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Patient Advocacy Training

  • 5 CPD Hours Apex Building, Blackthorn Road Sandyford Business District D18 (map)

Support the legal and human rights of all patients!

A patient advocate is a role that requires many skills. They are required to make sure that the legal and human rights of a patient are understood and upheld. They are employed by hospitals and care homes to act as a line of communication between patients, families and those with an active role in the patient’s care. They provide access to information and address concerns ensuring the dignity and quality of life of the elderly, disabled and those suffering severe illness is being preserved. 

This course will go over the role of the advocate, how to recognise and prevent elder abuse, legal rights and the issues surrounding death and dying.

All attendees will get a chance to engage in an informative Q & A session, and will receive a highly informative course pack, and leave with 5 structured CPD Points.

Course Content

  • What is advocacy in Irish health and social care sectors?

  • The role of the advocate 

  • The healthcare professional as an advocate

  • Codes of Practice

  • Preserving the dignity of the patient 

  • Recognising, reporting and preventing elder abuse 

  • Quality of life issues

  • Providing safe living environments

  • Nursing home residents’ rights 

  • Legal Rights 

  • Death and Dying 

  • Advocacy and patient complaints

Who Should Attend?

This one-day training course is for anyone who acts as an advocate for patients and the elderly in a hospital, residential centre or home care setting, or for those who would like to pursue becoming an advocate in the future. 


On completion of this one-day training course, you will receive your CMG MasterClass Certificate as well as your CPD Certificate containing 5 Structured CPD Hours. Please note certificates are issued at the close of the training course to participants who complete the full five hours.


This training course costs €395 EARLY-BIRD (Normal rate €415). The price includes course documentation, training pack, and certificates. Also included: array of food and refreshments during registration, mid-morning, and a light lunch.

Earlier Event: July 15
People Management Skills
Later Event: September 6
GDPR in the Healthcare Sector