Please note that all courses and activity has been cancelled until October

due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Palliative Care Symptom Management Workshop FULL Series

195.00Book Now


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 September 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 in the autumn and all tickets purchased for those events will be transferable to the autumn 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 remail


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 running from 13.30 to 17.00

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

PAIN – WEDNESDAY September 23rd 2020
Time Title Speaker
13.30-13.35 Introduction Dr. Mary Bell
13.35-14.30 Physiology of pain Dr. Mary Bell
14.30-15.15 Pain Assessment Dr.Mary Bell
15.15-15.30 BREAK
15.30-16.15 Analgesia-Opiates, Adjuvants using case scenarios Dr Norma O Leary
16.15-16.45 Case scenarios
16.45-17.00 Discussion and questions Mary

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

GIT- TUESDAY October 20th 2020  
Time Title Speaker
13.30-13.35 Introduction Dr.Mary Bell
13.35-14.30 GIT symptoms-physiology/pathology Dr.Mary Bell
14.30-15.00 Managing nausea and vomiting
15.00-15.15 BREAK
15.15-16.00 Managing constipation
16.00-16.30 Pharmaceutical input of GIT symptoms Pharmacist
16.30-17.00 Case scenarios followed by

Discussion and questions

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

CNS – TUESDAY November 17th 2020
Time Title Speaker
13.30-14.45 Multisystem atrophy/Progressive Supernuclear Palsy (PSP) and Motor Neurone disease Bernie Corr
14.45-15.30 Delirium  & pharmaceutical management Dr.Mary Bell & Pharmacist
15.30-15.45 BREAK
15.45-16.30 Depression/Altered mood-Coping David Shannon
16.30-17.00 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 Speaker
13.30-13.35 Introduction Mary Bell
13.35-14.30 Breathlessness (Heart failure, COPD) Julie Goss
14.30-15.30 Palliative Care Emergencies (Spinal Cord Compression,


SVC obstruction)

Catherine Turner
15.30-15.45 BREAK
15.45-16.45 Ethical issues Dr Joan Cunningham
16.45-17.00 Discussion and questions All the above

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