Out of Hours: Palliative + End of Life Care in the Community

Date: Sun Jan 30th

Time: 5:00 pm

Duration: 90 mins

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Out of hours care was identified as the top priority for carers, health and social care professionals and patients in the Palliative and end of life care Priority Setting Partnership with the James Lind Alliance. In response to this theme, several research projects were funded by Marie Curie, looking at Health Care Assistants (HCAs) in the community. HCAs play a crucial role in meeting demands in the UK for out of hours care, yet are rarely asked to take part in research and are often under-valued. Join us to hear about the work of HCAs supporting dying people at home and find out about their training needs, including those brought on by the pandemic.

This session will include the following presentations:

‘In the early hours’ – the role of the Health Care Assistant out of hours
Dr Felicity Hasson (Senior Lecturer, Institute of Nursing and Health Sciences Research at Ulster University)

Lone working is lonely – experiences of Marie Curie community-based Healthcare Assistants employed during the Covid-19 pandemic
Kasia Patynowska (Practice Development Facilitator and Research Nurse, Marie Curie)