CEOL compassionate end of life

What is the CEOL Programme?

CEOL (Compassionate End of Life) is our quality improvement programme for nursing homes and residential care centres (RCCs). We believe quality end-of-life care should be built around the needs of the individual and being supported to live well until you die.

CEOL is made up of a series of workshops, regional network events, materials and ongoing supports that guides a multidisciplinary staff to develop the key skills to deliver end-of-life care. Our CEOL framework enables staff to continuously review, reflect on and improve this type care for residents, their families and the staff themselves.

CEOL has been developed for public, private and voluntary residential care settings.

How does CEOL work?

Key components of the programme are:

CEOL Groups

The establishment of a group in each nursing home/RCC is central to the programme. All sectors of staff are represented including: management, nurses, household, catering, administration, healthcare attendants, allied health professional, chaplaincy etc. Initial training is delivered onsite by IHF through two and a half days workshops. Further training is provided by IHF through regional network meetings along with ongoing support from the IHF’s regional CEOL Development Coordinators.

CEOL Reviews

Within a month of the death of a resident, the staff gather to remember her/him and reflect on and review their end-of-life care.

CEOL Questionnaire
Bereaved relatives, family and friends are also invited to give their feedback via a postal questionnaire.

CEOL Networks
Due to continuing COVID-19 restrictions, our CEOL Network meetings our now online for 2021.

CEOL Virtual Network Meetings 2021

These are one and a half hour webinars delivered through Zoom for all staff in nursing homes to provide professional and personal development through shared learning and to support:

  • staff in nursing homes to deliver end-of-life care. 
  • clinical skills development and practice of end-of-life care. 
  • development of relationships with specialist palliative care and community services. 
  • staff health and wellbeing. 

Key dates

(All Virtual Network Meetings run from 2.30-4pm)

Wednesday 27 January 2021

NMBI accredited with 1.5 CEU’s

Our speakers are: 

  1. Una Molloy (Community Palliative Care Nurse, St. Francis Hospice) presenting on the Care of the dying person / dying process
  2. Dominic Campbell – (Arts & Cultural Engagement Officer, Irish Hospice Foundation) speaking about our new Arts Seed Grant Scheme
  3. Teresa McElhinney (Senior Health Promotion Officer, HSE Health & Wellbeing) presenting on Self-care and wellbeing. 

To register: please click here.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Wednesday 24 February

Wednesday 24 March

Wednesday 28 April

Wednesday 26 May

Wednesday 16 June

Wednesday 14 July

Watch a review of the CEOL programme

The video below created by Irish Hospice Foundation explains how the CEOL programme works:

Download the CEOL brochure below.

For more information, please contact:
Our CEOL Team at Irish Hospice Foundation
T: 01 679 3188 E: ceol@hospicefoundation.ie

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