Palliative Care Symptom Management Workshop FULL Series

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Due to the current Covid-19 crisis, Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services have taken the decision to close the Education & Research Centre to all activity until the end of 2020, in order to minimise the risk to our patients and staff. Accordingly, we have had to take the sad decision to cancel all events and courses that were due to take place during that time. The intention is to hold these events at a later date or, alternatively, continue with an online format and all tickets purchased for those events will be transferable to the new date – we will update you as soon as we have confirmed a date. If you would prefer to receive a full refund instead, please contact our administration office by email


This series of stand-alone half-day online workshops aims to provide nurses, physiotherapists, pharmacists, social workers and occupational therapists, whether new to specialist palliative care or those working in non-specialist care, with an opportunity to develop their theoretical knowledge in palliative care symptom management in order to optimise the quality of life of patients with life-limiting conditions.

This programme will provide participants with a good understanding of person-centred palliative care using palliative care using case scenarios of both life-limiting malignant and non-malignant disease.

Certificate:            Workshops 1: Pain; 2: Gastrointestinal; 3: Central Nervous System; 4: Miscellaneous

Date:                    Wednesday 23 September, Tuesday 20 October, Tuesday 17 November and Wednesday 9 December 2020

Venue:                  Please note that this course has moved to an online format

Fee:                       €195

Further Info:        These are half-day, online workshops. Course materials will be made available to course participants for reading/viewing prior to an hour-long live webinar for questions and answer sessions on the day itself.

Day 1- Understanding the principles of Pain Management in palliative care (23 September 2020)

PAIN – WEDNESDAY September 23rd 2020
Title of Topics Covered Speaker/Author
Introduction Dr. Mary Bell
Physiology of pain Dr. Mary Bell
Pain Assessment Dr. Mary Bell
Analgesia-Opiates, Adjuvants using case scenarios Dr Norma O Leary
Case scenarios
Live Webinar Discussion and questions Mary

Day 2 – Gastro Intestinal Symptom Management (20 October 2020)

GIT- TUESDAY October 20th 2020  
Time Title of Topics Covered Speaker/Author
Introduction Dr.Mary Bell
GIT symptoms-physiology/pathology Dr.Mary Bell
Managing nausea and vomiting
Managing constipation
Pharmaceutical input of GIT symptoms Pharmacist
Live Webinar  Case scenarios followed by

Discussion and questions

Day 3 – Central Nervous System Symptom Management (17 November 2020)

CNS – TUESDAY November 17th 2020
Time Title of Topics Covered Speaker/Author
Multisystem atrophy/Progressive Supernuclear Palsy (PSP) and Motor Neurone disease Bernie Corr
Delirium  & pharmaceutical management Dr.Mary Bell & Pharmacist
Depression/Altered mood-Coping David Shannon
Live Webinar Discussion and questions All the above

Day 4 – Miscellaneous Symptoms and Issues to Manage in Palliative Care (9 December 2020)

WEDNESDAY December 9th 2020   
Time Title of Topics Covered Speaker/Author
Introduction Mary Bell
Breathlessness (Heart failure, COPD) Julie Goss
Palliative Care Emergencies (Spinal Cord Compression,


SVC obstruction)

Catherine Turner
Ethical issues Dr Joan Cunningham
Live Webinar Discussion and questions All the above

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