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Education & Training

Education is central to the our vision that no-one should face death or bereavement without appropriate care and support.

Access to education and training for professionals and volunteer’s promotes this care and support.

Our education programmes are available at introductory, intermediate and advanced levels according to participants’ needs. We provide a broad range of education options from workplace training for professionals and workshops up to Msc level. We also fund education developments and work with external partners on the promotion of education in bereavement, palliative and end-of-life care.

Our education options cover;

  • Educating & Training hospital & healthcare staff
  • Postgraduate Education
  • Elearning
  • Professional  Workshops
  • Education Funding and Grants
  • Palliative and Bereavement Care courses database

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About IHF Training

IHF Training The Irish Hospice Foundation delivers high-quality, evidenced-based training on end-of-life care and bereavement. End-of-life Training Our End-of-Life Care training workshops include Final Journeys Delivering Bad News What Matters to Me View our full range of end-of-life training options >>> Bereavement Workshops and Training Our Bereavement training workshops include: Grief at Work View our […] Read more >

Postgraduate Courses

Bereavement Education Courses We currently offer two part time postgraduate courses in Bereavement and Loss. Our courses are delivered in partnership with the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RCSI) and aimed at professionals whose work brings them into contact with bereavement and loss. Msc Bereavement Studies The  Msc in partnership with the Institute of Leadership and […] Read more >

End-of-Life Care Training

Training for hospital, residential care and general settings Our end-of-life care training workshops and programmes are relevant to staff in acute hospitals, nursing and residential care centres and general settings. Hospice principles of respect, relationship and person-centredness are a core feature of all of these workshops. Training workshops for Hospitals Delivering/Breaking Bad News  Facilitating Delivering […] Read more >

Bereavement Training and Education

Understanding grief is a core competence for all those working in health professions. To this end, the Irish Hospice Foundation offers bereavement education and training at multiple levels. Training ranges from introductory e-learning (for all), to workshops on specific topics for people whose work or volunteering brings them into regular contact with bereaved people. In addition, postgraduate […] Read more >

National Education Resources

Palliative Care Competence Framework The Health Service Executive (HSE), All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care (AIIHPC), the Irish Association for Palliative Care (IAPC) and the Irish Hospice Foundation developed this framework in 2013/14. Core Competence The framework provides for core competence in palliative care and details individual competence for each human and social […] Read more >

E-Learning and Resources

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Education Funding

2017 Update Our education grants are suspended for 2017.   Please revisit for an updated scheme in 2018. Other sources of funding for education and training There are a number of  sources of funding for education and training in Ireland. Anyone currently employed and interested in pursuing a course is advised to talk with their employer […] Read more >

Video Wall

Videos on bereavement, palliative and end-of-life care We've compiled selected short videos addressing a range of issues in palliative care and bereavement. These videos can be used for further information about aspects of bereavement, palliative and end-of-life care or to get insight into some of the programmes we run.   Read more >

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