Our end-of-life care training workshops and programmes are relevant to staff in acute hospitals, nursing and residential care centres and general settings. Hospice principles of respect, relationship and person-centredness are a core feature of all of these workshops.
Caru is a continuous learning programme developed by Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF), in partnership with All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care (AIIHPC), and the HSE.
Our aim is to support and empower nursing homes and their staff in the delivery of palliative, end of life, and bereavement care, leading in turn to enhanced quality of life for residents, a good death, easing the bereavement process for their families. Shaped by a spirit of compassion for people in their care, it is underpinned by expertise, experience and research, to support and empower nursing homes.
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Our Head of Public Engagement Valerie Smith travels countrywide to deliver customised education sessions on Think Ahead Planning Packs and Advance Care Planning to healthcare staff, community groups and the general public.
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Final Journeys is a one-day training workshop that aims to improve the delivery of end-of-life care amongst all hospital staff. It focusses on enhancing the communications skills of participants to enable them to be more competent delivering end-of-life care and supporting patients who are dying, and their families.
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