FAQ's and Definitions

Below you will find links to resources that will help you find answer to many of the commonly asked questions about adult's palliative care and also definitions for terms used within adult's palliative care


Republic of Ireland

Health Service Executive - Glossary of Terms

The national clinical programme for palliative care is pleased to present the second edition of the palliative care Glossary of Terms (the palliative care glossary). This  document was developed as part of a process to promote clarity and consistency in the way in which we speak about palliative care and the services that are provided to people with palliative care needs. It was developed in consultation with stakeholder advisory groups to the programme.

Link: Glossary of Terms

Irish Hospice Foundation - Irish Hospice Foundation

This is a guide to some of the commonly asked questions about hospice care in Ireland

Link: Irish Hospice Foundation


Northern Ireland

Compassion in Dying - Common Words and Phrases 

This is a guide to some words and phrases you may hear when planning or discussing end of-life care and treatment

Link: Common Words and Phrases