Burdett supported Sue Ryder programme successes

Understanding human rights provides practitioners with a framework for decision-making that supports them to personalise care to each individual’s unique circumstances. Over the past three years, Sue Ryder, supported by Burdett has been delivering a training programme to empower healthcare professionals to implement a human rights-based approach to end of life care practice across the UK.

This report provides evidence of the impact the Sue Ryder training has had on participants’ knowledge of human rights and their confidence to use that knowledge in practice. Sue Ryder is delivering this training because a human rights approach to end of life care is a highly effective way to translate their values into practice.

Sue Ryder values are:

Supportive: Here for people when it matters, and that includes each other. They encourage, inspire and help one another, and celebrate success.

Connected: When we work together, we can achieve so much more for the people we support. Respecting that everyone at Sue Ryder plays a vital part in delivering quality care.

Impactful: To find new and inspiring ways to positively impact the people they support – from small gestures to big breakthroughs.

These shared values and their associated behaviours underpin the compassion and expert care the Sue Ryder want to be known for and enable them to deliver rights-respecting care. If there’s one thing that’s guaranteed, it’s that we will all die, and we will die just once. In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, the paramount importance of rights-respecting care at the end of life has never been clearer. With that in mind, it’s incredibly important that as a society, we do all that we can to ensure the person at the end of life has the best experience possible, in challenging and changing circumstances and at a time of heightened emotion and sadness. Educating and empowering the health and social care workforce is an important step towards delivering rights-respecting end of life care.

“Thanks to the generous grant from the Burdett Trust for Nursing, Sue Ryder has been able to deliver training to over 2300 health and social care workers over the past three years and we are delighted to share the analysis of the impact of our training in our End of Project Report.

What matters to me is a training programme for all staff working in end of life care regardless of employer or care setting and the knowledge gained is transferable across health and social care, not just at the end of life.”

– Jacqueline Graves, Human Rights Lead, Sue Ryder

Read the full report


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