New publication builds on ethical framework for end-of-life care

A new book due to be launched by Cork University Press on November 16th develops and expands on the Ethical framework on end-of-life care produced by the Hospice Friendly Hospitals programme last year (more details HERE)

End-of-life Care ethics and lawwritten by Joan McCarthy, Mary Donnelly, Dolores Dooley, David Smith & Louise Campbell takes the eight modules of the ethical framework as its foundation.

The book draws on the body of research on the ethical issues in caring for patients at the end-of-life. It pulls together guidelines, codes of conduct, legal positions and bioethical perspectives to act as a multidisciplinary reference source for healthcare and legal professionals seeking clarification on these complex issues. Further details and context on the publication are available HERE.

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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