Hospice Staff and Family Carers & End-of-Life Dementia Care
|Dates:||4 April 2023|
|Times:||14:00 - 15:00|
|What is it:||Webinar|
|Organiser:||Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing (MICRA)|
|Who is it for:||University staff, External researchers, Adults, Age Friendly, Alumni, Current University students, General public|
|Speaker:||Alessandro Bosco, Alistair Burns|
More than 50 million people live with dementia worldwide, with figures reaching to more than 75 million by 2030. Being a progressive condition, in its advanced stages, dementia reduces the opportunities of the person to receive proper care, and more specialist end-of-life care is needed to ensure that better quality of life is promoted during the last period of life.
Hospices offer an interdisciplinary care model for the person and their family supporters. This type of care can occur in different settings (e.g., in-ward hospital, nursing home, long-term facilities), it can be offered on a home-based service and or directly offered in the hospice through inpatient care.
Whilst hospices are regarded as providers of gold-standard care for people requiring end-of-life support, health care professionals working in these settings rarely receive dementia training and examples of evidence-based practices are currently lacking. More research work is needed to investigate the experience of care delivery in hospice staff and family carers of people with dementia, to explore the needs of this population and help avoid unwanted outcomes such as care disruption and increasing stress and reduced quality of life in family carers.
Join us for this seminar by Dr Alessandro Bosco on a study reporting on the experience of hospice clinical staff and family carers of end-of-life dementia care.
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