Journal article

Access to and adequacy of psychological services for adult patients in UK hospices: a national, cross-sectional survey

Daisy McInnerney, Bridget Candy, Patrick Stone, Nicola Atkin, Joana Johnson, Syd Hiskey, Nuriye Kupeli

BMC Palliative Care | BMC | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Providing psychological support to people living with terminal illness is a fundamental part of hospice care. Recent research on delivery of psychological services in hospices in the United Kingdom (UK) on a national level, including inequalities or variation in practice, is limited. A nationwide survey will highlight any differences in provision and in doing so help focus future research and inform best practice both within the UK, and internationally. The specific objectives of this survey are to (1) chart the types of psychological support available to adult patients in hospices in the UK in line with the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence model; (2) explore how..

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Awarded by Marie Curie and Economic and Social Research Council collaborative grant


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Funding Acknowledgements

.The time spent by author DM was supported by a Marie Curie and Economic and Social Research Council collaborative grant (grant number: ES/P000592/1 and MCCC-ESR-17-U). The time spent on the review by authors BC and PS comes from core funding of the research department by Marie Curie (grant number: MCCCFPO-16-U) and an Alzheimer's Society (AS) funded fellowship awarded to NK (grant number: 399 AS-JF-17b-016). The work of DM, BC, NK and PS is also supported by the UCLH NIHR Biomedical Research Centre. The funding bodies played no role in the design, data collection, analysis, interpretation of data nor writing of the manuscript. Marie Curie did help raise awareness of the study by posting about the survey on social media.