Palliative Care Awareness for HCAs, NAs & Support Workers



To consider the care and support needs of patients and their families during the palliative stage of illness

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the study day participants will be able to:

  • Define the meaning of palliative care
  • Discuss the symptoms and behaviour which may indicate the end stage of a patient's illness
  • Explain essential comfort measures in the last days of life
  • Outline the needs of relatives and staff caring for a patient in the palliative/end stage of illness and into bereavement
  • Discuss the importance of effective communication in palliative care


HCAs, NAs, & support workers working with adult patients who may require palliative care


Lecture & Discussion



Please note you will be informed in advance if there is a direct cost to you or your organisation for your attendance at this programme.

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Label Dates & Times Venue Facilitator Administrator
Monday 4 December 2017
(9.15 - 1.00)
CEC - Belfast Sharon Maginn
Tom Mulligan
Hazel Conn
Tuesday 9 January 2018
(9.15 - 1.00)
CEC - Antrim Nuala McCarron
Sue Patchett
Valerie Lyttle
Wednesday 28 March 2018
(9.15 - 1.00pm)
Omagh Hospital and Primary Care Complex (New Hospital) Sue Patchett
Briege Bradley