Produced by the Health Service Executive (HSE), the framework describes core competences in palliative care as well as discipline specific competences for twelve health and social care disciplines.
HSE envision that the framework will inform academic curricula and professional development programmes and so foster greater inter-professional and inter-organisational collaboration in palliative care provision.
As part of the work to develop the framework, the AIIHPC carried out a review of available international palliative care competence frameworks.
Following this review, the AIIHPC recommended that the proposed framework should reflect the current move to standardisation of undergraduate and post-graduate education in Europe and its relationship to the development of competence through Tuning Competences. It also recommended that that framework was written in a jargon-free and readable language in order to be focussed and relevant to everyday practice and level of palliative care being provided.