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Report on End of Life & Palliative Care in Ireland launched

All hospitals should have strategies for dealing with palliative, end-of-life care and bereavement - Health Committee

All hospitals should draw up strategies for dealing with palliative, end-of-life care and bereavement, acc

IAPC Annual Education and Research Seminar 2014

Full Video Presentations and Powerpoint Presentations are available to download in the Knowledge Centre of the website

IAPC ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2013

21st Century Questions for Palliative Care; Current and challenging themes for Palliative Care

DATE: Friday 8 November 2013 TIME: 08.30-16.00 LOCATION

IAPC Education & Research Seminar 2014 - Call for Abstracts CLOSED

Participants are invited to submit an abstract for oral or poster presentation no later than Monday 7 October 2013  

The Annual IAPC Education and Research Seminar is  the premier meeting for those

IAPC Annual Education and Research Seminar 2013

Full presentations available to download in the Knowledge Centre

Online Catalogue - Palliative Care Audits, Evaluations & Research in Ireland

The IAPC is pleased to announce a new information resource aimed at assisting palliative care researchers in Ireland. fake watches  

The online Catelogue details what palliativ

IAPC Directory of Specialist Palliative Care Services in Ireland 2012

The Directory provides full details of Palliative Care services in Ireland.

 

 

 

The online Directory can be found by clicking

Children & Loss

Date: Thursday 12 & Friday 13 April 2012

Time: 9.15am-4.15pm

Presenter: Nuala Harmey, Social Worker, Children’s University Hospital, Temple St,Dublin

Description: This workshop explores the impact of loss through death /illness/separation on children.
The impact of loss will be addressed in relation to child development and family coping strategies. Use of video, children’s art and materials will be included.

Venue: Irish Hospice Foundation

Fee: €180 includes light lunch & tea/coffee

Location: Irish Hospice Foundation

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Children & Loss

Date: Thursday 12 & Friday 13 April 2012

Time: 9.15am-4.15pm

Presenter: Nuala Harmey, Social Worker, Children’s University Hospital, Temple St,Dublin

Description: This workshop explores the impact of loss through death /illness/separation on children.
The impact of loss will be addressed in relation to child development and family coping strategies. Use of video, children’s art and materials will be included.

Venue: Irish Hospice Foundation

Fee: €180 includes light lunch & tea/coffee

Location: Irish Hospice Foundation

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Advanced Psychosocial Issues in Palliative Care: What’s the Story?

DATE: Tuesdays 17, 24 April & 8 May

TIME: 09.30-17.00

DESCRIPTION: This course is for all members of the interdisciplinary team with an interest in developing their understanding and awareness of the advanced psychosocial
issues in palliative care.
Topics include: collusion
• attachment and loss
• communication/active listening
• total pain/psychological and spiritual distress
• family systems
• working with children
• grief and loss
• self-care
The aim of the course is to enhance knowledge, skills, and attitudes in
managing advanced psychosocial issues that can arise for patients and families
with palliative care needs.

VENUE: Education Centre, St Francis Hospice, Rahney, Dublin 5

FEE: €300

Location: Education Centre, St Francis Hospice, Rahney, Dublin 5

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Managing Pain Using a Palliative Care Approach incorporating syringe pump workshop (McKinley)

DATE: 17 April 2012
TIME: 09.00 - 16.00 hours

Course Objectives:
At the end of the day, participants will
•Diagnose a person’s pain more confidently, through understanding the concepts, meaning and classification of pain.
•Appreciate the importance of holistic, detailed and accurate pain assessment.
•Be mindful of the psychological, social and spiritual factors that impacts on the person’s experience of pain.
•Refer to standard analgesic guidelines to direct safe and effective pharmacological interventions.
•Gain theoretical knowledge of the safe and appropriate use a syringe driver.
•Confidently set up and monitor syringe drivers to enhance your scope of practice.

VENUE: Education & Research Centre, Our Lady's Hospice, Harold's Cross, Dublin 6

FEE: €100.00 Certificate of Attendance. €65.00 Syringe Pump Workshop.

Location: Education & Research Centre, Our Lady's Hospice, Harold's Cross, Dublin 6

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FETAC Level 5 Healthcare Support Certificate for healthcare assistants: Palliative Care Module

DATE: 24 April 2012 & 1, 8 & 22 May 2012 (4 days)

TIME: 9am – 4pm

Course Objectives: The module is designed to equip the learner with knowledge and skills to help care for the dying person and his/her family in a dignified way and holistic way.
Learners who successfully complete this module will:
•Provide holistic care for dying persons and their families.
•Communicate effectively with dying persons and their families.
•Enhance the quality of life of the dying person.
•Recognise and respect the uniqueness of each person’s approach to death.
•Work effectively as part of the healthcare team.

VENUE: Education & Research Centre, Our Lady's Hospice, Harold's Cross, Dublin 6

FEE: €350.00 per module

Location: Education & Research Centre, Our Lady's Hospice, Harold's Cross, Dublin 6

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Stop all the Clocks! How the Creative Arts can be helpful in Bereavement Support

Date: Thursday 26 April 2012

Time: 9.15am-4.15pm

Presenter: Breffni McGuinness, Training & Development Officer with the Irish Hospice Foundation.

Description: Stop all the Clocks! Many people will recognise these words from WH Auden’s poem Funeral Blues which was made famous in the film
Four Weddings and a Funeral. It captures poignantly the experience of what grief can be like. The creative arts (including poetry, art, music, dance, drama
and ritual) can be great resources to people who are grieving.
They can provide different ways of expressing grief which go beyond words and help people to tap in to their own creativity.
At the same time, they can provide an enjoyable way of engaging with the grieving process.
This workshop will explore different creative arts and how these can be used when working with people who are bereaved.
This will be an enjoyable and practical workshop. Previous experience or expertise in creative arts is not required.

Venue: Irish Hospice Foundation

Fee: €95 includes light lunch & tea/coffee

Location: Irish Hospice Foundation

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Parental Grief - Supporting Parents Following the Sudden Death of a Child

Date: Friday 27 April 2012

Time: 9.15am-4.15pm

Presenters: Deirdre Dowling, Irish Sudden Infant Death Association, & Ger O’Brien, Bereavement Services Co-Ordinator Irish Sudden Infant Death
Association.

Description: The death of a child has a profound and lifelong effect on a family. Although both parents are grieving the same child their grief can be very
different. Parents can, with knowledge and understanding adapt to each other’s grieving style. The workshop will examine the affects of the sudden loss
of a child on the parental relationship and how gender styles can influence and cause diversity in grief. The ways in which support workers can promote
self-help and help parents in their grief will be explored.

Venue: Irish Hospice Foundation

Fee: €95 includes light lunch & tea/coffee

Location: Irish Hospice Foundation

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