Study into palliative care education priorities in Ireland

Categories: Education.

The study sought to ascertain the current level of general palliative care education provided to health and social care professionals and to identify general palliative care education priorities for the next two years on the island of Ireland.

Some of the key points raised in the report include:

  • Current palliative care education provision may not be fully addressing the needs of health and social care professionals, despite the fact that a wide range of courses and programmes are available and are detailed on a database.
  • It is important that managers be aware of current palliative care education provision.
  • Palliative care education should be focussed on providing programmes and courses that are clinically relevant.
  • Palliative care education courses and programmes should be aimed at a multidisciplinary audience.
  • Palliative care programmes and courses should be designed to ensure that health and social care professionals receive relevant instruction and training to meet the needs of individuals with life-limiting conditions and their families, irrespective of diagnosis.

AIIHPC expects that the results from the needs analysis will inform key stakeholders including education providers, funders and commissioners of palliative care education regarding the current and future general palliative care education needs of health and social care professionals working within health and social care on the island of Ireland.

For further information and to view the report see the AIIHPC website.

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