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Scholarship in End-of-Life Healthcare Ethics



An MSc in End-of-Life Healthcare Ethics has been developed at UCC as a multi-disciplinary programme offered on a part time basis.  The MSc links to ‘An Ethical Framework for End-of-Life Care’, and associated study guides launched in October 2010 by the Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF).  Commissioned through the Hospice Friendly Hospitals programme (www.hospicefriendlyhospitals.net), the project was developed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery and the Faculty of Law, UCC and by the Faculty of Nursing and the Department of General Practice in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI).  The course is designed such that students may exit the programme with a Postgraduate Certificate (30 credits) or a Postgraduate Diploma (60 credits) in End-of-Life Healthcare Ethics or participants may decide to complete a dissertation for the award of MSc End-of-Life Healthcare Ethics (total of 90 credits).


Scholarship in End-of-Life Healthcare Ethics:

The Irish Hospice Foundation is pleased to offer a Scholarship in End-of-Life Healthcare Ethics to cover the MSc course fees for the successful candidate over two years.



The scholarship is open to prospective students who have applied for the MSc course. Applicants are anticipated from a range of disciplines, professions and backgrounds.  These may include nursing, medicine, social work, as well as solicitors, health service managers and interested members of the public.   



The scholarship application is separate from your course application. Apply in writing (no more than 1,000 words) stating your name, work role, and reasons for enrolling on the MSc.  In your application please include i) how you would expect this programme to impact on people, patients, or clients you are in contact with and ii) how you may use the course to educate or inform others in your work organisation.   Send your application directly to the course co-ordinator, Dr. Joan McCarthy, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland.



The IHF, together with course organisers will select the awardees based on the written information provided.


Closing Date: May 17th 2013


For further information on the MSc End-of-Life Healthcare Ethics, contact:

Dr. Joan McCarthy, School of Nursing and Midwifery, UCC

Email: j.mccarthy@ucc.ie, Tel: +353 21 4901452.


For further information on the scholarship contact: Orla Keegan, Irish Hospice Foundation,  32 Nassau Street, D2.  01 6793188 orla.keegan@hospicefoundation.ie

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