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Staff Development DVDs

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Hard to Say 

This training DVD provides valuable and practical scenarios for discussion and reflection on communicating news that staff can find ‘hard to say’ and includes scenarios addressing: 

Sudden Deaths in A&E      
International staff
Going on dialysis                
A busy clinic
Pregnancy ultrasound scan

Journeys to the End of Life This DVD aims to promote greater integration of services related to end-of-life care. It focuses on the profound as well as the practical issues which need to be addressed. The DVD is divided into sections each of which can be used as a stand-alone resources:Negotiating the System
The Dying Phase
Care After Death
Home to Hospital
Advance Care Planning
The Importance of Ceremony
A Wish A five minute animation on Hospice Friendly Hospitals
Primarily aimed at healthcare staff, this animation explores the important role all staff play in providing end-of-life care


Video Clips

Actor & HFH patron Gabriel Byrne speaks about the importance of good communication

‘Ask Me What I Want’. Communicating well at the end of life

‘When That Tree Falls’. Poet & Nobel  Laureate, Seamus Heaney reads from the sonnet he wrote after his mother died

Actor & HFH patron Gabriel Byrne speaks about what matters most at the end of life


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Audit & Review of End-of-Life Care

‘AN OPPORTUNITY TO PRESS THE PAUSE BUTTON’ In 2008 the Hospice Friendly Hospitals Programme commissioned the National Audit of End-of-Life Care in Hospitals in Ireland, the first of its kind in the EU. The report was published in 2010 and can be downloaded here. Data was collected on a sample of 1,000 patients who died in acute and community […] Read more >

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