Palliative care is the active holistic care of patients with advanced progressive illness. Palliative care is provided by specialists at Hospices, Hospitals and Nursing and Residential Homes, with the aim to provide physical, psychological, social and spiritual support to patients. The demographics of many European countries, means that there is an increasing demand for palliative care services, which challenge the already pressured resources of state provided hospitals. This demand can only be met by clearly identifying the need for palliative care geographically, socially and demographically and then through specialist palliative care personnel, delivering targeted interventions to enhance the capability of Nursing and Residential homes.
Genevieve makes use of a number of publicly available data sets, from both the NHS and other UK Government data sources and data held by participating organisations. The application enables palliative care specialists to:
- Have the most accurate and timely information on where there is a geographical, demographic and social need to deliver Palliative Care Interventions.
- Deliver the best possible training, support and knowledge exchange to the end of life community.
- Audit the outcomes of Palliative Care Interventions.
Genevieve has been developed in collaboration with leading Palliative Care Specialists and the Loughborough University.