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Palliative Care


Course Objectives

  • Provide holistic care for people diagnosed with a life limiting illness in the last days of a person's life.
  • Communicate effectively with persons with a life limiting illness.
  • Enhance the quality of life of the person with a life limiting illness.
  • Recognise and respect the uniqueness of each person's approach to death.
  • Work effectively as part of the healthcare team

  • Assessment Structure
    • Learner Record (70%)
    • Assignment (30%)

    Entry Requirement

    • National Vocational Certificate Level 4
    • Or
    • Leaving Certificate or equivalent qualifications and/or relevant life and work experiences.



    Course Syllabus

    • Working with a Palliative Care Approach
    • Philosophy and principles of palliative care
    • Roles and responsibilities of specialist palliative care team
    • Fears and anxieties
    • Coping mechanisms
    • Communication skills
    • Communicating with the dying person  and their families
    • Death and dying
    • Person centred approach to the care of the dying person
    • Signs and symptoms that death is imminent
    • Bereavement care
    • Individual patterns of grief


    To Book a course call
    1890 252 647 Now!
    Lines Open 9am-9pm Mon-Sun

    Why Choose Chevron?

    The total price for 8 modules is €995 - Easy-pay instalments (5 x €199)


    Access our online course within 1 hour of signing-up



    Each module can be completed online in a matter of weeks

    Learners will have unlimited access to each module online


    Individual modules are also available


    Learners will receive a FETAC level 5 major certificate in Healthcare Support after completing all 8 modules


    Learners completing the Care Skills or Care Support Modules should hold an Irish Heart Level 3 Heart Saver CPR certificate or equivalent.


    The Following 4 modules: Communications, Safety & health at Work, Nutrition & Social Studies require students to attend classroom based exams


    Classroom exams take place on Saturday or Sunday in Cork or Dublin.


    In order to obtain a free trial of our online course, please click here.
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