Introductory Workshop on End-of-Life Care in Residential Homes Virtual 21st May 2021
Eligible to attend:
Registered Nurses and Care Assistants, Household staff
Time: 09:00 – 13:00
The aim of this 4 hour virtual course is to introduce the concepts of palliative care to all staff working in a residential care setting, informing their delivery of the palliative care approach. It develops participants’ understanding of their responsibilities in relation to Standard 16 “End of Life Care”, National Quality Standards for Residential Care Settings for Older People in Ireland. This course also introduces the importance of using both verbal and non-verbal communication skills, when talking about death and dying with residents and their families.
Who is the workshop open to?
The programme is open to all staff working in a long stay / residential care setting – nursing, health care assistants, household staff, etc. We advise those who have had bereavements within the past 12 months to discuss attendance with their line manager. We also require participants to complete a pre-course worksheet as part of preparation for the workshop.
6.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) approved by An Bord Altranais Cnáimhseachais Na hÉireann (The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland)