Public information evening on Bereavement Nov 1st

The Irish Hospice Foundation will host a  public bereavement information evening on November 1st in the Alexander Hotel on Fenian st, Dublin.

This ‘drop in’ evening is intended to provide members of the public with information on bereavement and on the range of support services available. Dr Tony Bates, clinical psychologist and founder of Headstrong will deliver a talk on ‘living with loss’ and the evening will also feature Tom Inglis reading from his new book.

Further information  and details are available on the bereaved.ie website HERE  

 

 

Palliative care for all – Conference podcasts & interviews

Dr Scott Murray addressing attendees at the ‘Palliative care for all; bridging the gap for all those with life limiting conditions’ conference on September 14th

‘Palliative care for all; bridging the gap for those with life limiting illness’ took place on Friday September 14th in the Royal College of Physicians.

The conference was the first of its kind in Ireland and brought together the findings of the Irish Hospice Foundation action research projects which examined palliative care pathways for patients with advanced respiratory disease, end stage heart failure and dementia.

Speaking at the conference, which drew a crowd of over 170 delegates,  Professor Scott Murray of the Primary Palliative Care Research Group which is based in the Centre for Population Health Sciences at the University of Edinburgh  said that General Practitioners need to stop treating the disease and take a holistic approach to caring for patients with life limiting conditions.

Conference presentations, workshop details and podcast interviews with presenters are available on the Irish Hospice Foundation website HERE