Monday, June 11, 2018

Link library: compassionate communities

Thinking of narratives for volunteer recruitment, I wonder how useful the concept of compassionate communities will be?

Dying Matters: why we should develop compassionate communities?
Compassionate communities: end-of-life care as everyone’s responsibility - article in QJM by the originator of compassionate communities, Professor Allan Kellehear
Ambitions for Palliative and End of Life Care: A national framework for local action 2015-2020, by the National Palliative and End of Life Care Partnership of which the MND Association is a member. See in particular chapter 6 which is all about volunteers
Blog post on Marie Curie about Prof Kellehear's ideas and its implications for their work.

Update: a couple of new links courtesy of Sue Muller

Compassionate Inverclyde launches
Bill's story - video explaning compassionate communities from Palliverse

Update The Second: similar issues from a slightly different angle - as a joint group of government officials and voluntary, community and social enterprise reps put forward an action plan for involving the sector in improving health, well-being and social care outcomes. See the VSCE Review website for more information.

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