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Nursing - End of Life Care

You will learn to critically appraise the clinical, legal and ethical issues pertaining to caring for the End-of-Life patient.

Aim of Course
The aim of the Module is to enable health professionals to explore some End of Life issues for clients in a variety of health care settings.

Course Content
• Develop academic writing skills and referencing and how to assess evidenced based information.

• Critically evaluate the principles underlying communication and its impact on planning and providing care for clients around End-of-Life care.

• Evaluate in a critical manner the specialist knowledge and skills required to deliver optimal care in of End-of-Life care nursing.

• Demonstrate an appropriate level of competence in relation to the assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of End-of-Life nursing practice.

• Demonstrate critical thinking ability which enhances clinical diagnosis, treatment implementation and evaluation through discursive knowledge, reflective of evidence-based practice.

• Critical appraise the clinical, legal and ethical issues pertaining to caring for the End-of-Life patient.

• Develop, implement and evaluate policies and criteria for appropriate nursing interventions across a wide range of End-of-Life services.

• Ensure that professional accountability is maintained in accordance with clinical guidelines to ensure the safe and effective delivery of healthcare.

Entry requirements

Up-to-date registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland.


1 Semester

Delivery format
Delivered over 6 one day visits to Athlone IT

Careers or further progression

This is a continuous professional development opportunity and should as such enhance career prospects.

Further enquiries

Ms Caroline McLoughlin
Phone 0906468131 or

+353 (0)90 648 3050

Course fee

Course Fee
On Application

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