Palliative Care for All – Conference September 14th

The Irish Hospice Foundation’s Palliative Care for all  programme will hold a conference on September 14th in the Royal College of Physicians.

The conference will present on three research projects developed through the programme  aimed at developing palliative frameworks and staff supports for dementia, advanced respiratory disease and heart failure.  This  video featuring interviews with the research project officers provides some  background on the three disease specific projects.

Professor Scott Murray head of the Palliative Care Research Group at the University of Edinburgh will be in attendance as  keynote speaker and delegates will have an opportunity to participate in breakout sessions on each of the disease specific areas.

You can register your interest by contacting Palliativecare.forall@hospice-foundation.ie

Organ Donation – Public Information Meeting

Gift of life organ donor care - Irish Kidney Association  The Irish Hospice Foundation’s Forum on End-of-Life will hold the second of  two public information meetings on Tuesday June 26th in the Alexander Hotel at 6pm

Organ donation – The Facts’ will be chaired by RTE Journalist Valerie Cox and speakers include Dr.  James O’Rourke: Intensive Care Unit Consultant,  Beaumont Hospital, Dr. Colman O’Loughlin of the Mater Hospital and
Phyllis Cunningham Transplant Coordinator at Beaumont Hospital.

The  meeting aims to provide an overview of the medical and legal aspects of the organ donation process but will also present a patient’s perspective with heart transplant recipient John Healy of RTE’s The Restaurant talking about his experience.

The meeting is open to anyone wishing to learn more about Organ Donation and additional information can be found on the Forum on End-of-Life website