Resources for Healthcare Workers
The challenges we are facing with COVID-19 are not normal. We need to acknowledge that this is difficult for all of us. Supporting people to die well in this context is an enormous challenge but we can focus our attention on where we can make a difference to the experience of end of life care for each individual person and their family.
Infection prevention and control measures are vital at this time, but they are impacting on the delivery of end-of-life care.
It is important to acknowledge that some of the normal emotions we see in patients and family members experiencing end-of-life care – fear, anxiety, panic and uncertainty – may be amplified in the current situation. Similarly, staff members may also be feeling these too.
We have developed information, resources and advice for staff to support the provision of end-of-life care during this pandemic.
Our resources below are for staff working in hospitals, nursing homes, the community, primary care and residential care settings.
They are available below as links to PDF documents that can be printed and shared with colleagues.
Breaking Bad News: COVID-19
By Your Side: A selection of poetry, prose and prayers
In these times of continuing visitor restrictions and infection control measures, we hope our selection of poetry, prose and prayers will help healthcare staff to communicate with and bring comfort to patients who are alone at this time.
Please help Irish Hospice Foundation continue to support those facing end of life at this unprecedented time of need. Text IHF to 50300 to donate €4. Text costs €4. Irish Hospice Foundation will receive a minimum of €3.60.
Service Provider: LIKECHARITY. Helpline: 076 6805278