Upskilling your teams in end of life/palliative care - an interview with Marie Curie

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Many home care agencies provide palliative care, but is challenging to educate busy and stretched staff.

It is important to help home care professionals to recognise how to provide palliative care and to upskill their staff in order to provide the best possible care.

It is also important for the registered managers in domiciliary care agencies to recognise and understand the importance of palliative care and advance care planning, so they can help their clients to receive the care they want and need - at every stage.

Points we discussed during the webinar:

  • What is palliative care?
  • Why is it important that care workers are trained in this area?
  • How can care managers train their staff?
  • How can it be ensured that staff, including health care assistants,are adequately trained to deliver palliative care, no matter where the care is being delivered?
  • What are the core palliative care services that should be provided no matter what the patients’ diagnoses are?
  • Where can they find information and resources?
  • What is advance care planning? Who should implement this and when?
  • How has coronavirus impacted care planning?
  • What are the best ways of providing palliative care to help patients to stay in their place of choice?

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Meet the speakers

Debbie Ripley

Regional Manager for Marie Curie Community Nursing

Debbie is passionate about delivering good quality and easily available End of Life Care for everyone. She's also an experienced Palliative Care Nurse Manager having worked in both primary and secondary care.

About Birdie

Birdie is a home care management software designed to help agencies digitise their care processes, enabling them to deliver high quality care whilst reducing time on admin and auditing. Birdie is trusted by some of the UK's best known home care agencies.

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