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Toolkit for Compassionate End-of-Life Care

An image with the front cover of a resource from Irish Hospice Foundation called "Toolkit for Compassionate End-of-Life Care."

Irish Hospice Foundation created the Toolkit for Compassionate End-of-Life Care to provide healthcare workers with information, guidance, language and resources that will support them in caring for those who are dying and their family and friends.

We believe that end-of-life care is everyone’s business, and we hope that all healthcare workers, regardless of setting, will find value in this toolkit appropriate to their role.

Developed in consultation with healthcare staff in acute hospitals, residential care and nursing home sectors, and those working in bereavement support and education, the Toolkit for Compassionate End-of-Life Care includes resources and guidance on the following subjects:

  • Communicating bad news
  • End-of-life care planning and preparation
  • Care of the dying person
  • Care after death
  • Supporting the bereaved
  • Self-care for staff