Focus Topics

topic 1 | Activity 11: Alan’s perspective

Alan reflects on his life with Betty and in particular the past few months where he has taken on more of the caring role for Betty.

He speaks about the care team and their support not only for Betty, but for him and their daughter and grandsons.

  1. Summarise how each of the following elements have been addressed in Betty’s multidisciplinary care planning and provision:
    • Involvement of Betty and Alan in care planning
    • Continuity of care
    • Care coordination.
  2. What is the role of the multidisciplinary team following Betty’s death?
  3. Investigate the bereavement services available in your area. You may find information through the local council, hospital, community centre or palliative care service. Describe the details of services available.