Palliative Care Support

Palliative Care Support

3rd December 2019
6:30 pm

James O Keeffe Institute
Places remaining: 5
Cost: €€10.00 (Plus booking fee)

Course Name: Palliative Care

Start Date:     3rd December

Time:               6.30pm – 9.30pm

Duration:        10 Tuesday Nights

Venue:            James O’Keeffe Institute, Newmarket, Co. Cork

Tuition Fee:     €10

Accreditation: QQI Level 5 (5N3769)

The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skills and competence to enable them to care for and address the needs of a person and their family after the diagnosis of a life-limiting illness, in a dignified, inclusive and holistic manner.

Who’s it for:

The course is for Family & Voluntary Carers only

Learners will be able to:

  1. Discuss the philosophy and principles of palliative care.
  2. Summarise the structure and organisation of palliative care services.
  3. Discuss the role of the support worker in the promotion of key issues such as life quality, self-esteem, respect, privacy and dignity in palliative care work.
  4. Explore different attitudes to death and dying to include an understanding of individual patterns of grief, bereavement and loss.
  5. Employ a range of communication strategies and processes which are central to the work in palliative care.
  6. Apply a person-centred approach to caring for a person in the last days of their life.
  7. Respond appropriately to the needs of the person who is confused in the last days of life.
  8. Work effectively and with great sensitivity in relation to the dying person and their significant others in palliative care setting.
  9. Use the range of skills required from a palliative support worker in relation to end of life care.


 Assessment Technique:     

Learner Record   70%        Assignment   30%

Bookings no longer allowed on this date.