Places are still available for the workshop on ‘Exploring Spirituality at End of Life’.  Details below.  I would be grateful if you would bring it to the attention of anyone you think may be interested.


Bookings can be made by contacting Iris Murray email: Tel. 01 679 3188




Date                                                                Time                           Presenter


Thursday, 29th June 2017                             9.15am – 4.15pm        Bryan Nolan




The workshop will review spirituality and what it is in a contemporary Irish context. It will explore spiritual care at end of life and caring for those that are bereaved. The content is relevant to all who accompany those at end of life and their loved ones.  The workshop will contain group work and discussion.


Learning Outcomes


On completion of the workshop participants will be able to:


  • understand that spiritual needs emerge at end of life and in bereavement;
  • understand  that spirituality is more than religion;
  • understand that holistic care includes spiritual care;
  • be aware of and begin to address spiritual pain.


Presenter Profile

Bryan Nolan is currently working as Communications and Development Co-ordinator (Final Journeys) with the Irish Hospice Foundation.  Bryan has worked in healthcare since 1987 in both maternity and acute settings, he was at the core of end of life care provision and developed education resources and services for staff, patients and their relatives at end of life.  Bryan has a Masters in Health Care Chaplaincy from D.C.U, he trained as an addiction therapist with the N.C.E.A. In 2007 Bryan joined the Hospice Friendly Hospitals programme as a Development Co-ordinator for the Louth Meath Hospital group and in 2009 became the National Communications Co-ordinator for Final Journeys. He has introduced and facilitated the programme in both acute and community settings.   Currently Bryan delivers the Final Journeys suite of programmes which includes “Dealing with Bad News” (a four hour workshop for doctors and senior staff) and “What Matters Most” (difficult conversations over time, long stay settings). He is also providing workshops for both new and advanced facilitators for Final Journeys.



The Irish Hospice Foundation, Bereavement Education & Resource Centre, Morrison Chambers, 4th Floor, 32 Nassau Street, Dublin 2, D02 YE06.




€100 (1-day workshop) includes light lunch/tea and coffee.



Iris Murray | Administrator, Bereavement Education Resource Centre
Irish Hospice Foundation
T: 01 6793188 DL: 01 6730047