Project Manager Dignity Care Framework Intervention
The aim of this project is to implement and evaluate a dignity care intervention that will be delivered by community RGN’s, public health nurses (PHN), and specialist palliative care nurses based in a community setting to help conserve the dignity of people at the end of life.It is anticipated that 45 PHNs/RGNs in Dublin South Central will receive training in Dignity Care Intervention (DCI); 51 PHNs/RGNs in Dublin South City, 30 PHNs/RGNs will be trained in Limerick and 30 PHNs/RHNs in Wicklow. Specialist Community Palliative Care Nurses linked to each area (approximately 30) will participate in the project, as well as a smaller group of nurses (approximately 12) who are employed by the Irish Cancer Society in the Night Nursing Service.
Purpose of post:
To project manage this joint service development initiative to implement and evaluate an intervention that will be delivered by community nurses to help conserve the dignity of people at the end of life in community settings. (See Appendix 1)
- Provide a service-orientated education programme for PHNs, community RGNs, and specialist Palliative Care nurses about a dignity framework at end-of-life.
- Implement the dignity framework within clinical practice for different community nursing groups in rural, (Limerick and Wicklow), and urban (Dublin), settings
- Explore the acceptability of the dignity care framework intervention based on nurses’ perceptions of the content and use of the end of life dignity intervention.
- Explore the acceptability of the dignity care framework intervention based on patients’ and carers’ feedback;
- Identify any potential barriers and facilitators to successful implementation and integration into standard community nursing practices for patients at the end of life.
- Consider and promote learning arising from this project through the lead and partner organisations/ services/structures including AIIHPC drivers (Education Network, Voices4Care (users/carers forum) and Structured Research Network).
For Further Details Contact:
Mary O’ Dowd
Institute of Community Health Nursing