Palliative Care Project - Beyond Barriers - Full Project Report


The Alzheimer Scotland Beyond Barriers Project set out to develop current care practice in care homes by supporting both staff and relatives to meet the palliative care needs of people in the later stages of dementia.

Beyond Barriers took an innovative approach, involving care home staff and relatives together in a training programme which put communication with the person with dementia at the core, and supporting staff to improve practice through action learning.

This two-part report includes in Part 1:

  • a full description of the Beyond Barriers project including the training programme
  • the challenges, rewards, key themes and outcomes emerging from the project
  • a set of recommendations

In Part 2:

  • a report of the external evaluation carried out by the Dementia Services Development Centre, University of Stirling

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