Palliative Care Nursing (6 Days)



The aim of the course is to enable the participant to develop a broad knowledge base in the care of people who require palliative care.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course the participant will be able to:

  • Develop an understanding of the scientific basis for the management of patients requiring palliative care
  • Discuss the therapeutic interventions in the management of pain and the relief of other symptoms for patients with cancer and non-cancer related conditions requiring palliative care
  • Examine the professional, legal and ethical issues that are relevant to the management of patients requiring palliative care
  • Discuss a range of current research that is pertinent to the practice of nursing in this specialist field
  • Discuss how the principles of palliative care may be applied to patient assessment and the planning, implementation and evaluation of appropriate care and management
  • Reflect on the use of therapeutic communication skills in the care of the patient and their family
  • Appreciate the significance of the psychological, social, spiritual and sexual aspects of care for the patient and their family
  • Reflect on the processes of learning and teaching and how they may be applied to the facilitation of learning in clinical practice
  • Discuss the importance of multidisciplinary team collaboration in the care and management of patients requiring palliative care
  • Outline the needs of relatives and staff caring for a patient in the palliative/end stage of illness and into bereavement


Registered nurses working in hospital or community caring for patients with palliative care or end of life care needs and their families


Lecture, group work, demonstrations, experiential learning



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
Tues 27 Mar, Tues 10 Apr, Tues 17 Apr, Wed 25 April, Tues 1 May + Wed 9 May 2018
(9.30 - 4.30)
CEC - Altnagelvin Sue Patchett
Stella McFadden
Fully Booked
Day 1 CEC Belfast, Day 2 CEC Antrim, Day 3, CEC Craigavon, Days 4, 5 & 6 CEC Belfast 24 April, 1, 8, 22, 30 May & 6 June 2018
(9.15 - 4.30)
CEC - Belfast Sharon Maginn
Tom Mulligan
Hazel Conn
Fully Booked