Enhancing ?The Model for Dementia Palliative Care Project? by targeting potential model users with innovative Knowledge, Transfer and Exchange activities.

This KEDS application will further enhance Knowledge, Transfer and Exchange (KTE) activities arising from 'The Model for Dementia Palliative Care Project', by supporting new connections with key groups, through novel activities and outputs. The active project will develop a new service delivery model for palliative care for people living with dementia in the community and introduce it to the HSE. In developing our KTE plan we identified that critical to our project success, during and after the grant award, will be effectively delivering the message of the importance of dementia palliative care to healthcare professionals (HCPs), so that that they have the opportunity to input into its design, and they are receptive to the model when it's launched. This will be facilitated through establishing relationships with two leading national organisations for dementia and palliative care: The National Dementia Office (HSE) and the All Ireland Institute for Hospice and Palliative Care (non-HSE), respectively. New KEDS project activities will include a targeted seminar for HCPs to raise the profile of the research, creating a fertile ground for the introduction of the new Model. New dissemination activities and outputs will be added, including 2 infographics and 2 short videos, and an enhanced website including regular blog posts. Dissemination, as well as promoting the study's findings, will also focus on raising awareness about the research to promote participation in the research itself, and to promote receptiveness for the Model when introduced. Finally, the formal evaluation of these KEDS activities will be a key deliverable.

Award Date
27 September 2018
Award Value
Principal Investigator
Dr Suzanne Timmons
Host Institution
University College Cork
Knowledge Exchange and Dissemination Scheme