Policy and Practice Steering Committee Development Day
The Policy and Practice Steering Committee met on May 3rd (click here to read a full report from the day) and spent their working day focusing on four of the Institute’s work activities:
- Users, carers and communities forum
The main purpose of the creation of such a Forum is to ensure that there is meaningful involvement and representation by those who use palliative care services on the island and those who care for them, professionally or otherwise.
The Institute is keen to engage in ongoing dialogue with this key group and ensure their voices are influential in the way our work will take shape over the coming years.
- Collaborative networks between service providers
To enable greater sharing and dissemination of knowledge and information between those key organisations, North and South, who are providing palliative care. There is much to be learnt from each other and the Institute will play its role in developing relationships with and between service providers.
- Policy development and implementation
The Institute will work in conjunction with all agencies and organisations who promote both the professional and public voice of palliative care.
- Public engagement with death, dying, loss and caring
The Institute will work to encourage greater understanding amongst the public as to what palliative care is and how a palliative care approach can result in better outcomes for a range of chronic or life limiting conditions.
The Committee looked at the opportunities that each of these key work areas presented and ideas for the Institute to consider when developing these areas. They also looked at the potential challenges the Institute may face in relation to these areas which would need to be taken into account when approaching the work.
The outputs of the various discussions around these four work activities will now feed into the way we will plan to bring these areas to fruition.