Proving its worth - changing public policy for palliative care, end of life care and bereavement through advocacy and communications

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559033
Title:
Proving its worth - changing public policy for palliative care, end of life care and bereavement through advocacy and communications
Authors:
Edghill, Angela; Donohoe, Miriam
Affiliation:
Irish Hospice Foundation
Publisher:
Irish Hospice Foundation
Issue Date:
May-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559033
Item Type:
Conference Presentation
Language:
en
Description:
Presentation delivered at public health and palliative care conference Bristol May 11-16th. The 2015 palliative care budget is €72 million (Euros) but up to €1.3 billion spent on end of life care annually - much of this larger figure unplanned and uncoordinated. Geographic and other inequities evident in palliative care provision. AIM: Build support for the development and implementation of a National Strategy on Palliative Care, End of Life and Bereavement. METHOD: Multi-layered approach to raising awareness and building consensus: Targeting the correct audience who can make change happen Presenting robust evidence including costs justifying reform and investment Demonstrating that issues affect a significant number of people Sharing experience and knowledge Knowing their policy priorities Staying resilient - advancing and introducing new angles to argument Engaging directly as advocates within the political system at all political levels - developing relationships with politicians Identifying advocates in the public service to promote policy change Using a variety of new and existing projects and programmes Encouraging patients and families to be self-advocates - using a novel project for discussing and recording future care preferences Supporting healthcare professionals to become effective advocates for patients Creating alliances to lobby for policy development Using media opportunities to sell the message RESULTS: The recognition of the importance of a strategic approach to palliative and end of life care acknowledged in Parliamentary Committee Report affords an opportunity to develop further policy and practice. CONCLUSION: This a long - term exercise, dependent on supporting the implementation plan, building momentum and promoting a public dialogue on sensitive issues around dying, death and bereavement.
Keywords:
PALLIATIVE CARE; PUBLIC HEALTH; END OF LIFE CARE

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorEdghill, Angelaen
dc.contributor.authorDonohoe, Miriamen
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-06T13:51:18Zen
dc.date.available2015-07-06T13:51:18Zen
dc.date.issued2015-05en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/559033en
dc.descriptionPresentation delivered at public health and palliative care conference Bristol May 11-16th. The 2015 palliative care budget is €72 million (Euros) but up to €1.3 billion spent on end of life care annually - much of this larger figure unplanned and uncoordinated. Geographic and other inequities evident in palliative care provision. AIM: Build support for the development and implementation of a National Strategy on Palliative Care, End of Life and Bereavement. METHOD: Multi-layered approach to raising awareness and building consensus: Targeting the correct audience who can make change happen Presenting robust evidence including costs justifying reform and investment Demonstrating that issues affect a significant number of people Sharing experience and knowledge Knowing their policy priorities Staying resilient - advancing and introducing new angles to argument Engaging directly as advocates within the political system at all political levels - developing relationships with politicians Identifying advocates in the public service to promote policy change Using a variety of new and existing projects and programmes Encouraging patients and families to be self-advocates - using a novel project for discussing and recording future care preferences Supporting healthcare professionals to become effective advocates for patients Creating alliances to lobby for policy development Using media opportunities to sell the message RESULTS: The recognition of the importance of a strategic approach to palliative and end of life care acknowledged in Parliamentary Committee Report affords an opportunity to develop further policy and practice. CONCLUSION: This a long - term exercise, dependent on supporting the implementation plan, building momentum and promoting a public dialogue on sensitive issues around dying, death and bereavement.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Hospice Foundationen
dc.subjectPALLIATIVE CAREen
dc.subjectPUBLIC HEALTHen
dc.subjectEND OF LIFE CAREen
dc.titleProving its worth - changing public policy for palliative care, end of life care and bereavement through advocacy and communicationsen
dc.typeConference Presentationen
dc.contributor.departmentIrish Hospice Foundationen
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