Lancaster University is part of a new European research programme developing and testing ways to improve palliative care for older people in nursing homes.
International Observatory on End of Life Care (IOELC) were awarded £583k to run the UK research element of the study which encompasses two main activities - mapping current provision of palliative care in care homes and developing the training for care home staff.
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Observatory staff worked with researchers at the Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Unit, University College London Medical School, and the Institute for Volunteering Research on a new study, published in the Journal of Palliative Medicine, which provides a comprehensive picture of volunteer activity in specialist adult palliative care in the UK.
Professor Sheila Payne: "Their work contributes hugely to improving patient and family experiences by providing personal, compassionate and non-professionalised support".
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