Loss, death and work – Irish Hospice Foundation seminar on grief at work

Knowing how best to support a bereaved person can be difficult. This difficulty is no less when supporting employees and colleagues who are adjusting to illness, grief and loss.

The Irish Hospice Foundation will host a seminar entitled ‘Loss, death & work for organisations and individuals; building humanity in challenging times‘ on May 11th.  This seminar will be presented by management consultant, author and counsellor David Charles Edwards.Charles Edwards has published a number of key titles on managing grief in a work context including ‘Handling death and bereavement at work’ .

The seminar will address not just how to foster a supportive work environment for employees coping with illness and loss but will also examine the wider issues of change and loss and how these impact on the workplace.

The event is aimed at Human resource managers, Union representatives and those whose role involves employee support. Booking details are available HERE.

Further details about the Irish Hospice Foundation’s ‘Grief at work’ programme are available HERE   and bookings for the David Charles Edwards seminar can be made by contacting the Irish Hospice Foundation on (01) 6793188.

New BMJ journal – Supportive & Palliative Care

The BMJ have just launched a new publication for the Palliative and End-of-life care community.

BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care was officially launched last week at the COMPASS Annual Scientific Meeting.

This new journal is targeted at health and social care providers, clinicians and researchers working in palliative and end-of-life care and aims to promote connection across disciplines for the presentation of current practice, case studies, research, comments and review articles in palliative care and related areas. The publication is currently inviting submissions, further details available HERE 

Staff and students of the Irish Hospice Foundation can access BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care through the Therese Brady Library, contact the library for username and password details.

Msc in Bereavement studies – Application deadline

The Irish Hospice Foundation/RCSI Msc in Bereavement Studies is currently open for applications.

The Msc course addresses the impact of bereavement and loss on human development and society. It is aimed at  health, education and social care professionals whose work involves the provision of bereavement support or exposes them to a significant level of loss. More details on the course are available HERE

Applications for the Msc will CLOSE ON MAY 6TH and all applications must be completed online before this date.

To apply online click HERE

New MSc in End-of-Life Healthcare Ethics

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Ireland’s first multidisciplinary Postgraduate qualification dedicated to the examination of  issues and ethics in End-of-Life care will commence this Autumn.

The Msc in End-of-Life Healthcare Ethics will be based in UCC’s School of Nursing & Midwifery & School of Medicine and will be taught on a part time basis over two years.

The Msc has its origins in the collaboration between UCC, RCSI and the Irish Hospice Foundation’s Hospice Friendly Hospitals programme which led to the production of the Ethical Framework on End-of-Life Care, a tool to guide healthcare practitioners through the medical, ethical and legal issues around End-of-Life care.  Additional details on the course structure, entry requirements and application proceedure can be found HERE

Irish Hospice Foundation Scholarship

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The Irish Hospice Foundation is  offering a scholarship to cover fees for one successful student on the Msc. This scholarship is open to all applicants to the Msc. Scholarship applicants should state in writing (in 1000 words or less) their name,  work role and motivation for enrolling on the course. Scholarship applications should also seek to illustrate how they anticipate the course to impact patient care and ways the course will be used to inform and to educate within their organisation. Applications should be sent to the course co-ordinator, Dr. Joan McCarthy, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, University College Cork, Ireland. Application deadline for this course is July 8th

Further details on the Irish Hospice Foundation scholarship can be obtained by contacting Orla.keegan@hospice-foundation.ie