Learning Resources

A training programme has been developed for HSC staff involved in the consent process for hospital post mortem examination.

Part 1 An e-learning module called Seeking and Obtaining Consent for Hospital Post Mortem Examination is accessible via Trust intranet sites.

Part 2 is a taught session on “Grief, Bereavement and Communication Skills: Sensitively Explaining the Post Mortem Examination”. This training can be booked by contacting the  Bereavement Coordinator in your Trust.

The NI Social Care Council has developed the ‘Adult Care Toolkit’, in partnership with employers and stakeholders; BHSCT, NHSCT, RQIA, UU, PAMS Day Care, Palmertson Residential Dementia Home (Abbey Field) and HSCB.

The information and learning content within the toolkit can be used for Post Registration Training and Learning (PRTL) and to support registrants to maintain their NISCC registration.

The toolkit contains 4 modules covering the following topics:
•Module 1 – Standards, Values and Transitions
•Module 2 – Health and Wellbeing
•Module 3 – Safeguarding
•Module 4 – Dementia, Delirium and Palliative Care
The toolkit can be accessed at https://learningzone.niscc.info/learning-resources/64/adult-care-toolkit

The Irish Hospice Foundation in partnership with Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland offers a two strand option in Loss and Bereavement. Both courses are accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons and NUI.

MSc Loss & Bereavement

This programme aims to impact on health, social and community systems and ultimately to enhance quality of life. http://www.rcsi.ie/pgbereavementstudies

 MSc Loss & Bereavement (Counselling)

The programme aims to promote competent, sensitive and ethical practice in bereavement care in Ireland and to support practitioners in their efforts to apply research findings to practice. http://www.rcsi.ie/pgbereavementstudies

Or for further information contact: Maura Dunne, Education Administrator, maura.dunne@hospicefoundation.ie

See also: Training and Training Providers