‘Person Centred’ care has been promoted in End of Life Care since 2008 (DH 2008). National frameworks recommend that the views of service users should inform ongoing service improvement (NPELCP 2015). Therefore, a study was undertaken in one acute hospital in the North West, to explore the views and experience of recent hospital in patients, who also received direct input from the HSPCT.Aim of this presentation
Provide an overview of the project and present the main findings from this study.Method
Phenomenological approach adopted utilising:Results
Case Note Review: ‘Medicalised picture’ of the patient journey observed; when HSPCT involved, ‘holistic’ accounts were evident.Results
Narrative Interviews: Data collected highlighted the ‘richness’ of the patient experience, and the value of conducting this type of research. Five ‘themes‘ were identified:Results
Findings increase knowledge of care delivery from the perspective of palliative care in-patients, and has provided information directly to the acute trust to support local change and improvements to patient care experience.