The first national survey on end-of-life care controversially opens – – Our News, Your Views

The first national survey on end-of-life care controversially opens

The first nationwide survey of end of life care in Ireland has begun.

The survey asks bereaved people about the care they have provided for their loved ones in the last months and days of their lives, reports RTE.

It aims to learn from people’s experiences in end-of-life care to improve the services provided to both people who are dying and their loved ones.

The survey includes 110 questions on topics such as pain management, respect and dignity, emotional support, communication with healthcare professionals and provision of information.

Those who are grieving and have recorded the death of a family member or friend between September and December 2022 will be invited to join, reports RTE.

They will receive an invitation letter and a survey questionnaire by mail between now and May 2023.

The questionnaire can be returned by mail or completed online on the Your Experience website.

The Health Information and Quality Authority and the HSE say the findings will seek to identify what is working well and where improvement is needed, reports RTE.

Tell us your thoughts in the Facebook post and share this with your friends.

Share this story with a friend

Share this story

Tell us what you think on our Facebook page