Date: 12 October 2018
Hospice staff and carers talk about the wide range of benefits of taking part in palliative care research in a new video launched by the Clinical Research Network West Midlands to mark World Hospice & Palliative Care Day (13 October).
The video features interviews with staff from three of the research-active hospices in the region - St Mary’s Hospice in Birmingham, Douglas Macmillan Hospice in Stoke on Trent and St Richard’s Hospice in Worcester, as well as a carer whose mother took part in research whilst receiving hospice care.
Sandra Prew, Palliative Care Senior Research Nurse for the Network says: ‘It’s so important that opportunities to take part in research are offered to patients at every stage of their life journey - and participation in research studies can really help add meaning to the end of life. Patients and their carers tell us time and again that they have taken comfort from the feeling of giving something back.
‘We hope this video will encourage more hospices to consider becoming research-active as it shows the positives for their staff as well as patients.’
You can view the video here.
World Hospice and Palliative Care Day takes place on the second Saturday of October every year and is organised by a committee of the Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance.
Read more about the campaign here.
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