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Health Care Assistant Training Course 2018-19

Our course begins with a 4 day ‘block week. Then the programme runs just one day a week – almost every Thursday until March. There are also practical work days that must be completed in a clinical environment. These can be done on the wards of Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services.

When you study as part of our QQI Healthcare assistant class, you will receive:

  • All 8 modules with expert staff and teachers of Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services.
  • Full course outline can be found here
  • Guaranteed work placement on the wards of Our Lady’s Hospice
  • All required training for work placements; manual handling etc
  • Access to state of the art learning centre; full library, WiFi, printing, study room.
  • Free parking and on-site restaurant
By | June 12th, 2018|Categories: Course, Gerontology, Palliative|0 Comments

Palliative Care Symptom Management Workshop Series Day 2 – Gastrointestinal

Day 2 – Gastro Intestinal Symptom Management

Title Speaker
GIT symptoms-physiology/pathology Dr Laura Mulqueen
Managing nausea and vomiting Dr Laura Mulqueen
Managing constipation Steven McDermott
Pharmaceutical input of GIT symptoms Eimear O Dwyer-Pharmacist
Case scenarios followed by discussion and questions

 

By | June 11th, 2018|Categories: Course, Palliative|0 Comments

Cecily Saunders Lecture 2018

The Speaker

Rabbi Baroness Julia Neuberger DBE, is an author, broadcaster and the second woman rabbi in the UK. Baroness Neuberger chaired Camden & Islington Community Health Services Trust and was CEO of the King’s Fund. She is a cross bench Peer, a Trustee of the Van Leer Group Foundation, and Chairman of the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute. She is a founding Trustee of the Walter and Liesel Schwab Charitable Trust, set up in memory of her parents, a Trustee of Full Fact and of the Rayne Foundation and recently appointed Vice Chair of the Mental Health Act Independent Review. Baroness Neuberger also chaired the Review of the Liverpool Care Pathway for Dying Patients, published in July 2013.

By | June 10th, 2018|Categories: Course, Palliative|0 Comments

Effective Mindful Communication

Life isn’t always, or even often, easy. And yet, when it’s lived authentically, being true to who we really are, rather than simply adapting to what we think others want, then it’s a thrill. It’s my passion to share that joyful possibility with you in a safe space and have fun while we do it!

On this course you will:

  • Explore effective communication and the barriers to it
  • Learn practices for self-care through compassionate listening
  • Learn what you are and aren’t responsible for in communication.
  • Practice awareness of your own and others’ vulnerability
  • Learn techniques that help you de-stress and cope with daily life
  • Learn how to use what you already have, to get what you want.
  • Have fun!

Nuala McKeever is a television writer and performer, based in Belfast. With twenty five years’ experience of creating characters and entertaining audiences, she has developed highly acclaimed workshops in Communication. After the sudden death of her partner in 2013, Nuala discovered the benefits of mindful meditation. She regularly delivers sessions on self-compassion, with humour, to people in the private, public and voluntary sectors.

By | June 9th, 2018|Categories: Course, Spirituality|0 Comments

Essentials in Dementia Care Training

On completion of this course you will be in position to;

  • Recognise the anatomy and physiology of the brain.
  • Name the main types of dementia.
  • Describe person-centred care and appreciate how the care environment, carer attitudes and behaviours influence the person with dementia.
  • Understand the need to focus on the retained abilities of the person with dementia.Identify interventions, which enhance the quality of life and the quality of care for people with dementia.
  • Understand the different types of communication and the role of communication in addressing behaviour that is challenging to staff.

 

This intensive training will also help you, and your organisation, to prepare for the HIQA thematic inspection on Dementia Care.

For full information complete the details below.

By | June 6th, 2018|Categories: Course, Dementia|0 Comments

Dementia Care Activities

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this programme participants will be able to:

  • Recognise the anatomy and physiology of the brain.
  • Name the main types of dementia.
  • Describe person centred care and appreciate how the care environment, carer
    attitudes and behaviours influence the person with dementia.
  • Understand the need to focus on the retained abilities of the person with dementia.
  • Identify interventions, which enhance the quality of life and the quality of care for
    people with dementia.
  • Understand the different types of communication and the role of communication in
    addressing behaviour that is challenging to staff.
  • Appreciate the benefits of providing activities for people with dementia.
  • Understand the need for adaptation of approach for this client group.
  • Give consideration to safety issues.
  • Assess, facilitate and evaluate involvement in activity programme.
  • Appreciate the role of documentation in this process.
  • Plan programmes for residents taking into account their individual ability.

The intensive training will also help you and your organisation to prepare for the HIQA thematic inspection on Dementia Care.

For further information please enter your details below

By | June 5th, 2018|Categories: Course, Dementia|0 Comments

Palliative Care Symptom Management Workshop Series Day 4 – Miscellaneous Symptoms and Issues

Day 4 – Miscellaneous Symptoms and Issues to Manage in Palliative Care

Title Speaker
Breathlessness Julie Goss
Palliative Care Emergencies (Spinal Cord Compression,

Haemorrhage, SVC obstruction)

Steven McDermott
Ethical issues Prof. Joan Cunningham

Discussions and questions on the above topics to follow

By | June 4th, 2018|Categories: Course, Palliative|0 Comments

Sacred Art of Living & Dying: Transforming Spiritual Pain 2018

Personal and / or Professional Spiritual Development

Transforming Spiritual Pain is one of the four units of The Sacred Art of Living and Dying. This world renowned programme has been running at Our Lady’s Hospice since 2008 and consists of four stand-alone units.

Each unit comprises of a two-day workshop followed by five small study group sessions, called Circles of Trust.  These two-hour monthly meetings are held in various locations around Ireland and designed to maximize integration of learning into daily practice.  Programmes are a creative blend of instruction, hands-on experience, multimedia presentation, personal reflection and creative rituals from the world’s great wisdom traditions.

The programme will enable participants to:

  • Explore the nature and inter-relationship of human health and suffering and the universal aspects of meaning, forgiveness, hope & relationship.
  • Live with enhanced purpose and meaning through all the stages and transitions of living and dying and accompany others to do so.
  • Connect or reconnect the ‘soul and role’ in their lives.

Various Continuing Professional Development / Accreditation

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By | June 3rd, 2018|Categories: Course, Spirituality|0 Comments