Hospice Friendly Hospitals- An Irish Innovation

160914Professor David Clark has written a “End of life studies” blog about the Irish Initiative: Hospice Friendly Hospitals, in which he examines the programme, and asks whether it could inspire similar initiatives in other countries or settings.

“Imagine a project which seeks to take the best attributes of hospice care and inculcate them into the fabric of the acute hospital. Not just one hospital, but all hospitals in a whole country. Consider a project that is about a joined up approach to clinical care when death is near, that takes seriously the relationship between hospital design and the potential to deliver dignified care, and that adopts an ‘all systems’ approach to its mode of operation…read more

From ehospice