Palliative Care Week 2022 - Events

Palliative Care Week will take place from 11 to 17 September 2022. If you are planning an event to coincide with Palliative Care Week or would like to get involved in other ways please contact Paula Pinto at All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care at ppinto@aiihpc.org

Photographic Exhibition ‘We see you’ from 12 – 17 September 2022 in the Derry Central Library (Link to poster)  organised by Compassionate Communities Northern Ireland, Foyle Hospice, Libraries NI and the HSC.

Photographic Exhibition ‘We see you’ from 12 – 17 September 2022 in the Derry Central Library (Link to poster)  organised by Compassionate Communities Northern Ireland, Foyle Hospice, Libraries NI and the HSC.

Photographic Exhibition ‘We see you’ from 12 – 17 September 2022 in the Derry Central Library (Link to poster)  organised by Compassionate Communities Northern Ireland, Foyle Hospice, Libraries NI and the HSC.

 

Improving end of life, death and bereavement experiences for everyone
Compassionate Communities Northern Ireland’s launch event for Community of Practice (COP) that will bring together people interested in improving end of life and death experiences for people in Northern Ireland.  Wednesday 14 September 2022, 10.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m in the Seamus Heaney HomePlace, Bellaghy

 

‘Palliative Care: Living as well as possible’ conference on Wednesday 14 September 2022 in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, F92 FK15. The conference is organised by Donegal Hospice & Palliative Care Services, the Centre for Nursing & Midwifery Education, Donegal and All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care  Link to flyer    Link to booking a place

 

Creating space, clarity, and containment to manage the emotional impact of working in palliative care, Wednesday 14 September 2022 3 – 4pm Webinar  
Barbara Wren and All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care are delighted to invite you to a webinar: Creating space, clarity, and containment to manage the emotional impact of working in palliative care. This webinar will be of particular interest to professionals working in palliative care in the island of Ireland.  It will take place on Wednesday 14 September at 3pm. 

The emotional challenges of working in palliative care are predictable and can be managed. This webinar will describe and consider these challenges and highlight the importance of attending to the impact of both the content and the contexts of palliative care work to help practitioners and teams to stay well, and on task.  It will cover the basics (role clarity, good work design, effective multi-disciplinary teamwork, and good management), and go on to describe a range of psychological interventions that protect staff health by allowing for the regular release of deeper emotions that may be evoked by the work but need to be managed to provide high quality palliative care.  

Barbara Wren is a Consultant Psychologist and her company Wren Psychology Associates develops and delivers psychological interventions for healthcare organisations in the UK and Ireland. Barbara has a keen interest in using narrative to develop individual, role and system resilience as described in her book “True Tales of Organisational Life” (Karnac 2016) which explores the containment that needs to be available to enable healthcare staff to manage the impact of their work, while staying effective in role. She further deepened this work while developing a variety of interventions for a range of NHS organisations to support healthcare staff and systems to manage the impact of the Covid pandemic. She has worked with palliative care staff for 20 years providing individual and group psychological interventions and has described this work in a chapter written for the forthcoming Handbook of Palliative Care to be published in 2022 by Wiley Press. 

The webinar will last for 60-minutes and will include a presentation from Barbara Wren (Consultant Psychologist, C. Psychol., CSci., AFBPsS., FFOM (RCPI) and space for questions and reflection. 

To register for this event please see link , please see link to poster (Link)

 

Palliative Care: Advanced Symptom Control & Latest Developments, Royal College of General Practice, Wednesday 14 September 18.30 – 20.30 Northern Ireland Hospice. Link to flyer / Link to booking a place. Focusing on knowledge sharing, this workshop is a unique opportunity for GPs to learn from specialist palliative staff about how to deliver excellent palliative care to patients.  Taking place in the Northern Ireland Hospice office in Belfast, delegates will have the opportunity to tour the facility and build relationships with both expert palliative staff and each other.

Dr Matthew Doré, Palliative Care Consultant at the Northern Ireland Hospice, will also provide an update on developments in palliative medicine over last five years and advanced symptom control, including the use of Keppra and Furosemide in syringe drivers.

‘Palliative Care – A Patient Centred Approach’ organised by Southern Health & Social Care Trust, Thursday 15 September 2022.  Link to poster  Link to save the date. Presentations will include identifying signs and symptoms of end of life; symptom management; oral health; nutritional; support; ethics, advanced care planning; bereavement and interfacing services. Speakers will be attendance from Southern Health and Social Care Trusts Teams, Southern Area Hospice Services, Macmillan AIIHPC and the Department of Health. Lunch will be provided.  

For anyone requesting a place e-mail palliativecare.training@southerntrust.hscni.net and include job title, contact number and details of food intolerances/allergies. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

 

Living as Well as Possible: Lessons from Palliative and End of Life Care for the Health and Care Community Webinar, Thursday, 15 September at 3pm via zoom. Follow this link to register (Link)

International Foundation for Integrated Care Ireland in association with the AIIHPC are hosting a webinar for all those involved in the design and delivery of health and care services across the island of Ireland including people, care givers and families who are interested in learning more about a palliative and end of life, person-centred approach to care.

As part of Palliative Care Week 2022, you are invited to hear from a range of experts who have been working at system level and in the community to understand what lessons can the broader health and care workforce learn from those working in palliative and end of life care. and what lessons can be applied elsewhere in the system and across the whole life course. The panel will be co-chaired by Prof. Áine Carroll, Director of IFIC Ireland, and Paula Pinto, Programme Manager for Policy and Engagement at AIIHPC and the speakers are:

  • Alison Bunce, Compassionate Inverclyde, Scotland. Compassionate Inverclyde is a social movement which inspires ordinary people to do things for ordinary people by tapping into our desire to be kind, helpful and neighbourly. Alison Bunce has been programme lead for Compassionate Inverclyde since 2016.
  • Professor Xavier Gomez-Bastiste, University of Vic, Spain.  Professor Gomez-Bastiste is Director of the Qualy Observatory of the ICO and Chair of Palliative Care at the Faculty of Medicine in the University of Vic and former Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Public Health Palliative Care Programmes (WHOCC-ICO).
  • Denise Cranston, Palliative Care Nurse, Northern Ireland and Dr Tracy Anderson, Palliative Medicine Consultant, South Eastern Trust Rapid Access Hub for Palliative Care at the South Eastern Trust in Northern Ireland.

 

Advance Care Planning Webinar: Education Authority. Thursday 15 September 2022, Organised by Compassionate Communities Northern Ireland, Northern Health and Social Care Trust, Foyle Hospice and Health and Social Care Board

Photographic Exhibition ‘We see you’ from 12 – 17 September 2022 in the Derry Central Library (Link to poster)  organised by Compassionate Communities Northern Ireland, Foyle Hospice, Libraries NI and the HSC.

Photographic Exhibition ‘We see you’ from 12 – 17 September 2022 in the Derry Central Library (Link to poster)  organised by Compassionate Communities Northern Ireland, Foyle Hospice, Libraries NI and the HSC.

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