Managing Older Peoples’ Pain using a Palliative Care Approach

Duration: 2 hours

Cost: €25

Target Audience: Health Care Professionals involved in the care of older people

This e-learning programme provides an introduction to the delivery of holistic and evidence based pain assessment and management in the older person, using a palliative care approach.

The course has interactive content throughout and is composed of three sections:

1. Palliative Care and the Older Person

2. Assessment of Pain in an Older Person

3. Management of Pain in an Older Person

The programme will provide participants with opportunities to:

  • Describe the holistic principles and practice of palliative care for older people
  • Classify the different types of pain
  • Determine how to optimally assess pain in older people
  • Describe evidenced-based analgesia options for managing pain safely in older people

There is a €25 fee for taking this course, which you can pay using your credit or debit card via the PayPal option once you have registered for the course. You do not need to have a PayPal account to use this facility, simply choose the “Don’t have a PayPal account” option.

If you wish to pay via cheque or require an invoice, please contact the Education & Research Centre at Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services at or call 01 4068810.

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Psychosocial Care for People with Motor Neurone Disease

Duration:  1 hour 20 minutes plus (20 minutes per module)

Cost: Free

Target Audience: Healthcare professionals and people providing care for people with MND

Accreditation: The programme has been awarded 4 CEUs from An Bord Altranais and it is accredited by IASW. Applications are currently pending with other bodies

Psychosocial care is care that is concerned with the psychological and emotional well-being of the person with MND. Everyone associated with the care of people with MND can offer psychosocial care. This resource explores the psychosocial challenges and approaches that can be used to address them. This resource explores the following questions:

  • What is MND, how does it progress and is there a support network for healthcare professionals?
  • What are healthcare professionals’ experiences of providing care for people with MND? What are the care experiences of people with MND like and what are their preferences for care?
  • What are the communication challenges when providing care for people with MND? What approaches can support people with MND and healthcare professionals in providing care?
  • What are the psychological challenges for people with MND? As a healthcare professional what approaches can support the person with MND?

This online course has been developed by healthcare professionals in Our Lady’s Hospice Care & Services, MND Centre Beaumont Hospital and Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association. The Irish Hospice Foundation financed the course development and AIIHPC supported ELearning development.

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