End of life care: share your COVID-19 experiences in Nursing Standard-Marie Curie survey
What has caring for people at the end of life been like during the pandemic?
Nursing Standard and the charity Marie Curie have launched their annual end of life care survey for nursing staff.
The survey, now in its fourth year, aims to uncover nurses’ experiences of caring for people at the end of life.
Barriers to effective care of patients
This year the survey focuses on care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Questions include:
- How has the pandemic affected end of life care?
- During the pandemic, what have been the main barriers to providing end of life care?
- Is there enough capacity to deliver high-quality end of life care in the event of a second wave?
Exploring challenges nurses have faced during the pandemic
Marie Curie is the UK’s leading charity providing care to people with any terminal illness, either in their own homes or in one of its nine hospices.
The charity's chief nurse and executive director of quality and caring services, Julie Pearce, said: ‘In recent years, this joint survey has provided a detailed insight from nurses across the UK and in different care settings, exploring what it is like to work in the profession and what challenges nurses face when caring for people at the end of life.
‘2020 has been a year like no other for the nursing profession with the impact COVID-19 has had on our working and personal lives, and we’re interested to know first-hand what your experiences have been during this emotional and intense period.
‘Your views and experiences do matter to us, and we would appreciate you taking a few moments to complete our Nursing Standard and Marie Curie survey.’
Survey closing date and prize draw
The survey is open to all registered nurses, healthcare assistants and nursing associates in the UK, and closes at 5pm on 28 September.
Everyone who completes the survey can opt in to enter a prize draw to win one of 10 M&S vouchers worth £50 each.
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