14 May 2019
An e-book aimed at helping people find better ways to manage bereavement has been updated and republished with the help of The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust’s End of Life Care team.
Jules Lewis, End of Life Care Facilitator, and Jules Lock, End of Life Care Lead Volunteer, have teamed up with Roy Lilley, founder of the Academy of Fabulous Stuff, to update ‘Bereavement – A Practical Guide for NHS Managers’ for a contemporary audience. The new text includes ‘101 questions about bereavement’ to challenge, make us think and develop better plans.
The book was originally written by the late Professor Anne Faulkner with Roy in 1996 when Roy promised to find a better way after his dad’s death in hospital.
‘Bereavement – A Practical Guide for NHS Managers’ is available to download as an e-book for free by clicking here. The full website details can be found in our notes for editors section.
Jules Lewis said: “Jules Lock and I are thrilled to have joined forces with Roy to rewrite this wonderful handbook.
“Sensitive end of life care is vital and requires exceptional attention to detail, but it can be a challenge to managers and organisations as loved ones go through what is generally a harrowing experience.
“It is an absolute privilege for staff to support relatives, friends and carers at their time of greatest need and we hope that this e-book will help people to think about the best possible ways they can work to help those who have been bereaved.”
The release of ‘Bereavement – A Practical Guide for NHS Managers’ comes during Dying Matters Awareness Week which SaTH are celebrating in a number of ways, including hosting a Dying Matters Conference on Thursday.