Formal Family Meetings - A structured approach to communication within palliative care

Formal Family Meetings are a well-established model of communication that provides an important opportunity for shared care planning and decision making between MDT members, patients / families and which are appropriate in all care settings dealing with palliative care and end-of-life issues.

The four hour E-Learning programme has been developed to guide participants in developing further knowledge on communicating with patients / families through formal Family Meetings. The E-Learning programme comprises of 6 sections covering the principles of communication, an overview of palliative care and of families, considering the process of a Formal Family Meeting, pre-planning for a Formal Family Meeting, the structure of a Formal Family Meeting and the post meeting debriefing and follow up.

The target audience includes health and social care professionals involved in the delivery of palliative and end of life care in any setting, including specialist palliative care services, acute hospitals, long stay residential centres and Nursing Homes

The programme is interactive and each section includes a combination of PowerPoint presentations with voiceovers, filmed practice scenarios, questions & answers quiz sections and reference lists.

The programme also has approval from An Bord Altranais (4 CEUs) and the Royal College of Physicians Ireland (2 CEUs).

There is a €45 fee for taking this course, you can pay using the PayPal option below. You do not need to have a PayPal account to use this facility, simply choose the "Don't have a PayPal account" option after you are redirected to the pay pal area.

  • Provider: Marymount University Hospital & Hospice and Milford Care Centre
  • Target Audience: Health Care Professionals
  • Duration:4 hours

After registering an account on The Pallative Hub - Learning Platform you will be able to access the course here: 

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