Education & CPD

Introduction to Palliative Care


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  •   Date: Wednesday, 07 November 2018
  •   Registration: Wednesday, 07 November 2018 09:45
  •   Start: Wednesday, 07 November 2018 10:00
  •   End: Wednesday, 07 November 2018 16:00
  •   Location: Lecture Room, The Richmond Education and Event Centre, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7


This programme will explore the principles and practice of palliative care and provide nurses with skills and tools to support people in their end of life journey. It will focus on the holistic care of the patient including the physical, psychosocial and philosophical aspects of palliative care. The individual needs of each patient will be explored and the role of the nurse, symptom management and pain management will be explored. Death, last offices and care after death will be discussed. Guidance will be provided on how to communicate effectively with persons with a life-limiting illness in the last days of a person’s life and also with their families, carers and significant others.
  • Wednesday, 07 November 2018

  • 09:45
  • 10:00
    Introduction and Objectives for the Day
  • 10:10
    Palliative Care - Concepts and Philosophy Role of the Nurse
  • 11:15
    Tea / Coffee
  • 11:30
    Pain Management Breakthrough Pain
  • 13:00
  • 13:30
    Symptom Management in the Last Days
  • 14:30
    Death, Last Offices and Bereavement
  • 15:15
    Communicating with Family
  • 15:45
  • 16:00
  •   Location: Lecture Room, The Richmond Education and Event Centre, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7
Reading List

For access to any of the references below, please contact the library. e:, t: 01 6640614

  1. McGee, P. & Johnson, M.R.D, (2014) Developing cultural competence in palliative care, British Journal of Community Nursing, pp.91-93.

  2. Soden, K., Ali, S., Alloway, L., Barclay, D., Barker., S., Bird, L. Hall, L. & Perkins, P., (19(11)) How do nurses in specialist palliative care assess and manage breakthrough cancer pain? A multicentre study, International Journal of Palliative Nursing, pp.528-34.

  3. Uppal, Sharon and Rushton, Claire A, (2014) The challenge of palliative care in heart failure, British Journal of Cardiac Nursing, pp. 90-5.

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