Dublin Certificate in Evidence Based Palliative Care Autumn 2023 - Our Lady's Hospice & Care Services

Dublin Certificate in Evidence Based Palliative Care

The aim of the Dublin Certificate in Evidence Based Palliative Care is to provide Doctors, Nurses, Physiotherapists, Dieticians, Social Workers and Occupational therapists with an opportunity to develop their theoretical knowledge in palliative care symptom management. It is an exciting opportunity for healthcare professionals, whether new to specialist palliative care or those working in non-specialist care areas to enhance their confidence. The programme also aims to optimise the quality of life of patients with life-limiting conditions regardless of healthcare setting by improving the skills and knowledge of healthcare professionals in providing a holistic palliative care approach to care.

The course will adopt a blended learning approach over a period of 12 weeks, exploring the principles of palliative care.

Topics from this programme will include:

  • Pain Management
  • Respiratory Symptoms
  • Gastrointestinal Symptoms
  • Non-Malignant Conditions
  • Palliative Care Emergencies
  • Communication
  • Ethical Issues
  • Palliative Care at End of Life

Various Continuing Professional Development / Accreditation TBC

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Course Timetable

35 CEUs from NMBI; RCPI CPD Points TBC
Tuesday 12 September 2023 and every Tuesday thereafter for a total of 12 weeks until Tuesday 5 December 2023
This will be a blended learning course with online and in person classes (Education & Research Centre, Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services, Dublin)
Further Info:

Students will be required to be present onsite on Tuesday September 12th, Tuesday October 10th and Tuesday December 5th (Assessment day)


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