Palliative Care 5N3769

Category: QQI

Palliative Care (5N3769) QQI Level 5

This course is suitable for who wish to care for and address the needs of a person and their family after the diagnosis of a life-limiting illness, in a dignified, inclusive and holistic manner. This is suitable for those who wish to practice this care in a personal or professional capacity.


Course Content:

  • Philosophy and principles of palliative care
  • Structure and organisation of palliative care services to include the role played by the multi-disciplinary team and diverse family structures in the provision of care for a terminally ill person
  • Role of the support worker in the promotion of key issues such as life quality, self-esteem, respect, privacy and dignity in palliative care work
  • Different attitudes to death and dying to include an understanding of individual patterns of grief, bereavement and loss
  • Communication strategies and processes which are central to the work in palliative care
  • Person-centered approach to caring for a person in the last days of their life to include the provision of supportive and holistic care promoting safety, dignity, respect and comfort


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Assessment: Learner Record 70%, Assignment 30%

Accreditation: QQI Palliative Care (5N3769) Level 5 

Autumn-Winter term, 12 x Monday nights (7-10pm) & two Saturdays.


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