Managing Older Peoples’ Pain using a Palliative Care Approach
Duration: 2 hours
Target Audience: Health Care Professionals involved in the care of older people
This e-learning programme provides an introduction to the delivery of holistic and evidence based pain assessment and management in the older person, using a palliative care approach.
The course has interactive content throughout and is composed of three sections:
1. Palliative Care and the Older Person
2. Assessment of Pain in an Older Person
3. Management of Pain in an Older Person
The programme will provide participants with opportunities to:
Describe the holistic principles and practice of palliative care for older people
Classify the different types of pain
Determine how to optimally assess pain in older people
Describe evidenced-based analgesia options for managing pain safely in older people
There is a €25 fee for taking this course, which you can pay using your credit or debit card via the PayPal option once you have registered for the course. You do not need to have a PayPal account to use this facility, simply choose the “Don’t have a PayPal account” option.
If you wish to pay via cheque or require an invoice, please contact the Education & Research Centre at Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01 4068810.
Psychosocial Care for People with Motor Neurone Disease
Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes plus (20 minutes per module)
Target Audience: Healthcare professionals and people providing care for people with MND
Accreditation: The programme has been awarded 4 CEUs from An Bord Altranais and it is accredited by IASW. Applications are currently pending with other bodies
Psychosocial care is care that is concerned with the psychological and emotional well-being of the person with MND. Everyone associated with the care of people with MND can offer psychosocial care. This resource explores the psychosocial challenges and approaches that can be used to address them. This resource explores the following questions:
What is MND, how does it progress and is there a support network for healthcare professionals?
What are healthcare professionals’ experiences of providing care for people with MND? What are the care experiences of people with MND like and what are their preferences for care?
What are the communication challenges when providing care for people with MND? What approaches can support people with MND and healthcare professionals in providing care?
What are the psychological challenges for people with MND? As a healthcare professional what approaches can support the person with MND?
This online course has been developed by healthcare professionals in Our Lady’s Hospice Care & Services, MND Centre Beaumont Hospital and Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association. The Irish Hospice Foundation financed the course development and AIIHPC supported ELearning development.
Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services presented our inaugural Rheumatology & Gerontology Conference on Wednesday 12 February 2020.
The theme of this year’s conference was ‘Healthy Ageing for Bones, Bodies and Minds’. It provided an ideal opportunity for critical debate regarding challenges relating to advancing practice in rheumatology and gerontology.
We were honoured to have a number of speakers inlcluding:
Professor Rose Anne Kenny, Professor of Medical Gerontology and Head of the academic Discipline of Medical Gerontology at Trinity College, Dublin and Director of the Falls and Blackout Unit and of the new Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing, at St. James’ Hospital, Dublin.
Professor Kevin Malone, Consultant Psychiatrist in St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin and Professor of Psychiatry & Mental Health at University College Dublin.
In March 2019, over a hundred participants signed up for our 25th Annual Moving Points in Palliative Care Conference. The theme this year was “Changing Dynamics in Specialist Palliative Care – Looking Back and Moving Forward”, provided an ideal opportunity for critical debate regarding challenges relating to advancing practice in specialist palliative care setting.
We were honoured to have a number renowned international speakers who presented on the day:
Professor Bee Wee, National Clinical Director for End of Life Care for NHS. Consultant in Palliative Medicine at Sir Michael Sobell House, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Associate Professor and Associate Director of Clinical Studies at University of Oxford.
Mr Asim Sheikh, Assistant Professor UCD School of Medicine, BA, LLM, Barrister-at-Law specialising in clinical negligence and all aspects of medical / healthcare law.
Professor Philip Larkin, Professor of Palliative Care, Academic Director, Institute for Training and Research, The University of Lausanne, Switzerland.
Dr Michael Lucey, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Milford Care Centre
Professor Sonja McIlfatrick, Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing, Faculty of Life & Health Sciences, Ulster University.
In March 2018, over a hundred participants signed up for our 24th Annual Moving Points in Palliative Care Conference. The theme this year was on building resilience. Through the expert hands of Dr. Michael Kearney and Dr. Radhule Weininger, conference participants had a unique experience to explore the nurturing triad of mindfulness, self-compassion and nature connection.
The first ever ‘Rheum for Health Conference’ was held in the Education & Research Centre in December 2017. The conference was opened with an inspiring and thought provoking presentation on ‘The Power of Fat’ by the renowned Professor Donal O’Shea, HSE Clinical Lead for Obesity.
A key objective of the conference was to capture the multidisciplinary team approach to caring for patients with chronic illnesses.
With expert international speakers, this exciting one day conference will explore the increasingly recognised area of self-care and compassion in healthcare. Speakers will focus on individual needs and how organisations can support them. It will highlight the importance of reflection and resilience and enable participants to develop vital skills in this important area. We are delighted to welcome Dr Michael Kearney, the internationally renowned palliative care expert, speaker and author who will provide the morning session. In the afternoon we are honoured to have Professor Philip Larkin, of UCD and President of the European Association for Palliative Care speaking on compassion, a subject on which he has researched and written extensively.
Palliative Medicine Grand Rounds is a weekly postgraduate physician education meeting. It is held on Friday at 8am in the Lecture Theatre of the Education & Research Centre.
The weekly sessions are open to all staff with specific emphasis on postgraduate physicians, medical staff, and nurses. Professionals from other healthcare disciplines are welcome to attend; this does not include members of the general public.
Each week the talk is streamed to off site locations (currently Blackrock, Wicklow Palliative Team and Milford Care Centre). To gain access to Grand Rounds streaming, please contact email@example.com