Holistic Approach to Palliative Care

Holistic Approach to Palliative Care

Course Duration

4 days

Programme Dates 2019

Programme 1: 20th & 27th February & 6th & 13th March

Programme 2: 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th June


Marymount University Hospital & Hospice

Kerry General Hospital

Waterford General Hospital



Course Description

The aim of the programme is to develop the learner’s palliative care knowledge, attitude and skills thus enabling participants to apply the principles of palliative care in their clinical practice so as to improve the quality of life of palliative care patients and their families. This programme is divided into four themes, each theme will cover essential aspects of palliative care:

  • Introduction to a Holistic Approach to Palliative Care
  • Pain and Symptom Management in Palliative Care
  • Specialist Palliative Care Services
  • Palliative Care Skills

The programme topics include the philosophy of palliative care, sociological and psychological approaches to palliative care, spiritual issues in palliative care, pain and symptom assessment and management, syringe driver workshop, a multidisciplinary team approach in palliative care, ethics, therapeutic communication and specialist palliative care services. The course content will be delivered by the education department and multidisciplinary palliative care teams using a variety of teaching strategies.

Target Audience

Registered nurses, doctors and allied health care professionals working in all health care settings


Certificate of attendance.

This programme also has 24.5 continuing education units from An Bord Altranais agus Cnáimhseachais na hÉireann (NMBI).

Entry Requirements

  • Current registration is with the appropriate professional healthcare registration body in Ireland
  • Experience in a relevant health care discipline, working with patient requiring a palliative care approach

 Course Fee

€325 which includes a Certificate of Attendance Please click here for the application form

Course Material

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Application Form

Course Application Form

 Course Brochure


For further information please contact;                                                                  

Michelle Cullen | Education Administrator |  Tel: 021 4501201 | Email: education@marymount.ie |