Education & Research at ADPM

Education, research and training form the bedrock of quality services for patients and their families. Courses, seminars and workshops are provided in our dedicated education facility and research is carried out across the organisation and is essential to ensure that we provide the best care possible.

Our Academic Department of Palliative Medicine (ADPM) has close links to Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and University College Dublin (UCD) and includes personnel with shared appointments. Our research themes include symptom control, oral problems, sleep/circadian rhythm disorders, remote monitoring, prognostication, and end-of-life care.

We support the education and clinical placement of undergraduate medicine, nursing and health and social care professional students from both UCD and TCD. We also offer a number of specialist programmes in partnership with UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems.

Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services (OLH&CS) provides support for the continuing education of staff. Education and training for both personal and professional development of staff is continually adapting and responding, so that staff are supported and provided with an opportunity to continue to develop the skills and knowledge required to provide care that is safe, evidence based and responsive. Recently, we established a training partnership with Tallaght Training Centre to deliver QQI programmes directed at both clinical and non-clinical attendees.

Our Education, training and research centre includes a 148-seater lecture theatre and a variety of classroom on the Harold’s Cross campus with state-of-the-art technology to deliver content online.

The Education & Research Centre also offers a Library and Information Service. This specialised resource provides an up-to-date collection of books, journals, electronic resources, reports and multimedia materials. The Library and Information Service is available to all staff, students on clinical placement and volunteers of Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services. Please contact the librarian in advance to make an appointment by emailing Fiona Lawler on

Upcoming courses & events

At OLH&CS, we are committed to the on-going and continuous professional development of our staff and those working in healthcare and provide a number of on-site and virtual courses, events and seminars.


At Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services, we are committed to promoting evidence-based care and practice throughout the organisation and work to create a strong research culture. This necessitates on-going research into both current interventions and models of care, as well as novel interventions and models of care.

Contact us

If you have any queries on any of our courses please do not hesitate to contact us at the email or number below.