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The role of the home-care worker in palliative and end-of-life care in the community setting: a literature review

The majority of people would prefer to die at home if assured of high quality care and proper support for their families and informal carers. Home-care workers play a vital role in enabling patients to be cared for in their own homes; however, there is a lack of research on their role, focusing specifically on palliative and end-of-life care. A broad literature search was undertaken as part of a research study to explore the role of home-care workers in palliative and end-of-life care in the community.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:13

Paths to personalisation in mental health: a whole system, whole life framework

This is a revision of the framework first published in 2010, and is a whole system guide that provides information, guidance and signposts in respect of personalisation and personalised services and support for people with mental health needs. The framework is organised in 12 broad sections: person-centred systems and approaches; information and advice.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:11

An education programme for social care staff: improving the health of people who have a learning disability and epilepsy

This article will describe and examine course feedback from a local training initiative, which contributes to the improvements in the health status of people with a learning disability, who have epilepsy. The aim is to analyse how an education programme that focused on epilepsy and its management, together with a borough wide epilepsy protocol developed the skills of the local workforce. This education programme provided a framework for social care staff, enabling them to work both safely and effectively in their support of individuals with learning disabilities that have epilepsy.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:08