The aim of this virtual course is to provide Registered Nurses with an understanding of palliative care principles and their application to practice. It allows participants to improve their knowledge and skills in the provision of palliative care in intellectual disabilities through reflection and discussion.
This is a collaborative programme examining the philosophy and principles of palliative care and intellectual disability care. The programme focuses not only on the physical alleviation of symptoms but also addresses the psychosocial, spiritual and emotional needs of individuals. This programme is designed to assist in practice and aid nurses in developing professionally in this area.
On completing this study day participants will:
- Gain an insight into the philosophy and principles of palliative care and care of people with intellectual disabilities and how these approaches may be integrated to provide optimal care for the person
- Identify the skills required by nurses when adopting a palliative care approach
- Gain knowledge of person centred care.
- Gain knowledge of symptom control and the last 24/48 hours of life
- Recognise and discuss good communication and breaking bad news
- Gain an overview of syringe drivers
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) sought from An Bord Altranais Cnáimhseachais na hÉireann (The Nurse and Midwifery Board of Ireland)