Irish Hospice Foundation – Training workshops for 2010

The IHF bereavement resource centre’s 2010 training workshop season begins on January    21st with a two day overview workshop on bereavement and loss.

This year sees the number of workshops on offer expanded to 25. The workshops address bereavement and loss from a wide range of angles; from suicide and stillbirth to the bereaved family, loss of a spouse and bereavement support in the workplace.  Each workshop is presented by an expert in the field of loss and bereavement and they are aimed at professionals working in a bereavement support capacity or whose professional lives bring them in contact with bereavement.  Workshops have Post Registration Category 1 status approved by an Bord Altranis.

For anyone interested in attending here is the schedule of workshops over the coming months. To view further details of individual workshops or to book a place click HERE – or contact Iris Murray on 01 6793188

  • Schools & Loss  – January 29th
  • Supporting the Bereaved – Feb 4th & 5th
  • Anticipatory grief  – Feb 25th
  • Loss & older people – March 4th
  • Bereavement, loss & sexuality – March 5th
  • Death & Dying, Grief & Loss in a Multicultural Contex – March 11th
  • Multiple losses – impact on our worldview – March 12th
  • Early pregnancy loss, stillbirth, Neonatal loss – April 8th
  • Sudden violent death & bereavement – April 9th
  • Children & loss – April 15th & 16th
  • Pet loss – April 29th
  • Suicide & the needs of suicide bereaved – April 30th
  • Working with people facing death – May 6th
  • Helping spouses/partners adapt to grief – May 7th
  • Creativity & grief; introduction to dramatherapy – May 20th
  • Creative writing for use in bereavement – May 21st
  • Art therapy in loss & bereavement – May 27th
  • Dream tending – May 28th
  • Grief in the work place – June 10th
  • Self care for the person in a caring relationship – June 11th
  • Addiction & loss – June 17th & 18th
  • Loss & bereavement in people with intellectual disabilities – July 1st & 2nd
  • Hidden losses, hidden grief – July 8th
  • Working with bereaved families – July 15th & 16th

Reading material supporting each of the workshop topics is available in the Library and participants are welcome to browse the library collection and apply for annual Research/professional membership to avail of extended borrowing and access.

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Even more conference dates for 2010

Continuing from the previous post, here are a few more Irish conference dates to add to your 2010 calender.

4th FebruaryIrish Association for Palliative Care (IAPC) ,Annual education & research  seminar –       Boyne Valley Hotel, Drogheda, Co Louth

  • This comprehensive event addresses all aspects of palliative and hospice care in Ireland and includes a presentation on ‘Dying in Hospitals in Ireland; nurse and doctor perspectives by Dr Kieran Mc Keon, evaluation coordinator of the Hospice Friendly Hospitals programme. Programme and booking details are available HERE

23rd & 24th February – RCSI International nursing & midwifery research conference – RCSI, Dublin

  • The conference features an oncology and palliative care strand this year and includes a talk by Marie Lynch, Development coordinator with the Hospice Foundation on ‘positioning palliative care within disease management programmes’. Full programme details are available HERE

2nd & 3rd June – St Francis HospiceAnnual Kleidoscope conference  ‘connecting and caring in palliative care‘ – Dublin Castle

  • The call for papers for this conference has closed but poster submissions are still being accepted. Further programme details and information on registering  for attendence at Kleidoscope is available HERE

Happy New Year – some conference dates for 2010

Time to start filling up your calender

Happy New year to all!

The cold snap may have meant a slow start to the new year for anyone buried under what passes for headline grabbing amounts of snow around here but 2010 is upon us. To help you get your calender filled up, here are a few palliative and hospice care related conferences and events to think about in the coming months.

The UK’s National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC) have a packed schedule of events lined up for the first few months of the year;

Jan 28thClearer thinking on sedation‘ Prospero House, London – Presenting case evidence and current practice guidence on sedation at end of life

24th February – ‘Better investment, better dying; progress with measurement and collaborative commissioning for end of life care’ – Prospero House, London – This conference will present and expand upon the progress of the NCPC’s work with the National Audit Office and the NHS National End of life Care Programme.

-For more details and updates on other NCPC events go to their EVENTS listing page

23rd FebruarySt Christopher’s Hospice, London ‘Improving end of life care using a competency framework’ A one day seminar on developing and improving competencies for palliative care in acute, hospital and community settings.

A little bit closer to home,  Our Lady’s Hospice in conjunction with the Irish Hospice Foundation facilitate Moving Points in Palliative Care – Crossing Boundaries – March 3rd & 4th

This conference will be hosted at Our Lady’s Hospice’s Education and Research Centre and aims to;

  • Address challenges faced by health care providers in responding to palliative care needs
  • Evaluate the management, planning and delivery of palliative care in various settings
  • Facilitate and encourage discussion on the development of disease standards to meet the palliative care needs of patients and their families

Further details on booking can be obtained via Our Lady’s Hospice’s website and the full conference programme is downloadable HERE