Julie Green joined Farleigh Hospice at the end of May in a new and exciting role as an Admiral Nurse. Julie will be part of the Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Team and will be developing this role to provide vital support to people living with dementia and their families.

This will include offering:

  • Specialist assessment of palliative and end of life needs (physical, psychological, spiritual and social)
  • Facilitating relationship and family centred care (including advice and emotional support)
  • Identifying last year of life and support care planning accordingly (including conversations around what to expect when someone is dying)
  • Supporting patients and families with advanced care planning and best interests decisions (including determining appropriateness of clinical interventions and symptom interventions)

The role will also provide clinical leadership and consultancy to other staff and professionals, education and training for staff in dementia and end of life care to improve knowledge, skills, confidence, and provide advice on best practice in dementia. We will be able to bring you an update on the role and referral criteria in the next edition of The Lantern.

Julie is a Registered General Nurse who has worked as a Ward Sister on Acute Medicine for Elderly ward for many years, before becoming a CNS for Older People and Adult Safeguarding. Over the last five years Julie has enjoyed the role of Dementia Specialist at Broomfield Hospital.

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