Join us for a discussion of the Lantern Model, the first new model of palliative and end of life care nursing for 30 years.
Facilitated by Heather Richardson, Joint CEO at St Christopher’s, and Marie Cooper, Project Lead for Celebrating Palliative Care Nursing.
This webinar considered a central notion of the Lantern Model – that nursing at its best draws on an authentic relationship established between nurse and patient. Such a relationship shifts the interaction(s) of the nurse with those in their care from something transactional to an interpersonal experience. In so doing, the quality of both the process of being cared for and its outcome of feeling valued as an individual is enhanced.
We explored how authentic relationships are established in end-of-life care, particularly when there is relatively little time for a nurse to get to know someone, and when pressures in the working environment limit extended periods of informal interaction. We want to consider both the costs and benefits of such relationships to the nurses who invest in such a connection and how costs are minimised and benefits maximised for all involved through personal and organisational developments.
Finally, we enquired about the future state of end-of-life care if systems and approaches increasingly encourage transactional care rather than that which is relational in nature. How do we reverse such a trend and what action is required by nurses who care to ensure authentic connectivity remains at the heart of nursing?
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