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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

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

Medicines Management in Palliative Care 2018

The course is delivered using  7 online learning training modules followed by an interactive education day, delivered by a multidisciplinary team. Participants will have opportunities to apply learning through the use of case studies, problem solving activities and reflective practice.

Course Objectives

  • Gain up-to-date, evidence-based knowledge of how and why medicines are used in pain and symptom management in palliative care.
  • Understand the practical use and indications for a syringe pump in palliative care.
  • Enhance communication skills with patients and colleagues to promote optimum pharmaceutical care of patients at end of life.

Who should attend?

Community pharmacists, hospital pharmacists, residential care pharmacists and other health care professionals with a particular interest in medicines in palliative care.

For full information on each module complete the details here.

By | January 8th, 2018|Categories: Course, Palliative|0 Comments

Certificate in Palliative Care (January)


  • Discuss the philosophy and principles of palliative care
  • Respond appropriately to the needs of the person who is confused in the last days of life.
  • Work effectively and with great sensitivity in relation to the dying person and their significant others in a palliative care setting.
  • Use the range of skills required from a palliative support worker in relation to end of life care.


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By | October 20th, 2017|Categories: Course, Palliative|0 Comments

Graduate Diploma/Certificate/Masters in Palliative Care (with UCD)

By | March 31st, 2017|Categories: Course, Palliative|0 Comments