Certificate Special Purpose Award Certificate in End of Life Care

Course Overview

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Why take this course?

The aim of the Module is to enable health professionals to explore some End of Life issues for clients in a variety of health care settings.

  • 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 End of Life bereavement.

What will I experience?

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 special purpose award will be delivered over one semester and will require attendance in the Institute for 6 days – lectures will be held on alternative Mondays

from 9.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.

Additional Information

Delivered over 6 one day visits to Athlone IT

For Further information and application form please contact:

Ms Carolinse McLoughlin Phone 0906468131 or


Course Details

Course Fees:
on Application
Course Commencement Date:

September 2017.

1 Semester

Course Award:
Course NFQ Level:
Level 8
Dept of Nursing & Healthcare, Dept of Lifelong Learning
Minimum Entry Requirements:

Up-to-date registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland.

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