Please find enclosed an invite from Jackie Miles and Dr Ross regarding an upcoming research project. Further information can be obtained here…
Lead Nurse for Heart Failure & Cardiac Rehabiliation Research
St Woolos Hospital
tel: Helene Lavender 01633 238140 x 48140
Subject: Heart Failure Project – invite
Hi Mike and Sandra
I hope all is well as I have a favour to ask of you!
Myself and a colleague Dr Linda Ross are in the process of designing a research project in partnership with the South Wales Clinical Trials Unit based at UHW.
The project will test a new intervention led by a Heart Failure nurse with additional training in Spiritual Support (a Facilitator). Spiritual Support is an element of care that, because of its sensitive nature, tends to be forgotten.
‘Spiritual care is about helping and supporting people whose sense of meaning, purpose and worth is challenged by illness. It is not necessarily about religion. In the UK such care is not routinely offered, but research into spiritual care of people suffering from heart failure is being called for with a view to improving their overall care’.
We would like to invite people with heart failure and their husband/wife/partner/carer to join us and give us their views on the design of the project and the materials we plan to use e.g patient care plan, questionnaires and information leaflets.
We think there will be around 3-4 meetings lasting up to 2hrs over the next few weeks – we have yet to decide on the venue as this will depend on where the majority of people live.
Mike/Sue please could you put this invitation out to your group. We are hoping for at least 10 people and if you know of anyone directly – please feel free to put them in touch with me.
All expenses, will of course, be covered.
If you have any queries or questions please don’t hesitate to get back to me
All the very best
Jackie Miles MBE PhD