A 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 meetings, conferences and social events.
- To support the access to respite for caregivers support.
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.