UNISON Northern Ireland

Palliative Care - Talking About Death

Event Date: 
2 May 2019 - 13:30 to 16:00

UNISON Belfast

“People who are dying do not take on the persona of someone else, but die as themselves” (Death and Dying, OU).  Quality of communication can define the experience of death, yet it appears to present many challenges.  Taboos, language, traditions and expectations are a few of the issues which may shape an individual’s experience at the end of life.  This session will explore how we communicate with people who are approaching the end of their life, and provide an opportunity to share our understanding and perspectives on this normal, but extraordinary, experience.  It will be delivered by Aine MacNamara, Open University.


This course is eligible for backfill funding for attendees who work in domiciliary/home care, day care or supported living in the private and community/voluntary sector under the Training for the Domiciliary Care Workforce Project administered by NISCC.  You must get approval from your employer in advance.