P-118 Improving experience for relatives of dying patients in a cancer centre

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Abstract

Background

I felt strongly about improving the services for end of life relatives staying for long periods with their loved ones. I wanted to find out what they felt was missing from our care, and how we could improve their time with us.

Method

I conducted a survey of twenty EOL relatives asking about their experience generally and what could be improved. I asked the questions in a safe place, questions around this are obviously of a sensitive nature and I wanted them to feel free to answer openly and honestly.

Conclusion/actions

Good palliative care is essential ­­- for a patient’s loved ones as well as themselves. I would like to continue to make changes and create some positives in what can be otherwise a wholly negative experience.

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