An Introduction to Clinical Pastoral Education for Healthcare Professionals

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Course Code: CPD1621

Course Title: An Introduction to Clinical Pastoral Education for Healthcare Professionals

College: Medicine and Health

An Introduction to Clinical Pastoral Education for Healthcare Professionals

Duration: Starting 17th January 2018, the course will be for 3 hrs on Wednesday evenings over 10 weeks

Teaching Mode: Part-Time



Qualifications: N/A

NFQ Level: N/A

Costs: €180 per person


An Introduction to Clinical Pastoral Education will introduce healthcare professionals to the role of spirituality in clinical care, self awareness​, reflective practice, personal, pastoral and professional identity, communication, listening and responding skills, empathy, teamwork, self-care, introduction to grief and loss, spiritual assessment and referral, spiritual pain. Drawing from the principles of Clinical Pastoral Education, participants will, with accredited supervisors, explore the use of self in caring relationships and develop skills for pastoral care in a healthcare environment.​


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Course Dates:

Starting 17th January 2018

Course Details

The Course will be delivered in a series of 3 hour workshops and lectures and participants will cover the following topics; 

1.Introduction to action/reflection model of learning.
2. What is spirituality?
3. Personal, pastoral and professional identity
4. Communication, listening and responding skills.
5. Intra-personal and Inter personal skills, empathy,self care and teamwork.
6. Introduction to grief and loss.
7. Introduction to Reflective Practice.
8. Scope and impact of the pastoral role including boundaries, confidentiality and privacy.
9. Spiritual Care, what is it? Who does it? Spiritual pain; assessment and referral in clinical practice.
10. Review of course and integrating the course components into clinical practice.

The course is aimed at all ​Healthcare professionals with direct clinical care and College Staff.

It has been accredited by the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (Ireland) Ltd.

Approved for CPD/CME by:

Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland : Category 1, 30 CEUs

RCPI : 30 CPD points (live educational event).

A Certificate of Completion will be awared by UCC in conjuction with ACPE (Ireland).



UCC Campus, Cork University Hospital


Course Practicalities

Exact Location and Times to be confirmed on registration

Who Teaches This Course

Dr Daniel Nuzum,

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology,

School of Medicine, UCC

Further Contact Information

For further information contact: 

Dr Daniel Nuzum,


Centre for CPD


Phone: (021) 490 2872

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