Palliative Care Research – Call for papers and upcoming events


Are you working or researching in Palliative or end-of-life care?

Call for papers

The annual Kaleidoscope conference organised by St Francis Hospice is currently calling for papers. The 2014  Kaleidoscope conference will take place on May 28th & 29th and explores the theme of life and living at the heart of palliative care.

The call for papers closes on November 15th and the poster call will close on April 4th 2014.  Further details on the call for papers is available HERE

Upcoming events

Some additional events of interest to the palliative care community over the coming months include;

The Impact of Stillbirth

This conference hosted by the Pregnancy Loss Team, Cork University Maternity Hospital and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University College Cork takes place on Nov 2. Taking a wide ranging look at the impact of stillbirth the conference will examines the statistics, perinatal pathology and the bereavement experience following stillbirth. Further details on this conference are available HERE 

Children’s Palliative Care: Connecting Home, Hospital & Hospice; This two day conference will take place on November 29th & 30th and is Ireland’s first interdisciplinary children’s palliative care conference  bringing together professionals working in the care of children with life limiting illness. Further details and booking information are available HERE 

Facing Loss, healing grief

This conference  hosted by Dzogchen Beara will take place between Nov 29 and Dec 1 in Dechen Shying Spiritual Care  centre. It aims to explore spiritual aspects of grief using meditation and contemplation. Further details and booking information is available HERE  

World hospice & palliative care day 2010


October 9th 2010

This Saturday October 9th is World Hospice and Palliative Care Day. This annual event aims to ‘celebrate & support’ hospice and palliative care, highlighting the continued importance of appropriate care and support at the end of life. Events and activities will take place internationally to raise awareness of hospice and palliative needs and to fundraise for new developments.

This year’s theme is  ‘Sharing the care’ .  This theme emphasizes the partnerships and collaborative processes inherent to hospice and palliative care; from family members and health professionals  to government bodies and policy administrators.

The World Hospice & Palliative Care website features resources and details of events and initiatives taking place around the world. The REPORTS section of the site provides access to a number of useful publications including ‘Suffering at end of life; the state of the world‘ ‘Access to pain relief; an essential human right‘ and the UK report on palliative care for all’. There are also messages of support from Mary Robinson, Gabriel Byrne and Archbishop Desmond Tutu among other palliative care advocates.

Among the international events to mark the day Our Lady’s Hospice & Palliative care services, Blackrock will host an event titled ‘Sharing the care in the community‘, and will be compiling a book of reflections.  Further details of this event are available HERE

Have a look at the website and take the opportunity to reflect on the role of hospice and palliative care locally and internationally.