What Matters to Me

End-of-life care and communication in older person’s care

What Matters to Me is a one-day workshop designed for staff working in community hospitals or long-term care settings.  The course is similar to the one-day Final Journeys course, with some adaptation to reflect the longer-term nature of staff-patient/resident relationships within community hospitals or long-term care settings.


Who is the Workshop for?

The course  aims to;

  • Improve end-of-life care in nursing homes, long-stay hospitals and older people’s residential care settings by enhancing communication skills so staff at all levels are better able to engage in discussions with  residents about what is really important to them

It is suitable for all staff providing care to residents in nursing homes and long term residential care homes. It is suitable for all staff and for interdisciplinary groups.

Topics covered

  • Seeing things from a resident’s perspective – what matters most to each individual.
  • Exploration of what is involved in good end-of-life care
  • Communication with residents about future wishes and end-of-life care
  • Communication with family members about end-of-life care
  • How to support residents when they are dying

Course Details

Type: Interactive presentation

Contact hours: 6.5 hours – full day workshop

Maximum attendees: 16

Cost: €800 plus standard IHF travel expenses (70c per mile plus cost of an overnight stay if required).


What Matters to Me 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.  


To find out more or to discuss a staff development workshop for your healthcare site email training@hospicefoundation.ie or phone 01-6793188 or fill in the form below.

End of Life Workshop Booking and Enquiry

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