Staff Development Workshops

One of the Four Standards for End of Life Care in Hospitals requires that ‘Staff are supported through training and development to ensure they are competent and compassionate in carrying out their roles in end-of-life care’.  In response to the needs of staff the a number of   staff development programmes have been developed.
Final Journeys workshop poster

Please click on image to find out more about Final Journeys.

Final Journey’s is for all healthcare staff and is especially suitable for staff in acute hospital settings.  Over 3,000 healthcare staff from across Ireland and Northern Ireland have completed the Final Journeys workshop. A 2011 independent evaluation of the workshop showed high satisfaction levels with over 99% (of 625 people surveyed) saying the course was very good or excellent, and over 92% saying that it had an impact on their ability to communicate with patients and families at end-of-life.  It is a highly interactive course drawing on the experience and stories of participants using discussion, DVDs and opportunities to share examples of good practice. Final Journeys is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland and has Category 1 approval (7 NMBI CEUs) and by the Irish Association of Social Workers. Please check the relevant professional association/regulatory body website for updated details of points/credits.
Delievering Bad News

Please click on image to find out more about Delivering Bad News

This workshop is suitable for all healthcare staff who have a role in breaking bad news or supporting patients after bad news, including Doctors. It has been found especially useful by multidisciplinary teams working in areas where delivery of bad news is frequent. Participants have included; Emergency Department teams, Renal teams, Orthopaedic teams, Maternity teams and Neurology teams.  It is an interactive course using discussion, group sessions and opportunities to practice breaking bad news. Delivering Bad News is accredited by the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland (Category 1 approval – 5 NMBI CEUs). The IHF is also offering the course through the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI) which also accredits the programme – participants are awarded 4 CPD points by RCPI.
To find out more about our  staff development workshops please  click here
Back to the Top