ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE COMMUNITY PALLIATIVE CARE KEY WORKER: A SCOPING REVIEW: COMMUNITY PALLIATIVE CARE KEY WORKER

F. Hasson, Maria Betts, Christine Shannon, Anne Fee

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Abstract

The completion of a scoping review of the evidence relating to the role of the palliative care keyworker, which offers and insight into the present literature relating to the role and responsibilities. Whilst advocated in international and national policy, the evidence underpinning this role is lacking with only five empirical papers, two national and three internationals, adopting exploratory designs were retrieved. The review identified the need for the key worker role in palliative care however little consensus exists on who should adopt this role and their remit existed. Several implementation barriers were cited relating to communication and training. Further research on the development and implementation as well as consensus on the allocation of duties of the keyworker role would expand the existing evidence base.
Original languageEnglish
JournalBritish Journal of Community Nursing
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 28 Jun 2022

Keywords

  • keyworker
  • palliative care
  • community
  • scoping review
  • end of life

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