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This report is an evaluation of and
reflection on a project that set out to trial a service model of nurse-led
outreach mental health support for children in care and their carers to prevent
placement breakdown for children placed out of borough and support the transition
for young people entering and leaving care. The project was initiated by Newham
Child & Family Consultation Service and funding was granted by the Burdett
Trust for Nursing.
The SEPT CAMHS
LD service secured a grant to develop a pilot
outreach service to children over 12. The current CAMHS LD provision is not commissioned
for this age range but there was a constant need for support of the children
moving on to generic CAMHS teams from the specialised team when they turn 12
and were still on medication. The other identified need was for the generic
CAMHS teams to have support in the complex cases where children with Autism and
Learning Disabilities over the age of 12 had to access the mainstream teams who
did not feel they had the specialised skills to deal with these very complex
cases. This project enabled
the service to address some of the needs for over 12 year olds with additional
learning disability, within a more mainstream CAMHS arena and disseminate the
more focussed skills over a wider clinical base. It aimed to support generic
CAMHS staff to develop more specialised skills and knowledge to be more
confident in providing services to this client group through consultation and
joint working. The aim was for the training and skills sharing from this post to
have a positive impact on the practise for mainstream CAMHS clinicians in the
future. Reviewing the project should
also provide insight in how services need to be shaped for this client group
locally in the longer term.
An international nursing programme to make a significant contribution to the prevention of four major chronic , non-communicable diseases - cardiovasculor disease, cancer, diabetes and chronic pulmonary disease.
Dementia is a national priority and improving care in
hospitals is one of the prime minister’s key commitments on dementia, as many
hospitals struggle to provide the high-quality care that meets the needs of
people with dementia. Whittington Health successfully secured an Empowerment
Programme Grant from the Burdett Nursing Trust to improve the care and
wellbeing of people with dementia and their families. This report presents an overview of the multi
Against a background of increasing numbers of frail elderly
people, as people tend to live longer with higher health and social care needs,
care homes have been playing a larger part in providing care at the end of
life. The End of Life Care Strategy (DH
2008) stressed the need for more dignified end of life care for frail elderly
people, and put more emphasis on people dying in their place of choice, which
for many is not in hospital. St
Christopher’s Hospice, a large hospice based in Sydenham, South East London,
was established to provide care for terminally ill people, but a large part of
their vision was to also share their knowledge and encourage research in order
to spread best practice to all. In
2008, St Christopher’s became the first regional centre for the Gold Standards
Framework in Care Homes (GSFCH) programme, and set up the Care Home Project
Team in order to deliver the necessary support and training. The GSFCH programme is a quality improvement
initiative that aims to advance end of life care in care homes. Implementation of the programme is complete
when the care home becomes accredited, which involves submission of a portfolio
of evidence and a visit by an external assessor.
Undignified care leaves people feeling less valued, somehow
less human. The Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland (QNIS) and The Burdett Trust
for Nursing are partners in promoting care that respects people’s
individuality, independence and dignity. This relates particularly, but not
exclusively, to the care of older people, many of whom can find themselves in
vulnerable situations over short or long periods in which they are highly
dependent on the people who care for them.
The rationale for the course came from the Francis Report and
Cavendish Review which identified the need to develop a workforce that supports
system wide improvements in patient care and experience. There was particular emphasis on developing
the skills of support workers and healthcare assistants in leadership and
management, alongside their clinical skills.
Recent scandals in the healthcare environment have led to
the image of nursing as a caring profession being distorted. Student nurses
were in the clinical areas at the time under investigation in the Francis
Report (The Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry, 2013) but
little was said about them in the report. Whether student nurses should speak
about poor care which they see, or whether the expectation that should happen
is unrealistic has been mentioned in opinion pieces in the popular nursing
press, some of them written by students. This study looked at why some students
do speak out and attempted to see if there are some common leadership
attributes of those that do.
Empowering Nurses to provide ethical leadership in care homes supported by a dignity toolkit. The ENACT project (Empowering Nurses to provide ethical leAdership in Care homes supported by a dignity Toolkit) focused on supporting the nursing contribution to dignifying care for older people in care homes. A generic toolkit can be downloaded here: http://iceobservatorysurrey.org/index.html
Improving the treatment and care for older women with breast cancer.
After surgery, the first time a breast cancer patient looks at her body can be difficult and for many it doesn’t get easier overnight. Breast Cancer Care was awarded £22,179 under the Delivering Dignity programme to improve the treatment and care of older women with breast cancer and raise awareness of body image, intimacy and sex issues that are often left unaddressed for older patients.
A nurse led project to develop resilient Hospice nursing ward leaders, confident in coaching their colleagues; resulting in long-term culture change across multidisciplinary teams.
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