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, 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. 


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.

Having worked through the online material, these workshops will culminate in a one-hour live case study presentation delivered by one of our clinical nurse specialists from the community palliative care team via Zoom.

The case study will be presented at 15.00 on the day of each workshop. The final live presentation during Workshop 4 on the 25 May 2021 will be delivered  by Dr. Michael Connolly, Joint Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing and will explore “A Palliative Approach to End-of-Life Care”.

Certificate:            Workshops 1: Pain; 2: Gastrointestinal; 3: Central Nervous System; 4: End-of-Life Care Workshop

Date:                    Thursday 25 February, Tuesday 23 March, Tuesday 20 April and Tuesday 25 May 2021

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 between 15.00 and 16.00.

Day 1- Understanding the principles of Pain Management in palliative care (25 February 2021)

PAIN – THURSDAY February 25th 2021
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 (23 March 2021)

GIT- TUESDAY March 23rd 2021  
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 (20 April 2021)

CNS – TUESDAY April 20th 2021
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 (25 May 2021)

TUESDAY May 25th 2021   
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 Case Study – A Palliative Approach to End-of-Life Care Dr. Michael Connolly, Joint Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing.

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