Aim: to facilitate collaboration across disciplines and across countries to enhance our understanding, adoption and evaluation of palliative and end of life care as a key component of people centred integrated care.
Activities: The SIG will provide a platform for members to share implementation experience, highlight examples of good practice, signpost practical resources, and agree and collaborate on
research, education and evaluation priorities for integrated palliative care. Members will
shape the scope of SIG activities and outputs. These may include:
• Webinars and online peer support
• Good practice case studies
• Practical resources – guidance and tools
• Study visits
• Evidence reviews
• Consensus documents
• Collaborative action research
Current topics: The initial focus of the SIG will be an integrated and public health approach to palliative and end of life care to improve the health and wellbeing of people facing potentially life-limiting
illness, loneliness, dying, death and bereavement. Innovative examples are Todos Contigo,
led by the Newhealth Foundation in Seville, and Compassionate Inverclyde, a collaborative
programme in Scotland; both building social movements around people-led, assets-based
approaches to compassionate citizenship and integrated palliative and end of life care.
Our second topic will be to share experiences and evidence of integration that really works
for people in Advanced Care Planning (ACP), supporting choices and preferences to be
realised and central to decision making at both practice and organisational systems level.
Our third topic will be to share experience on the development and use of person centred
outcome measures in Palliative and End of Life Care.
Get involved:The SIG is for practitioners, managers, researchers, students, and policy makers engaged in planning, designing, delivering or evaluating palliative and end of life care in different health and care systems. If you have an interest in palliative and end of life care, can share your practical experience or resources, or have a question, challenge or suggestions for future SIG
activities please contact Anne Mills, SIG facilitator at Anne.Mills@hospice.org.im
Anne Mills is CEO of Hospice Isle of Man, with support from IFIC Scotland and is the Special interest lead for Palliative and End of Life Care Email:Anne.Mills@hospice.org.im