Workshop 1 – Understanding the principles of Pain Management in palliative care (Thursday 25 February 2021)

Title of Topics Covered and Speaker

  • Introduction, Physiology of pain, Pain Assessment – Dr. Mary Bell
  • Analgesia-Opiates, Adjuvants and WHO ladder – Dr Norma O Leary

Live Webinar – Case scenarios on pain management delivered by a Clinical Nurse Specialist in palliative care.


Workshop 2 – Gastro Intestinal Symptom Management (Tuesday 23 March 2021)

Title of Topics Covered and Speaker

  • Introduction, Pathophysiology and management of GIT symptoms including nausea, vomiting and constipation – Dr. Mary Bell
  • Pharmaceutical management of GIT symptoms – Pharmacist.

Live Webinar – Case scenarios on management of GIT symptoms delivered by a Clinical Nurse Specialist in palliative care.


Workshop 3 –
Miscellaneous Symptoms and Issues to Manage in Palliative Care (Tuesday 20 April 2021)

Title of Topics Covered and Speaker

  • Breathlessness (Heart failure, COPD) – Julie Goss, ANP in palliative care
  • Palliative Care Emergencies (Spinal Cord Compression, Haemorrhage, SVC obstruction) – Catherine Turner, CNS in palliative care
  • Ethical issues – Dr. Joan Cunningham

Live Webinar – “A Palliative Approach to End-of-Life Care” delivered  by Dr. Michael Connolly, Joint Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing

Workshop 4 – Central Nervous System Symptom Management (Tuesday 18 May 2021)

Title of Topics Covered and Speaker

  • Introduction, delirium and non-pharmalogical management of of CNS symptoms – Dr. Mary Bell
  • Multisystem atrophy/Progressive Supernuclear Palsy (PSP) and Motor Neurone disease – Bernie Corr
  • Pharmalogical management of CNS symptoms – Pharmacist
  • Depression/Altered mood-coping – David Shannon (Psychologist in Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services)

Live Webinar – Case scenarios on management of CNS symptoms delivered by a Clinical Nurse Specialist in palliative care.