Staff Support

Malcolm Payne

in Psychosocial Issues in Palliative Care

Second edition

Published in print May 2008 | ISBN: 9780199216420
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191730306 | DOI:
Staff Support

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This chapter examines why staff support is considered a psychosocial issue in palliative care. It explains that staff support is a psychosocial issue because employers have a legal and moral responsibility to ensure the well-being of the people they employ. Staff well-being at work has an impact on quality of service, and health and social care services are a resource to the population served. Thus, staff support contributes to the social capital generated by the staff of a palliative care service for the community it serves.

Keywords: staff support; psychosocial issue; palliative care; employers; moral responsibility; legal responsibility; social capital

Chapter.  9147 words. 

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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