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Palliative Care Symptom Management Workshop Series

Day 1- Understanding the principles of Pain Management in palliative care

PAIN – WEDNESDAY MAY 2nd 2018
Time Title Speaker
13.30-13.35 Introduction Mary Bell
13.35-14.10 Pain Assessment Noreen Holland
14.10-15.00 The WHO analgesic ladder and the management of pain using opioids.

– 1. How to escalate opioid doses 2. Opioid induced side effect management 3. Management of opioid toxicity 4. Opioid rotation

Dr Norma O Leary
15.00-15.15 COFFEE
15.15-16.15 Understanding the Pathways of Pain integrating the ‘why’ of the assessment and ‘how’ the analgesic works Stephanie Doyle
16.15-16.30 Case scenarios Stephanie& Noreen
16.30-17.00 Discussion and questions Noreen, Stephanie, and Mary

 

By | April 20th, 2018|Categories: Course, Palliative|0 Comments

Sacred Art of Living & Dying: Healing Spiritual Pain 2018

Personal and / or Professional Spiritual Development

Healing Spiritual Pain is one of the four units of The Sacred Art of Living and Dying. This world renowned programme has been running at Our Lady’s Hospice since 2008 and consists of four stand-alone units.

Each unit comprises of a two-day workshop followed by five small study group sessions, called Circles of Trust.  These two-hour monthly meetings are held in various locations around Ireland and designed to maximize integration of learning into daily practice.  Programmes are a creative blend of instruction, hands-on experience, multimedia presentation, personal reflection and creative rituals from the world’s great wisdom traditions.

The programme will enable participants to:

  • Explore the nature and inter-relationship of human health and suffering and the universal aspects of meaning, forgiveness, hope & relationship.
  • Live with enhanced purpose and meaning through all the stages and transitions of living and dying and accompany others to do so.
  • Connect or reconnect the ‘soul and role’ in their lives.

Various Continuing Professional Development / Accreditation

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By | January 14th, 2018|Categories: Course, Spirituality|0 Comments

Anamcara

Program Goals:

SACRED RELATIONSHIPS have the potential to transform suffering and bring meaning and healing to oneself and others. How we are with ourselves, with each other, with the earth, and with the Divine, however we define it, affects everything that we do and are in the world. When the heart and soul of the caregiver are aligned with clinically-proven best practices, “the art, science and practice of sacred relationship” becomes a transformative model for healing.

ANAMCARA APPRENTICESHIP offers a contemporary model of training for care providers of every background, lay and professional. The purpose of the program is to deepen the quality of relationships and enable caregivers to become “compassionate companions” through all the stages of living and dying. The Apprenticeship Program applies the tools and lessons from the world’s sacred art of living and dying traditions in all aspects of life, particularly aging, loss, serious illness, and the end-of-life. As a result of this program, apprentices will re-introduce time-tested wisdom and skills within the modern culture of health care including hospice and palliative care. Work of the Apprenticeship can also be applied in faith communities of all traditions— as well as in our educational and social institutions.

ANAMCARA The Anamcara draws from many wisdom traditions but especially from Celtic mythology and spirituality. Historically, the role of Anamcara was essential for every person’s well-being. More than a millennium ago, the Anamcara legacy helped to create the Ars Moriendi, or the “sacred art of living and dying” — the world’s first health care, palliative care and hospice movements. The Anamcara tradition continues to offer a timeless, holistic approach to suffering, healing, and wellness in terms of the whole person: body, mind, emotions, and spirit.

Various Continuing Professional Development / Accreditation

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By | January 14th, 2018|Categories: Course, Spirituality|0 Comments

Essentials in Dementia Care Training

On completion of this course you will be in position to;

  • Recognise the anatomy and physiology of the brain.
  • Name the main types of dementia.
  • Describe person-centred care and appreciate how the care environment, carer attitudes and behaviours influence the person with dementia.
  • Understand the need to focus on the retained abilities of the person with dementia.Identify interventions, which enhance the quality of life and the quality of care for people with dementia.
  • Understand the different types of communication and the role of communication in addressing behaviour that is challenging to staff.

 

This intensive training will also help you, and your organisation, to prepare for the HIQA thematic inspection on Dementia Care.

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By | January 13th, 2018|Categories: Course, Dementia|0 Comments

Dementia Care Activities

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this programme participants will be able to:

  • Recognise the anatomy and physiology of the brain.
  • Name the main types of dementia.
  • Describe person centred care and appreciate how the care environment, carer
    attitudes and behaviours influence the person with dementia.
  • Understand the need to focus on the retained abilities of the person with dementia.
  • Identify interventions, which enhance the quality of life and the quality of care for
    people with dementia.
  • Understand the different types of communication and the role of communication in
    addressing behaviour that is challenging to staff.
  • Appreciate the benefits of providing activities for people with dementia.
  • Understand the need for adaptation of approach for this client group.
  • Give consideration to safety issues.
  • Assess, facilitate and evaluate involvement in activity programme.
  • Appreciate the role of documentation in this process.
  • Plan programmes for residents taking into account their individual ability.

The intensive training will also help you and your organisation to prepare for the HIQA thematic inspection on Dementia Care.

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By | January 13th, 2018|Categories: Course, Dementia|0 Comments

Health Care Assistant Training Course 2018-19

Our course begins with a 4 day ‘block week. Then the programme runs just one day a week – almost every Thursday until March. There are also practical work days that must be completed in a clinical environment. These can be done on the wards of Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services.

When you study as part of our QQI Healthcare assistant class, you will receive:

  • All 8 modules with expert staff and teachers of Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services.
  • Full course outline can be found here
  • Guaranteed work placement on the wards of Our Lady’s Hospice
  • All required training for work placements; manual handling etc
  • Access to state of the art learning centre; full library, WiFi, printing, study room.
  • Free parking and on-site restaurant
By | January 11th, 2018|Categories: Course, Gerontology, Palliative|0 Comments

Medicines Management in Palliative Care 2018

The course is delivered using  7 online learning training modules followed by an interactive education day, delivered by a multidisciplinary team. Participants will have opportunities to apply learning through the use of case studies, problem solving activities and reflective practice.

Course Objectives

  • Gain up-to-date, evidence-based knowledge of how and why medicines are used in pain and symptom management in palliative care.
  • Understand the practical use and indications for a syringe pump in palliative care.
  • Enhance communication skills with patients and colleagues to promote optimum pharmaceutical care of patients at end of life.

Who should attend?

Community pharmacists, hospital pharmacists, residential care pharmacists and other health care professionals with a particular interest in medicines in palliative care.

For full information on each module complete the details here.

By | January 8th, 2018|Categories: Course, Palliative|0 Comments

The Enneagram with Prof. Richard Groves

Through a highly interactive programme participants will explore the nine different personality types of the Enneagram and their own personality through the fields of philosophy, psychology and spirituality.

The workshop is led by the experienced Prof. Richard Groves. Prof. Groves has been studying the Enneagram for over 20 years and has worked closely with the esteemed Richard Rohr.

Day 1: An introduction to the history, traditional and evolution of the Enneagram. Prof. Groves will introduce each of the 9 styles and offer classic examples through multi media and personal testimony.

Day 2: As the participants have a more significant understanding of the styles they begin to focus in on their own core type. Through a process of ‘panels’ and personal discovery the search become more refined.

This workshop provides an intimate and accessible introduction to the Enneagram tool.

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By | January 5th, 2018|Categories: Course, Psycho-Social|0 Comments