Hospices, schools and health promoting palliative care
Advancing education and support around death, dying and bereavement: hospices, schools and health promoting palliative care.
Children are often excluded from conversation about dying and bereavement and this can result in negative experiences. Adopting the principles of health promotion to palliative care can address this. Such approaches have gained recognition internationally.
This study used action research to explore, implement and evaluate interventions where hospices and schools can work together to advance education and support around death, dying and bereavement. Several practice innovations were taken forward. Hospices can develop community capacity in end-of-life and bereavement care with school communities.
Sally is currently a lecturer in Social Work at the University of Strathclyde and is building on this work whilst being an active member of this research group.
Dr Sally Paul