Palliative Care

Now enrolling for Wednesdays.

Live Online, 18:30-21:30, from Wednesday 29 September for 10 weeks. €165* (€123 conc.)

Palliative Care Support QQI Level 5 Certificate 5N3769

The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skills and competence to enable them 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.


Online Classes

EnrolmentNow enrolling for Online classes.
NightsWednesday
Times18:30 to 21:30
Duration10 Weeks
StartingWednesday, 29 September 2021
LocationOnline
Live video-conferencing on Google Meet, email tutor support, free Google Docs and Microsoft Office Online, study notes and course materials online on Moodle.
How do online classes work?
Price€175.00
*€165.00 with online discount, €122.50 for Social Welfare/PUP, €122.50 for Old Age Pension recipients, €105.00 for current and just graduated Mallow campus day students, FREE on the Training Support Grant.
DeadlineAccepting late applications from Wednesday, 15 September 2021.

Award

QQI 5N3769 Palliative Care Support, Level 5 (part of 5M4468)

Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss the philosophy and principles of palliative care.
  • Summarise the 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.
  • Discuss the role of the support worker in the promotion of key issues such as life quality, selfesteem, respect, privacy and dignity in palliative care work.
  • Explore different attitudes to death and dying to include an understanding of individual patterns of grief, bereavement and loss.
  • Employ a range of communication strategies and processes which are central to the work in palliative care.
  • Apply a 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.
  • Respond appropriately to the needs of the person who is confused in the last days of life.
  • Work effectively and with great sensitivity in relation to the dying person and their significant others in a palliative care setting.
  • Use the range of skills required from a palliative support worker in relation to end of life care.

Official QQI specifications and assessment breakdown: QQI 5N3769 Palliative Care Support, Level 5

Course Requirements

Course Costs

Course costs already include QQI certification.

Grant Funding

Courses can be free for Social Welfare or PUP recipients with the Training Support Grant (up to €1,000 per year).

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