This link is to an 11 minute Video presented by a palliative care specialist nurse from St Joseph’s Hospice, London
It demonstrates the identification of what matters to the individual through an interview with a woman with a chronic health condition. It shows how she is supported to develop a plan which states her wishes about her end of life care. This provides clarity for the family of the person as well as her health and social care team. There is also an interview with a woman who was initially reluctant to make plans about her end of life care but, with the help of a social worker, has now done so and feels more confident and in control because she feels supported.
The assessment is shown as an on-going process involving the physical, social, psychological and spiritual care of a person at the end of life. Defining what is important in all aspects of the individuals life, planning care to incorporate what really matters to the person who is dying.