'Caring For Carers - Staff Booklet: How to involve and support the family and friends of patients who are approaching the end of their lives in hospital' Guide
The death of a family member or friend is a momentous event, and carers, as well as patients, need to be treated with compassion at this critical time. Carers have much to give the dying patient, and much to offer to the professional team. When they are fully included and offered the chance to stay involved, the care provided by acute hospitals to people who are dying can be greatly enhanced, and the experiences of the person who is dying, their family and friends and the hospital staff can all be improved. This booklet will help any member of staff working in a hospital to enhance the end of life care they give, by more compassionately supporting and involving carers. It is quick to read and packed with practical guidance – a must anyone who works in a hospital.