Formal Family Meetings: A Structured Approach to Communication in Palliative Care 2020
January 1 - December 31€45.00
This is an E-learning course and can be taken at a time convenient to the attendee.
Eligible to attend: Healthcare Professionals
The aim of this education programme is to foster and support sound clinical practice in the participation or holding
of Family Meetings with a patient who has a life limiting illness It is designed to assist the healthcare professional to
gain a deeper understanding of the significance of family, family dynamics and effective communication in difficult
Communication is important in all healthcare settings but is critical at the end of life. Effective interdisciplinary team
working is key and a prerequisite for successful interactions with patients and families. Health professionals often lack
the communication skills or confidence required to work with this patient group in situations that can involve dealing
with challenging emotions and complex clinical situations.
This is 4 hour online e Learning education programme which focuses on seven topics relating to family meetings.
Section 1: Introduction to the e Learning Programme
Section 2: Principles of Communication in Palliative Care
Section 3: Overview – Thinking About Palliative Care and Families
Section 4: Considering Family Meetings – Patient Care Planning
Section 5: Formal Family Meetings – Pre Meeting Review and Discussion
Section 6: Structure of a Formal Family Meeting and the roles of MDT members
Section 7: Post Formal Family Meeting Review and follow up.
4 Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) approved by An Bord Altranais agus Cnáimhseachais na hÉireann (The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland)