Palliative Care, End of Life and Bereavement Education Database

The Palliative, End of Life and Bereavement Education Database is a searchable database of courses offered by hospices, universities, colleges, charities, professional organisations at a varying level through to Masters of Science and Doctoral level. It allows you to search for a variety of courses, workshops, conferences as well as full and part-time courses. The aim is to improve access to palliative care education across the Island of Ireland.  To access this online education directory, click HERE


Online course – Parkinson’s: managing palliative and end of life care

Parkinson’s: managing palliative and end of life care – free online training resource from Parkinson’s UK and the Open University. Duration: 10 hours

Who is the course for?

It has been designed for professionals, such as Parkinson’s specialist nurses and other clinicians, who work as part of the specialist team during the palliative and end of life phases. It may also be useful for health and social care professionals who already have experience of working with people with Parkinson’s, but wish to enhance their knowledge of palliative and end of life care in Parkinson’s.

What participants will learn

  • the principles of palliative and end of life care and how these can be applied in Parkinson’s
  • how to identify the challenges in practice of applying palliative and end of life care principles in Parkinson’s
  • the theory of advance care planning and the issues involved, such as power of attorney or advance decision to refuse treatment
  • the symptoms which indicate the end of life phase in Parkinson’s and the issues in management of this phase
  • the importance of the family/carers of the client and their needs throughout the end of life phase through to bereavement

How does it work?

  • As a health or social care professional you will have already undertaken learning on Parkinson’s or have a good understanding of the condition. If you don’t we suggest you first take one of the courses in the related training section below.
  • This course is not suitable for professionals with a limited understanding of Parkinson’s.
  • The course is on the Open University’s OpenLearn Create website. You can work through it online at a pace that suits you.
  • You will have an opportunity to reflect on your practice, and you can use it as a framework to support group work with your colleagues.

Palliative Care Booklet – Asking the Questions that Matter to Me

This booklet has been developed by the Palliative Care Senior Nurses Network for people seeking information about palliative care.  This easy to read short booklet seeks to help people ask the questions they need to gain the information they need about their own illness or their loved ones illness and what role palliative care can provide.

It is available HERE


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 (, 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.


Palliative Care Services Three Year Development Framework 2017-2019

The HSE has published Palliative Care Services Three Year Development Framework 2017-2019. This is a key document for the future development of palliative care in the Republic of Ireland.

The objective of the Framework was to inform and direct the development of adult palliative care services, both generalist and specialist, in Ireland for the three-year period. In so doing, the focus of the Framework was to identify the gaps that exist in the current level of service provision and to present a set of recommendations and actions which over the duration of the Framework (and at times beyond) would seek to address these service issues / deficits, subject to available resources.