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Online debriefings with care home staff after a resident’s death: improving coping mechanisms, team cohesion and communication with relatives

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To support care home staff, it is essential to assist them to cope individually, within a cohesive team and support confident communication about death with excluded relatives. This project focusses on this through online debriefings with staff after a resident dies and explores how electronic care planning can be used to document information to inform discussions with relatives. Facilitating staff to talk about and process their experiences will support coping mechanisms and team “togetherness”. Ensuring accurate accounts of a residents last few days, will improve staff ability to talk with relatives about the death by improving confidence in this type of communication.

Status Project Complete
Funder(s) Chief Scientists Office
Value £20,864.00
Project Dates May 1, 2020 - May 31, 2021



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