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.
The framework provides for core competence in palliative care and details individual competence for each human and social care discipline. The core areas include;
- Optimising quality of life
- Principles of palliative care
- Care planning
- grief and bereavement
- professional and ethical practice
The framework provides a clear evidence-based and effective palliative care for generalist and specialist practitioners irrespective of place and practice.
Palliative and Bereavement Care Courses Database
Professionals interested in accessing further education in palliative and end-of-life care can search the database for listings of courses around the country.