Special Purpose Award in End of Life Care

Special Purpose Award in End of Life Care

DurationModeLevelApplication toLatest Points
6 daysPart Time8Admissions Office, AIT

This Level 8 special purpose award is designed to enable health professionals to explore end of life issues in a variety of health care settings.

It is intended for registered nurses and health professionals with relevant experience in the health services.

On completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Review and assess evidenced-based literature in relation to end of life care
  • Critically evaluate the principles underlying communication and its impact on planning and providing care for clients with multiple and complex issues at end of life
  • Critically reflect on the strategies related to the holistic assessment of patients and their families integral to their end of life
  • Critically review the appropriateness and effectiveness of care pathways and international assessment tools in relation to end of life care.
  • Critically appraise the process of grief and individual spiritual beliefs on the client and the family faced with bereavement.

The student will be expected to complete a case study of a client with end of life care needs in relation to the student’s clinical environment. This will be presented by the student as an assignment and will be submitted at the end of the module. The case study will consist of reviewing the strengthening of a relationship between a client and the health professional and incorporate some personal reflection.

This course will be delivered over one semester and will require attendance in the institute for 6 days. Lectures will be held on Mondays from 9am-5pm.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Download application form: SPA in End of Life Care




Professional Recognition

Career Opportunities

Additional Information

Closing date for applications

Thursday 26th November 2015 at 5pm

Fee: €550

Class dates: This special purpose award will be delivered over one semester and will require attendance in the institute for six days. Lctures will be held on Monday's from 9am-5pm. 

1st 15th & 29th February, 14th March and 4th & 18th April 2016. 

Further information

For further information contact Marva Fitzpatrick at 090 647 1868 or email to mfitzpatrick@ait.ie

Application forms are available to download from AIT website  www.ait.ie  or from the Admissions Office, tel 090 646 8130/8131 or by email to admissions@ait.ie