Fundamental Aspects of Palliative Care

Fundamental Apects of Palliative Care

(Continuing Education Programme)

Course Duration

2 days

2019 Dates

Programme 1: 10th & 17th October

Programme 2: 11th & 12th December

2020 Dates

Programme 3: 5th & 12th February

Programme 4: 22nd & 29th April

Programme 5: 8th & 9th June


Marymount University Hospital & Hospice



Course Description

The aim of the programme is to enhance the knowledge, attitudes and skills of registered nurses and allied healthcare professionals on the fundamental aspects of palliative care and to explore their application to clinical practice to augment the quality of life for patients requiring palliative care and their families.

The programme topics include the philosophy and principles of palliative care; national developments in palliative care; the holistic palliative care approach; pain assessment and management; the assessment and management of the most common symtoms experienced by palliative care patients; therapeutic communication; palliative care emergencies; the use of the T34 syringe pump in the management of symtoms in palliative care.

The course content will be delivered by the education department and members of the multidisciplinary palliative care team using a variety of teaching strategies.

Target Audience

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


Certificate of attendance.

This programme also has 14 continuing education units from An Bord Altranais agus Cnáimhseachais na hÉireann (NMBI).

Entry Requirements

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

 Course Fee

€200 which includes a Certificate of Attendance Please click here for the application form

Course Material

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Application Form

Course Application Form


For further information please contact;                                                                  

Education Administrator | Marymount University Hospital & Hospice Tel: 021 4501201 | Email: |