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Workshop: Seminar on Palliative Care and Disabilities

All Ireland Seminar on Palliative Care and disabilities: Impact of legislation to improve quality of life and realise human rights

Tuesday 12th June 2018; 10:00 am – 15:15 pm
Ashling Hotel, Dublin

The Institute is hosting a seminar on “Palliative Care and Disabilities: Impact of legislation to improve quality of life and realise human rights “on Tuesday 12 June 2018 in Dublin.

Current legislation such as the Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act 2015 (Republic of Ireland) and Mental Capacity Act (Northern Ireland) 2016 impacts advocacy and care planning across the island of Ireland for people with disability and palliative care needs. To respond to this legislation researchers share a responsibility with health care professionals to support successful implementation with evidence-based research and practice.

This seminar aims to provide information on the legislation, its impact and what this means for research in palliative care. It will provide opportunities for health care researchers to network with colleagues in law, advocacy and human rights to identify collaboration opportunities.

Some of the speakers at the seminar will include Dr. Eiliónoir Flynn Senior Lecturer at the School of Law and Deputy Director of the Centre for Disability Law and Policy (CDLP), National University of Ireland Galway; Prof. Mary McCarron Professor of Aging and Intellectual Disability and Dean of Health Sciences, Trinity College Dublin; Áine Flynn Director of the Decision Support Service (DSS) Mental Health Commission; Dr. Gerry Lynch Chair of Royal College of Psychiatrists Northern Ireland.

If you are interested in the seminar please contact Bernadette Pirihi: [email protected] 

Link to Programme: All Ireland Seminar on Palliative Care and disabilities: Impact of legislation to improve quality of life and realise human rights

 

 

All-Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care at Our Lady's Hospice and Care Services, Harold's Cross, Dublin 6. Tel: +353 (0)1 491 2948. Email: [email protected]