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70 Effecting Positive Change with Bereaved Service Users in a Palliative Care Setting
  1. Audrey Agnew, Research Facilitator and
  2. Joe Duffy, Lecturer in Social Work
  1. Marie Curie Cancer Care, Belfast
  2. Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work, Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland

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Providing continuing support for relatives after a patient’s death is an integral part of specialist palliative care (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), 2004; Payne and Relf, 2004). A service evaluation indicated that most service users had preconceived fears about attending a hospice bereavement group due to poor information. Through a committed user involvement approach an information leaflet is now available throughout …

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