21st May 2020
12th November 2020
9.00a.m. – 4.30p.m.
Eligible to attend:
Registered Nurses and Care Assistants, Household staff
To introduce the concepts of palliative care to all staff working in a residential care setting and develop their competence in delivering the palliative care approach
It develops participants’ understanding of their responsibilities in relation to Standard 16 “End of Life Care”, National Quality Standards for Residential Care Settings for Older People in Ireland
To introduce communication skills and approaches around talking about death and dying
It is an introductory programme facilitated through lectures and workshops, targeting all staff working in long stay (residential) settings. This programme was developed in conjunction with the Irish Hospice Foundation to meet the needs of staff in residential settings working with residents who are at the end of life.
Who is the workshop open to?
The programme is open to all staff working in a long stay / residential care setting – nursing, health care assistants, household staff, etc. We advise those who have had bereavements within the past 12 months to discuss attendance with their line manager. We also require participants to complete a pre-course worksheet as part of preparation for the workshop.
6.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) approved by An Bord Altranais Cnáimhseachais Na hÉireann (The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland)