All Ireland Institute for Hospice and Palliative Care


Education Fellowships 2013

18 June, 2013

In March 2013 the All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care (AIIHPC) launched a €16,000 education and practice fellowship fund aimed at developing the knowledge, capacity and leadership skills of those working in the palliative care communities in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. The fellowships were open to individuals, from clinical, education or community backgrounds, who wished to further develop their knowledge of palliative care education and promote the sharing of information within their own organisations and beyond.

AIIHPC recognises that a well-educated workforce, with the knowledge and skills to adapt to a wide range of needs in a variety of settings, will enable the continuing development of on-going excellence in palliative care on the island. The fellowships offer individuals an opportunity to learn about new innovations in palliative care education and practice. An important aspect to the fellowships is that successful recipients are required to share their experience and learning with both AIIHPC and their own organisation and colleagues.

There were five fellowship opportunities available, enabling individuals to visit other palliative care related organisations or education centres, either at home or internationally.

  • One special purpose international fellowship, worth €4000, was an available for individual to travel to the Institute of Palliative Medicine in Kerala, India. The Institute is the World Health Organisation’s Collaborating Centre for Community Participation in Palliative Care and Long Term Care. The specific purpose of this fellowship is to develop an understanding of community participation in Palliative Care and the Mechanisms for supporting this through developing education and training courses.
  • One international fellowship, worth €4000, is available for an individual to travel outside of Europe.
  • Three fellowships, worth €2000 each, open to those wishing to capitalise on opportunities on the island of Ireland and Europe.

The following video provided guidance on developing an application form.

Maria Magee, Western Health and Social Care Trust

Donna McFadden, Foyle Hospice

Professor Geralyn Hynes, Trinity College Dublin

Dr Maria Brenner, University College Dublin

Dr Paul D’Alton S, Vincent’s University Hospital


All-Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care at Our Lady's Hospice and Care Services, Harold's Cross, Dublin 6. Tel: +353 (0)1 491 2948. Email: [email protected]