Making a difference to End of Life and Bereavement Care (2016)

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Jules Lewis

Academy of Fab NHS Stuff (, February 2016

Death and dying is very difficult to deal with, even for staff who work in hospitals, but helping patients and their families at their time of greatest need is hugely important to us. It is a privilege to care for people at end of life and support their relatives/friends; we only have one chance to get it right.

The Trust has implemented the Swan Scheme to represent end of life and bereavement care. Following advice, support and permission from Fiona Murphy at the Royal Alliance Bereavement and Donor Service, a nurse-led innovation transforming practice across 3 large acute hospital trusts in the North West of England with the purpose of providing excellent end of life care for all.

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