Loss and Bereavement in People with Intellectual Disabilities

Irish Hospice Foundation


Course Name Loss and Bereavement in People with Intellectual Disabilities
Course Provider Irish Hospice Foundation
Course Code 39934 (Assigned by Qualifax. Not an official code)
Course Type Palliative Care and End of Life
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Attendance Options Day release
Location (Districts) Dublin 2
Enrolment Date 12/11/2018
Start Date 17/05/2019
Course Content This workshop explores the impact of loss and the bereavement experiences of people with intellectual disability. Among the topics discussed are conceptual understanding of death; emotional knowledge and recognition skills; grief reactions of people with intellectual disabilities; and guidelines for intervention and support.
Learning Outcomes On completion of the workshop participants will be able to:

• discuss the developmental, familial and cultural issues associated with loss, bereavement and grief and individuals with intellectual disabilities;
• outline what constitutes ‘best practice’ in supporting people with intellectual disabilities experiencing loss and bereavement;
• develop a range of different practical interventions in supporting people with intellectual disabilities in coping with and adjusting to loss.
Course Fee €100 (1-day workshop) includes light lunch/tea and coffee
Target Audience Professionals and volunteers who may wish to learn more about loss and bereavement and for those working with people who have experienced a major loss.
Start and Finish Times 9.15am - 4.15pm
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Currently open for booking.
17th May 2019 (1-day workshop)
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Further Enquiries Iris Murray
Telephone: 01 679 3188
Email iris.murray@hospicefoundation.ie
Website www.hospicefoundation.ie and www.bereaved.ie