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Analysis of the Southern Area Hospice Information Booklet for Patients & Relatives - Is the language straight forward and accurate?

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Introduction

Analysis of the Southern Area Hospice Information Booklet for Patients & Relatives Is the language straight forward and accurate? * The inforamtion is not straightforward in telling you where the Hospice is located and only descirbes where it is located, I feel that the booklet should include directions to the Hospice and an address should be in the opening introuction and should read, 'The In-patient Unit at Southern Area Hospice Services is situated at St. John's House Courtenay Hill, Newry, and is situated with views of the Mountains of Mourne and Carlingford Lough. * The fact that the main reception is staffed from 9.00am to 10.00pm is not accurate as it is not staffed all the time during these hours as they are volunteers and if they turn up to work they will, but this is not always the case proving thsi is not accurate and the volunteers help round the hospital in other areas aswell as at reception. ...read more.

Middle

* In the visiting paragraph the word descression is not a word that many people would understand and it is not used in the approriate way. * They say the Hospice is a non-smoking area but is contracting what they are saying as there is a smoking room and patients are allowed to smoke in their bedrooms. * In the Nursing section, patients allocation operates within the hospice is a statement which is not very well explained and could confuse readers as to what it means. * For Day of Discharge I feel it is appropriate to have this in the information booklet and personnally I feel it is something that should be carried out by the social worker. * In services in the home, eligible is not a commonly used word and I feel the information booklet could have used a straightforward simple word which is understandable. ...read more.

Conclusion

If their was a map to show where the Hospice is located in Newry. They could have included pictures of the Hospice and carers. Illustrations would have made the booklet more appealing and shown what happens in the Hospice amd made it more colourful and interesting to read. Additional Information * If the booklet could have included comments from patients or relatives of patients which would make people feel at ease about coming to the Hospice and makes it more real for them also. Special Considerations * Thinking about people who have disabilities or are of another language, such as Chinease, Portuguese, Luithuanian, Bolgarians or those from different cultures. For those who have a visual impariment the booklet should produced in brail. For thos who have disabilities who are unable to comprehend the information they would need to have an advocate to simplify the information on their behalf. ...read more.

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