Places are still available for the workshop on ‘Resilience – Staying Well at Work’.


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




Date                                                                Time                           Presenters


Friday, 31st March 2017                               9.15am – 4.15pm        Bryan Nolan




This workshop is for healthcare staff who encounter death as a regular part of their work environment – for example those working with people who have received bad news, are dying or have died and their families.  The aim of the workshop is to provide a platform for healthcare staff to reflect on and understand the potential impact this work may have on them. The workshop will explore ways of staying resilient, a team approach and maintaining a sense of wellbeing while doing this work.


Learning Outcomes


On completion of the workshop participants will be able to:


  • understand the impact of loss and grief at work;
  • understand the importance of acknowledging that End of Life Care is rewarding but can be tough at times;
  • understand the importance of giving support and seeking support;
  • understand the importance of self-care and developing strategies that help.


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.


For further information please contact:

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