Education & CPD

Principles of Palliative Care

5.5NMBI CEUs

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  •   Date: Tuesday, 24 October 2017
  •   Registration: Tuesday, 24 October 2017 09:15
  •   Start: Tuesday, 24 October 2017 09:30
  •   End: Tuesday, 24 October 2017 16:15
  •   Location: PDC Centre, Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation, Whitworth Building, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7

Description

This education programme offers participants an opportunity to deepen their understanding of the palliative care approach. The programme will present the palliative approach from a holistic viewpoint. An overview of palliative care will be provided and a range of relevant topics will be explored.  Effective communication will be discussed in terms of having conversations with both the patient and with their family.  Verbal and non-verbal communication, active listening and communicating different levels of hope will all be presented. The programme will also outline symptom recognition and assessment as well as strategies for their management. The topics of loss, grief and bereavement, as well as end of life care will be explored in detail. There will be further discussion on the meaning of quality of life in the context of palliative care and strategies for supporting individuals to live as actively as possible will be demonstrated. Suggestions for how to apply the palliative approach in practice when caring for those with life limiting illness will also be provided.
  • Tuesday, 24 October 2017

  • 09:15
    Registration
  • 09:30
    Welcome and Introductions
  • 09:40
    Understanding Palliative Care – Holistic Care Approach, When does Palliative Care Begin, Quality of Life
  • 11:00
    Tea/Coffee
  • 11:15
    Communication – Verbal and Non-Verbal, Active Listening, Hope Giving and Hope Reducing Communication, Levels of Hope
  • 12:15
    Loss, Grief and Bereavement – Types of Losses, Common Grief Reaction, Do’s and Don’ts of Bereavement Support
  • 13:00
    Lunch
  • 13:30
    Symptom Assessment and Treatment – Timely and Effective Management of Symptoms
  • 15:10
    Terminal Phase, End of Life Care
  • 16:00
    Recap and Activity
  • 16:15
    Close
  •   Location: PDC Centre, Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation, Whitworth Building, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7