Speaker Presentations: The Palliative Care Conference 2022

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Questions for Dr Tarana Hafiz:

We sometimes find it hard to navigate communication between patients and their families during this time. Do you have any advice on this?

Compassion, empathy and honesty is key in these scenarios. 

I often reflect the language and words that they have used within my own sentences so that this captures and acknowledges their emotions. Based on their reactions, I would explain honestly in simple language slowly my worries and concerns, directing the discussion towards ‘what matters most’ (slide 14 on the presentation). It may take several discussions to build a relationship and trust, but this in itself is invaluable. 

Tarana, how do you think it is most appropriate to support carers during the palliative care process?

In palliative care and General Practice, we often take the family on this journey with us, which does involve the carers. Our subconscious minds will already be supporting them, by listening, showing kindness and empathy, our natural human instinct. We often forget that our patient and our carers are often within a much larger community (not just healthcare, slide 5), they may already have existing support in place from their family members, neighbour, friends, religious groups etc.

If we do notice during this process that they need additional support then we would be encouraging them to speak with their GP (who can support by referring for counselling, medications, sick notes etc). For family members under 18, your local community palliative care team may have a patient family support team who would be able to provide support for our young carers. There are also many charities that are able to provide support, provide leaflets etc. 

It is often a collaborative effort within the community that supports our carers. 

Are the daffodil standard available as a free resource?


All the resources used on the presentation are available for free. The links are also on the last slide of my presentation.

I have attached the link for this on the Royal College of General Practitioners.