The learning of this programme is delivered in a blended way.  You will have access to  7 online training modules (available mid-September – login details will be sent to those who sign up) and these are followed by the interactive education day – Wed. Nov 14th. Participants will have opportunities to apply learning through the use of case studies, problem solving activities and reflective practice.

This education day draws experts from the staff of Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services and from across the island of Ireland. Speakers include;

  • Professor Brian Lawlor: Conolly Norman Professor of Old Age Psychiatry at Trinity College Dublin and Consultant Psychiatrist at St. James’s Hospital
  • Dr. Carole Parson:           Lecturer, School of Pharmacy, Queen’s University Belfast:
  • Dr. David Robinson        Consultant Physician in Geriatric & General (Internal) Medicine, St. James’s Hospital

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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.
Medicines Management in Palliative Care Programme
Welcome Address Ms. Eimear O’Dwyer
Pain Management in Palliative Care: Applying Guidelines to Practice Ms. Siún Tobin
 The Pathophysiology of Dementia Professor Brian Lawlor
Medication Burden and De-Prescribing in Dementia Patients with Palliative Care Needs Dr. Carole Parsons
The Pharmacological Management of Dementia Ms. Sharon Byrne
Delirium and Dementia Dr. Roisin Purcell
The Social Prescription in Gerontology Dr. David Robinson
Psychosocial Issues in Palliative Care -Communicating with Patients and Families Prof. Kate Irving
Speaker Panel Discussion Chair: Dr. Joan Cunningham


For full information on each module complete the details here