Education & CPD

End of Life Thematic Inspections


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  •   Date: Wednesday, 06 November 2019
  •   Registration: Wednesday, 06 November 2019 09:15
  •   Start: Wednesday, 06 November 2019 09:30
  •   End: Wednesday, 06 November 2019 16:00
  •   Location: The Richmond Education and Event Centre, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7


This programme outlines the legal and professional requirements for end of life care in designated centres and identifies how to apply this to practice, so as to provide effective, evidence-based care to residents. Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) standards, regulations and guidance will be used to prepare participants for thematic inspections. Participants will be shown how nursing assessments and care planning must take into account national policy initiatives that focus on the concept of advanced care planning for end of life care, so as to enable residents to live well throughout their end of life journey.
  • Wednesday, 06 November 2019

  • 09:15
  • 09:30
    The Legal and Professional Framework for End of Life Care in Designated Centres: • National Policy for a Palliative Approach • National Standards and Regulations • An Bord Altranais (2009) Guidance • National Consent Policy
  • 11:00
    Tea / Coffee
  • 11:15
    Assessment and Care Planning for End of Life
  • 13:00
  • 13:45
    Caring for Residents in the Last Days of Life / End of Life Assessment Domains Care After Death
  • 15:00
    Caring for the Family Throughout the Resident’s End of Life Journey
  • 15:45
    Video: A Wish (Irish Hospice Foundation)
  • 16:00
    Questions, Evaluation and Close
  •   Location: 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. National Council on Ageing and Older People, (2008) End of life care for older people in acute and long stay care settings ,Ireland.

  2. Health Information and Quality Authority, (2013) End of life care requirements ,Ireland, HIQA.

  3. Cahill, S. Doran, D. and Watson, M., (2010) End of life care standards for people with dementia,Dublin, Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland (CARDI).

  4. Department of Health (UK), (2008) End of life care strategy; Promoting high quality care for all adults at end of life ,United Kingdom.

  5. Health Information and Quality Authority, (2013) Judgement framework for designated centres for older people thematic inspections; End of life care and Food and nutrition ,Ireland, HIQA.

  6. Health Information and Quality Authority, (2013) Provider self assessment questionnaire on end of life care ,Ireland, HIQA.

  7. Cahill, S., Doran, D. and Watson, M., (2012) Guidelines for nursing homes delivering end-of-life care to residents with dementia across the island of Ireland, Quality in Ageing and Older Adults, pp.60-71.

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