On Friday 9 June organisations across BSW are planning to show their support for international What Matters to You Day, which aims to encourage more meaningful conversations between people who provide health and social care and the people, families, and carers who receive those services.
To mark the day, staff and colleagues across BSW are being encouraged to ask ‘what matters to you?’
Staff working in partner organisations across BSW spend a great deal of time supporting patients who have failing health, life-limiting illnesses or poor prognosis.
Supporting patients nearing the end of life and supporting their families is one of the most important things that many colleagues do, and asking ‘what matters to you?’ can help to truly consider how family-centred care is provided.
This 9 June, let’s all consider how we can support important conversations by asking this simple but important question.
Find out more
The BSW ICB website has a number of useful resources to help you this What Matters To You day? Including:
- Information on advance care planning and supporting what matters to you conversations: https://bsw.icb.nhs.uk/your-health/advance-care-planning/
- A short film for patients and families, with families sharing personal experiences of having ‘what matters to you?’ conversations with loved ones: https://bsw.icb.nhs.uk/your-health/advance-care-planning/
- A film for staff, with eight healthcare professionals sharing insights from having advance care planning and ‘what matters to you’ conversations: https://bsw.icb.nhs.uk/your-health/advance-care-planning/
- Information on the Recommended Summary Plan for Emergency Care and Treatment (ReSPECT): https://bsw.icb.nhs.uk/your-health/recommended-summary-plan-for-emergency-care-and-treatment/
International What Matters to You Day resources are available to use: https://wmty.world/index.php/resources/