All health boards highlighted a willingness to develop services and
to seek to do this developments could be
in conjunction with others so that fostered through being “part of national
“Sharing of examples of good practice and training” “.... learn what is happening in other also noted that: It would be difficult to reply to
nationally co-ordinated areas.” However, it was the question around co-
ordination until there may be challenging, it
a definitive model”. feasible, based on the
Whilst a definitive model views from health boards,
Wimpenny et al (2006), Stephen from England and Wales (DoH
et al (2006) 2005) and
and the strategy documents Northern Ireland (DHSSPS
2009) to identify the scope clear recommendations.
The Co-ordinator Role
It is possible to identify some of the breadth of co-ordination that
may be required in bereavement and bereavement care in Scotland. As this figure shows there is a challenging and considerable role for a co- ordinator as, at present, linkage between groups and services does not occur. This is accentuated when linkage across the bereavement journey
is considered from before death, at death and after the death.
The role of the co-ordinator, as illustrated in Figure 5.1, is not
envisaged to be solely one of been bereaved but ensuring
providing direct care to people who have that their bereavement journey can be
travelled with some degree of certainty and that consistent appropriate provision of service is available in all areas or gaps identified and solutions sought to address these.
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