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SSM in End of Life Enhancement

SSM in End of Life Enhancement

Discipline: Medicine

Module Title: SSM in End of Life Enhancement

Module Directors: Dr. Dympna Waldron, Dr. Eileen Mannion, Dr. Gerard Flaherty

Year: 1

In collaboration with the Galway Hospice, students learn about issues of dying and from the perspective of dying patients. In particular there is a focus on the issues that are of importance to people's quality of life in their final stages of life. This involves the students visiting the Galway Hospice and learning about the work of this vital service within the community and the experiences of patients during the final stages of life.