How to become a compassionate community?
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promoter is a person who identify the need of community support for those suffering from advance illnesses.

The first step is to develop a plan of action through a Memorandum of Understanding with New Health Foundation .

General and main actions from Compassionate Community Policy

  • The first step is to identify key players in the city:
    • Community partners: City Council, schools and universities, neighbour’s associations, companies, non-governmental organizations, brotherhoods and churches, cultural and artistic centres, professional associations, work places and trade unions.
    • The centres that look after people with advanced illness and are at the end of their life: charities, volunteer´s organizations, hospices, nursing homes, hospitals and families.
    • Professionals on palliative care and working with people with advance illnesses: doctors, nurses, social workers, psychologists, social careers.
  • The next step is to design awareness campaigns and training programs.
  • To design and distribute resources as information leaflets, manuals, short movies, resources guide, etc.
  • To hold events in the community to promote compassionate communities.
  • To create networks between charities, families, patients among volunteers who are involved in care.
  • To support families and professionals through meetingsconferences and social events.
  • To support the access to respite for caregivers support.

Specific actions

1)      SOCIAL AWARNESS: Conferences, speeches, meetings, social events, interviews, articles, social media, etc.

2)      TRAINING: Getting to know palliative care and advance illnesses: symptoms, needs, rights, medication, how to care and accompany, psychological support, illnesses process, bereavement support…

3)      CREATING THE NETWORK: Together, we are stronger. Different key players get together to explore needs, resources and alternatives; to share their experiences and to support each other.