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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

    There are currently in excess of 550 jobs advertised on the
    FAS website for qualified carers throughout Ireland.

    Palliative Care
    Course Cost: €295

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    Note: Care of the Elderly module is also available separately.
    A FETAC Minor Award will be issued on completion of this course.
    FETAC Level 5 Care of the Elderly
    Cork - Classroom
    2nd - 4th August
    Dublin - Classroom
    29th - 31st August
    Online - Distance Learning

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