A Good Death paper at DE2012

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Angela Abbott presented an update on her research on ‘A Good Death’ in conjunction with Home Group and Science City, at this year’s Digital Economy All Hands conference in Aberdeen.

The title of Angela’s paper is Piloting ‘A Good Death’ at Home in Social Housing: Exploring the Potential Role of Digital Technologies to Support Older Adults to Stay at Home for Longer, and is co-authored by Ranald Richardson, SiDE’s Society perspective lead.

The paper presents findings from qualitative social science research which explores how a social housing organisation might improve their support services to older clients who have expressed a wish to die at home. At the onset of the research, a social housing provider (SHP) was engaged in implementing an innovative pilot service in the North East of England (in conjunction with Macmillan, Marie Curie Cancer Care and other health and social care partners) to consider possibilities and practicalities of extending choice and control to social housing clients who had expressed a wish to die at home. They intended this new service to offer practical support in planning ahead for death at home; support with financial decisions and practices which may enable tenancies to be maintained for longer; and to enable social and emotional support to maintain important connections with family, friends and neighbours which would reduce social isolation.

For more information on Angela’s research please contact her using the details below or to read the paper, please download the attached PDF

Thanks to Home Group and Science City for the use of their image and logos.