In–house training

Each Maternity Hospital manages its own staff education programme in conjunction with the local Centre for Nursing and Midwifery Education and Nursing and Midwifery Planning and Development Units. The list hereunder is a comprehensive list of what is available throughout in all the Maternity hospitals. For further information on each course please contact the individual hospitals.

Compassionate Care in Perinatal Bereavement

Venue University Maternity Hospital Limerick
Credits NMBI- 7 CEUs

Annual Bereavement Study Day for midwives & HCAs

Venue Rotunda Hospital/ Coombe/ NMH

Annual Bereavement Study Day for student midwives (undergrad & postgrad)

Venue Rotunda Hospital/ Coombe/ NMH

Bi- annual bereavement induction for NCHDs (January and July) and updates as required

Venue Various Hospitals

Annual Bereavement Study Day for student PHNs

Venue Rotunda Hospital

Targeted departmental Bereavement updates on the wards

Venue Various Hospitals

Annual Perinatal Palliative care study day

Venue Rotunda Hospital
Credits 6 CEU’s and 6 CPD Credits

Weekly Fetal Medicine meetings

Venue Various Hospitals
Credits As per hospital policy

Monthly Perinatal Mortality Meetings

Venue Various Hospitals
Credits As per hospital policy

On site clinical teaching with mentors/ clinical supervisors

Venue Various Hospitals
Credits As per hospital policy

Bereavement Care in Maternity Services: Key issues for Midwives and Nurses

Venue NMH & UCD
Credits NMBI- 4 CEUs

Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep -NILMDTS

Venue CMS in conjunction with NILMDTS
Credits Certificate of Attendance

GP training Programme- session on perinatal loss

Venue GP training Programme
Credits Requirement of GP training programme

Caring for a child with life limiting conditions (Level A & Level B).

Venue Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin (presently on hold with the potential of returning)
Credits Level A 6 CEU’S NMBI Category 1

Level B- 35 NMBI CEU’S and UCD credited- 5ECTS Credits

Caring for neonate with Life limiting conditions (Level A).

Venue Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin (presently on hold with the potential of return)
Credits NMBI Category 1 and 6 CEU’S credits

European certificate in Essential Palliative Care

Venue Our Lady’s Hospice and Care Services and online.
Credits NMBI- 35 CEUs
RCSI- 50CPD points/ ECTS 15

Bereavement Care Study Day

Venue Kilkenny Maternity Hospital
Credits NMBI Category 1 approval

Memory Making Workshops

Venue Feileacain
Credits Certificate of Attendance

Mindfulness and self- compassion program

Venue Learning to Exhale (ULMH)
Credits Certificate of Attendance

Various self- care modules

Venue The Irish childhood bereavement network
Credits Certificate of Attendance

Conferences/Meetings 

The list below has been compiled from the International meetings/ Conferences, particular to Perinatal Bereavement care that members of the Bereavement teams in all the Maternity Hospitals have attended.

International Conference on Palliative Care

Venue Palliative Care McGill University, Montreal, Canada

NPEC Annual Study day on Perinatal Mortality

Venue National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre, Cork

Screening Expectations:
The impact on women and professionals of advances in antenatal screening

Venue ARC – Antenatal Results & Choices

IHF Maternity and Neonatal Hospice Friendly Hospitals Network Seminar (bi-annually)

Venue IHF

British Maternal & Fetal Medicine Society (annual meeting)

International Stillbirth Alliance (meet every 2 years)

International Society for the Study and Prevention of Perinatal and Infant Death (meet every 2 years)

RCPI IOG (meetings 3 times per year)

RCOG Association of Early Pregnancy Units (annual meeting)

NWIHP Annual Clinical Forum

Irish Childrens Palliative Care Conference (every 2 years)

Society Maternal & Fetal Medicine (annual meeting)

International Society for Prenatal Diagnosis (annual meeting)

MBRACE ANNUAL REPORT MEETING

The European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology  (annual meeting)

Star Legacy Stillbirth Foundation (Annual meeting)

Society for Social Medicine & Population Health (Annual Meeting)

National/International Courses

These courses are Continuous Professional Courses/Modules offered in conjunction with professional organisations who deal with Perinatal Bereavement or Obstetrics.

Overview of Loss and Bereavement

Provider IHF
Credit NMBI – 6CEUs
IASW CPD

Supporting Bereaved People

Provider IHF
Credit NMBI – 6CEUs
IASW CPD

Children and loss

Provider IHF
Credit NMBI – 6CEUs
IASW CPD

Grief in the workplace; Providing effective support to grieving employees

Provider IHF
Credit NMBI – 6CEUs
IASW CPD

Delivering Bad News

Provider IHF
Credit NMBI – 4 CEUs

Improving Perinatal Mortality Review and Outcomes via Education, (IMPROVE Workshop)

Provider Perinatal Society of Australia & New Zealand
Credit Certificate of Attendance

Bereavement workshop – Infertility and loss

Provider IHF
Credit NMBI – 6 CEUs
IASW CPD

Dealing with loss (Maternity Setting)

Provider IHF
Credit Certificate of Attendance
NMBI accreditation being sought

Exploring the Relationship between Culture, Religion and Bereavement –

Provider IHF
Credit NMBI – 6 CEUs
IASW CPD

Death at the time of Birth – Supporting Parents through the Journey of Perinatal Loss

Provider IHF
Credit NMBI – 6 CEUs
IASW CPD

Complicated Grief: How to Recognise it and How to Treat it

Provider IHF
Credit NMBI – 6 CEUs
IASW CPD

Exploring Spirituality at End of Life

Provider IHF
Credit NMBI – 6 CEUs
IASW CPD

Facilitating Delivering Bad News

Provider IHF
Credit NMBI – 7 CEUs

Grief at Work for Managers (workshop)

Provider IHF
Credit Certificate of Attendance
NMBI accreditation being sought

Staying Well At Work

Provider IHF
Credit NMBI – 3.5 CEUs

Lost For Words – Words For Loss

Provider IHF- ONLINE
Credit Certificate of Completion

Working With Loss

Provider IHF- ONLINE
Credit Certificate of Completion

Resilience Training for Maternity Healthcare Professionals

Provider Baby Lifeline
Credit 6 CPD credits

Formative/University Courses

These are formal University Courses with an academic award on successful exit of the course.

MSc Loss & Bereavement AND MSc Loss & Bereavement (Counselling)

Provider IHF & RCSI
Credit Level 9- 90 ECTS credits

Professional Cert Children & Loss

Provider IHF & RCSI
Credit Level 9- 90 ECTS credits

Master/Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (Childrens Palliative/Complex Care)

Provider NUIG
Credit Level 9- MSc 90 credits
P. Grad Dip 60 ECTS credits

Palliative Care (M.Sc. / P.Grad. Dip.)

Provider Trinity College Dublin
Credit Level 9: MSc- 90 ECTS credits
P. Graduate Dip- 60 ECTS credits

Graduate Certificate Palliative Care

Provider University College Dublin
Credit Level 9: 30 ECTS credits (Can only be completed if you have a Diploma/Masters degree)

Graduate Diploma Palliative Care

Provider University College Dublin
Credit Level 9: 60 ECTS credits

MSc Palliative Care

Provider University College Dublin
Credit Level 9: 60 ECTS credits

Continuous Professional Education module in Perinatal Bereavement and Loss

Provider University of Limerick
Credit Level 9: 60 ECTS credits

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