded Living Well with Isabel programme.  Last year 140 people benefited from the Living Well activities and sessions.  By 2022 the hospice plans to increase this to 500 people and will be opening more Living Well Community Hubs across eastern Hertfordshire including community cafes.

Length of publication: 1 page

Some important notes: Isabel Hospice’s 5 year strategy can be found here


Hospice Care in Scotland 2017

February 28, 2018

Source: Hospice UK

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Date of publication: February 2018

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: The Hospice Care in Scotland report 2017 states that hospices can help improve capacity in generalist health settings, by sharing their expertise in end of life care with other care provider, and highlights the substantial contribution made by Scottish hospices, especially in providing community-based support.

Length of publication: 22 pages

 


St Clare Hospice launches three year strategy to reach more people

February 28, 2018

Source: ehospice

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Date of publication: February 2018

Publication type: News Item

In a nutshell: St Clare Hospice in Essex has announced the launch of a new organisational strategy to reach more people in the surrounding areas so that more people can access palliative care services.  The hospice also aims to help local communities to play a larger role in supporting each other to help reduce loneliness and social isolation.  The Compassionate Neighbours project is a network of trained volunteers who offer their time and support to people with a life-limiting illness or who are experiencing social isolation in their local area.

Length of publication: 1 page

Some important notes: The Strategy can be found here and information relating to the Compassionate Neighbours project can be found here


St Clare launches new day therapy services

January 24, 2018

Source: ehospice

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Date of publication: January 2018

Publication type: News Item

In a nutshell: St Clare Hospice in Hastingwood, Essex, has launched a series of new day therapy services for 2018.  These include ‘Click a Friend’, a computing group, which aims to help hospice users develop skills and tackle social isolation. They are also offering a creative drop-in group and exercise programmes. The day therapy supports and empowers those who have life limiting conditions.

Length of publication: 1 page

 


Hospice launches new clinics to bring care closer to communities

January 24, 2018

Source: ehospice

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Date of publication: January 2018

Publication type: News Item

In a nutshell: Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice has launched two new satellite clinics to ensure more people living across Birmingham have access to crucial hospice care. The satellite clinics are based in established medical centres and are part of a new approach to hospice care, aimed at improving accessibility, reach and choice for individuals and their families, loved ones and carers.

Length of publication: 1 page