Evaluate the effectiveness of organisational policies and procedures in supporting individuals and their social networks affected by significant life events.
(DHS, 2014). Policies are clear, understanding statements of how organisation intends to conduct their services. They provide a set of guiding principles to help with decision making. While procedures describe how each policy will be put into action in an organisation and outline the procedure:
Who will do what?
What steps they need to take
Which forms or documents to use.
Cruise bereavement care (CBC), provide free support and counselling on a one-to-one basis, there polices is personalise to meet the individual need, example is coping capacity, they offer free information and advice to anyone who has been affected by a death, and offer education, support, information and publications to anyone supporting bereaved people and provide social groups to provide an opportunity for bereaved people to meet and talk with other people in a similar situation and to make friends. If George was refer to CBC from the onset, they may help reduce the stressful situation he was going through.
Macmillan Cancer Care (MCC) for example: offers one off grant policy to support the dying in dealing with various bills like heating also support forum for bereaved spouses and partners. MCC, also fund nurses and other health care professionals and build cancer care centers, people need practical support at home, and they provide respite, a precious time off for a career, a lift to a hospital. Mrs Garry suffer and die from bowel cancer MCC volunteer may have being with Mrs Garry if she choose to, to ease her son through the last stage of dying.
Shaping Bereavement Care, 2010. for example: coordinate ...
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...pists, GP, psychologist, CBC, MCC, spiritual support, and community leaders, they assist the persons to improve their general welfare and well-being although not all referral are successful in eradicating depression a patient.
External support from voluntary organisations offer free information and advice to anyone who has been affected by a death, or significant event, CBC provide free support and counselling on a one-to-one basis, to help patient’s, some nurses are far too busy with paper work to informed service users as in the case of George, external support that may educate, and support, with information and publications that will assist bereaved people, they also form social groups to provide an opportunity for sharing experience with others people in similar situation, for George it is suitable support, other patient may see it as weakness and time wasting.
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