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Palliative and End-Of-Life Care: Education & Training Courses

Collection of information sources and resources on Palliative and End-of-Life Care

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Irish Hospice Foundation offers end-of-life care training workshops and programmes are relevant to staff in acute hospitals, nursing, and residential care centres and general settings. Hospice principles of respect, relationship and person-centredness are a core feature of all of these workshops.

Read more at IHF's Healthcare Hub 

Final Journeys
Final Journeys is a one-day training workshop that aims to improve the delivery of end-of-life care amongst all hospital staff. It focuses on enhancing the communications skills of participants to enable them to be more competent in delivering end-of-life care and supporting patients who are dying, and their families. Read more >>

Culture & Communication on End of Life
Culture & Communication on End of life is a one-day workshop designed for staff working in community hospitals, nursing homes or long-term care settings. It aims to improve end-of-life care by enhancing communication skills so staff, at all levels, are better able to engage in discussions with residents about what is really important to them. Read more >>

CEOL (Compassionate End of Life)
CEOL is our quality improvement programme for nursing homes and residential care centres (RCCs) in Ireland. Providing compassionate care for residents approaching the end of their life is a fundamental component of person-centered care. CEOL enables staff to continuously review, reflect and improve the end-of-life care they provide for residents, their families, and the staff themselves. Read more >>

International Training & Conferences

European Association of Palliative Care (EAPC)

Education updates and details of upcoming training programmes 


St Christopher's Hospice - Training & Education 

St Christopher's Hospice London's education and training department who run regular education, training and workshop programmes.  


Upcoming Conferences 

IAPC conference & events listing  

Training and courses in Ireland


Irish Hospice Foundation End-of-life Care Training

Training for healthcare staff working with people facing end-of-life and their families. These one and two day training sessions cover topics like; Communication, care planning for patients facing end-of-life and working with families        

IHF Palliative Care Programmes

 Palliative & Bereavement Courses Database 

Qualifax database of courses in palliative care, end-of-life and bereavement. The database includes one and two day training as well as courses up to level 9.  

Irish Hospice Foundation Postgraduate courses 

Details of the Msc Bereavement Studies and Postgraduate Diploma in Children & Loss run by the Irish Hospice Foundation and accredited by RCSI. Applications are now invited 

 Our Lady's Hospice - Education, Training & events 

OLH education department offer a range of courses for healthcare professionals working with palliative patients.  

St Francis Hospice  Education 

St Francis offer workshops, short courses and training. They also run an Msc in Palliative care in partnership with TCD  

HSE, Education, Training & CPD Links 

Links to education and training sources and supports for HSE staff   

HSE Intercultural Care Guide

Detailed guide to aid practice. Features sections on care of the dying    

Online training & e-Learning sites

Dying2Learn CareSearch MOOC 


MOOC from CareSearch Australia designed to encourage participants to examine the way death and dying is changing in the 21st century. It looks at the language of death and dying, learning from the dying and the impact of increasingly digital lives on dying and bereavement.      

Future Learn - Health & Psychology Courses

Register for details of upcoming free online open courseware programmes 


Search online courses from US universities and colleges including Harvard, MIT and Berkeley 

HSELand E-Learning

E-learning portal for HSE staff, username and password required for access.  

Irish Hospice Foundation e-learning courses 

IHF e-learning programme offers two courses addressing grief and loss   

Center to Advance Palliative Care - Webinars 

Webinars on palliative symptom management and delivering palliative services. Must become a member to access webinars.     

Stanford End-of-life care curriculum 

Online modules developed by Stanford Medical School for training in End-of-Life care. The eight modules cover; pain management, communication in End-of-life care,  decision making, systems of care, psychosocial issues & implementing change. 

(ADEC) Association for Death Education and Counseling

US based member organisation for hospice, end-of-life and bereavement practitioners. They offer webinars addressing key areas on death and dying. Irish Hospice Foundation library members have access to webinars via IHF library.        


Learning modules developed by oncology professionals to assist in development of communication skills in areas like breaking bad news and discussion advance care plans.     


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