Palliative Care Services Three Year Development Framework 2017-2019

The HSE has published Palliative Care Services Three Year Development Framework 2017-2019. This is a key document for the future development of palliative care in the Republic of Ireland.

The objective of the Framework was to inform and direct the development of adult palliative care services, both generalist and specialist, in Ireland for the three-year period. In so doing, the focus of the Framework was to identify the gaps that exist in the current level of service provision and to present a set of recommendations and actions which over the duration of the Framework (and at times beyond) would seek to address these service issues / deficits, subject to available resources.

 

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Anima – Visual artist’s documentary on Death & Dying

In ANIMA, Marie Brett explores questions relating to our understanding of death and dying in contemporary Ireland through personal accounts and interviews with scholars and healthcare professionals. The conversations span medical, philosophical, folkloric and legal perspectives, offering an insight into the intimate and privileged moments of the artist/participant encounter.

Click HERE

Marie’s research project Whispers? took place in collaboration with St Francis Hospice, UCD School of Social Sciences and Law and The National Folklore Collection.

 

Cancer Care Strategy

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The National Cancer Strategy 2017 – 2026 was published by the Department of Health outlining a vision of cancer services in Ireland. For report, click HERE

  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Chapter 2: Cancer in Ireland
  • Chapter 3: Strategic context
  • Chapter 4 Vision
  • Chapter 5: Prevention
  • Chapter 6: Screening
  • Chapter 7 Early diagnosis
  • Chapter 8: Providing an integrated model of care
  • Chapter 9: Getting the diagnosis right
  • Chapter 10: Getting the treatment right
  • Chapter 11: High quality, patient centred care
  • Chapter  12: Involving patients in their cancer care
  • Chapter  13: Survivorship
  • Chapter  14: Governance and management of cancer services and the role of the National Cancer Control Programme
  • Chapter 15: Research
  • Chapter 16: Workforce planning
  • Chapter 17: Delivering results: measuring performance, quality and outcomes
  • Recommendations

 

HEALTH RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM -17th November 2017, LIMERICK, Ireland

The Health Research Symposium 2017 will take place at the new Clinical Education Research Centre (CERC Building), University Hospital Limerick on Friday, 17th November  2017.

UL Hospitals, the major academic teaching hospitals of the Graduate Entry Medical School, and the Health Research Institute, UL, will showcase research in health care and related domains across the hospital network and University campus.  The conference is open to all health professionals. The principal event will explore emerging research in the following areas:

1)    Clinical Research;
2)    Health Services & Population Health Research; and
3)    Lifestyle, Technology & Health Research.

Abstracts must be uploaded online. Please register for this event here on Eventbrite. The registration page will then direct you to the link for abstract submission.

The provision of generalist and specialist palliative care for patients with non-malignant respiratory disease in the North and Republic of Ireland: a qualitative study

The aim of this research was to explore generalist and specialist palliative care service provision for people with non-malignant respiratory disease in the North and Republic of Ireland. It was published in BMC Palliative Care and full-text is available CLICK HERE

Authors:

  • Clare Mc Veigh
  • Joanne Reid
  • Philip Larkin
  • Sam Porter and
  • Peter Hudson
 

Finite Lives: Dying, death and bereavement. An examination of state services in Ireland

Senator Marie Louise O’Donnell  launches her independent report ‘FINITE LIVES’ and there will also be the launch of the art exhibition; Kicking the Bucket.

Full-text available HERE

Venue; Limerick City Gallery of Art
When: Thursday, June 8th 2017
Limerick City Gallery of Art (LCGA) and Milford Care Centre’s Compassionate Communities Limerick bring together an eclectic mix of prominent artists and thinkers who have, recently and very publicly discussed the subject of death, dying, bereavement and memory.
The report is the first comprehensive analysis of end-of-life issues across all government departments outside health.