Innovative Palliative Care Education

The All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care will hold a a one day workshop on Innovative Palliative Care Education on the 6th May 2015, 9.15 – 16.30, Clarion Hotel, Liffey Valley, Dublin (location).  The workshop aims to highlight good practice in the development of palliative care education using innovative methods. It will also provide a forum to facilitate discussions on the benefits of utilising innovative methods. The workshop is open to anyone with an interest in palliative care education including educators, academics and health and social care professionals.

Places at the workshop will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. To book a place at the workshop please contact Bernadette Pirihi (, 00353 1 4912848) with the following details:

  • Name
  • Organisation
  • Job Title
  • Email address
  • Dietary requirements 

Agenda for the day:

Morning Session - Pallium Canada Workshop

Dr. José Pereira, Co-founder and Scientific Officer of Pallium Canada has kindly agreed to present and facilitate the day with his colleague Kathryn Downer, National Director and Nathalie Gravelle-Ray, Program Manager. Pallium  Canada have developed a number of innovative palliative care education programmes including this animation (see link to example).  

Afternoon Session - Innovations on the island of Ireland - The session will highlight innovative methods of palliative care education currently in use on the island of Ireland including:

  • Project ECHO® (Extension of Community Healthcare Outcomes) Northern Ireland Hospice
  • Online learning and animation – Irish Hospice Foundation
  • ‘Speak To Me’ and ‘Understand Me’ Apps

Anne Spencer, Education Technologist, Petals will provide an overview of the different technologies available and currently being used in by the wider health sector

Launch of All Island Online Learning Programmes -  AIIHPC provided funding to support the development of five online learning programmes:

  • Introduction to Palliative Care  - Milford Care Centre
  • Communication issues in Palliative Care  - Marymount University Hospital and Hospice  and Milford Care Centre
  • Introduction to Palliative Dementia Care - Northern Ireland Hospice
  • Care of the Dying of Older Person in the last hours of life  - St Francis Hospice
  • Managing Older Peoples’ Pain Using A Palliative Care Approach  - Our Lady’s Hospice and Care Services