Palliative and End of Life Care Toolkit

The Palliative and End of Life Care Toolkit is produced by the Royal College of General Practitioners. The resources it provides can be used by healthcare professionals, informal carers, patients, and those close to someone nearing the end of life. Click HERE

It contains

  1. Clinical Resources and Guidance for Practice
  2. Resources and guidance for patients and carers
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Talking about Dying: How to begin honest conversations about what lies ahead

Talking about dying

Produced by the Royal College of Physicians, this report seeks to offer advice and support for any doctor to meet these challenges when caring for patients with a diagnosis of a serious, potentially life-limiting illness. It highlights some of the barriers, and busts common myths that might hamper a successful conversation between doctor and patient.  have also collated a series of resources and best practice to aid doctors to develop and improve in confidence when discussing their patients’ preferences and values, as they approach the end of life. Full-text available HERE

 

Difficult Conversations – Heart Failure

Difficult Conversations – Making it easier to talk to people with heart failure at the end of life Click HERE

This guidance, funded and supported by the British Heart Foundation, aims to help anyone caring for someone with Heart Failure to open up conversations about end of life wishes and preferences, in order to enhance quality of life. It is based on conversations with more than sixty people affected by Heart Failure: people with Heart Failure, carers and former carers.

Ted Talks Palliative Hub

Ted Talks are available on the All Ireland Institute of Hospice & Palliative Care Hub specifically relating to palliative and end of life care.

TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues.

A video game to cope with grief

Let’s talk about dying  

Stories from a home for terminally ill children

Listen to these powerful stories HERE

 

AIIHPC Palliative Hub

AIIHPC recently launched The Palliative Hub (http://www.thepalliativehub.com/about-us), an online gateway to information and resources about palliative care which includes:

  • Palliative Hub – Children and Young People – website for parents and families of children and young people with life limiting conditions
  • Palliative Hub – Adult – website for people with life limiting conditions, their carers and family members
  • Palliative Hub – Learning Platform – an online learning environment including a number of free to access online learning programmes for professionals and the public
  • Palliative Hub – Professional – website providing resources for health and social care professionals, researchers and educators.

 

Irish Hospice Foundations – Beginning at the End Videos

Videos produced by the Irish Hospice Foundation – “Beginning at the End”

Difficult Questions

How Can I Help

Introduction to Spirituality

Religion and Spirituality

Finding Meaning

Being Brave

Differing Views

Empathic Listening