- Dying with Dignity Bill
- Legal and Ethical Issues
- Withdrawing treatment
A one-day conference
Live Virtual Event
Date: 3rd March 2021
The law in regards to caring for vulnerable adults, adolescents, end of life care patients and children is rapidly changing and evolving in Ireland and it is important that all healthcare and legal professionals fully understand recent developments in relation to Advance Healthcare Directives, the Dying with Dignity Bill and Palliative care ethics.
This one-day conference will provide an important opportunity for delegates to hear from leading experts and discuss important current developments you need to note going forward. This conference will also provide you with the opportunity to exchange ideas, hear of recent cases that are setting a precedent going forward and listen to others who are working in this area, their experiences and come away with best methods to implement for patients going forward.
This event will be of real interest to all healthcare professionals who deal with vulnerable adults, children and adolescents, nurses, directors of nursing, carers, consultants, legal representatives and those who deal with end of life care to name just a few.
Full Day Programme
|Opening Remarks & Conference Chair
Dr Elizabeth Fahey McCarthy, RN, RM, RNT, MAEd, Professional Education Consultant
|Dying with Dignity Bill
Speaker: Aisling Mulligan BCL (Phil), B.L Barrister at the Law Library, Four Courts
|Children and Consent: clinical and end of life issues
Speaker: Catherine Ghent, Partner, Gallagher Shatter Solicitors
|Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide
Speaker: Sophie Honohan, Barrister-at-Law, The Law Library
|Preserving the centrality of the person’s will and preference- A case for Advance Healthcare Directives
Speaker: Caoimhe Gleeson, National Specialist in Accessibility/ National Programme Lead- Assisted Decision Making, HSE National Assisted Decision Making and Consent Office
|Withdrawing treatment from patients with incurable illnesses
Speaker: Dr. Shaun O Keeffe Consultant Geriatrician at Galway University Hospital
|End of life decisions regarding persons with dementia: autonomy, best interests and ethics
|Advance care planning in palliative care
Aisling Mulligan BL
Barrister-At-Law, The Law Library
Aisling Mulligan BL is a practising barrister in the areas of Public Health and Social Care.Read more
She holds a masters from the Royal College of Surgeons in Healthcare ethics and Law, having graduated from UCD with a Bachelor of Civil Law with a minor in philosophy. Aisling has a particular interest in “incapacity” and its effects on the rights of patient autonomy. Her area of speciality relates to the provision of services for those who lack capacity within the healthcare, education and residential services.
Barrister-At-Law, The Law Library
Sophie Honohan was called to the Bar of Ireland in 2010 and has a mixed civil practice with a particular focus on administrative and regulatory law.Read more
She also has lecturing experience with DCU, the King’s Inns and DBS in a variety of legal subjects, predominantly in Company Law. In addition to her professional qualification she holds a degree in business and law from University College Dublin and is an Accredited Mediator. As part of a group of barristers, Sophie received the human rights award at the Irish Law Awards 2014 for work with the Magdalen Commission and she was also involved in work relating to the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes. Sophie is a proof-reader for the Irish Reports published by the Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for Ireland. She is currently undertaking a Masters in Environmental Law in University College Cork.
National Programme Lead for Assisted Decision Making in the HSE
Caoimhe Gleeson is the National Programme Lead for Assisted Decision Making in the HSE. The HSE National ADM programme was established to prepare staff and services for the commencement of the Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act 2015.Read more
This work includes the development of guidance on the 2015 Act for health and social care staff, overseeing the drafting of the Codes on Advance Healthcare Directives on behalf of the Minister for Health, assessing the impact the 2015 Act will have on health and social care staff and service delivery, and the development of a suite of education and training tools. She is also National Specialist in Accessibility and has worked in the area of equality and human rights advocacy, policy and service development for a number of years in Ireland in relation to people with disabilities, the LGBTI Community and other diverse groups. She is also an accredited mediator within the HSE.
Before joining the H.S.E. she worked in Community Development with NUI, Galway in partnership with a wide variety of agencies and non-governmental organisations in the North West region of the Republic of Ireland and in Northern Ireland.
Elizabeth Fahey McCarthy
Professional Education Consultant
Elizabeth Fahey McCarthy PhD, has extensive experience in Nursing and Nurse Education. Nursing experience includes general and paediatric nursing originally and in later years generalist palliative care and care of the older person to include expertise in dementia care.Read more
. Teaching experience has always been integral within her nursing experience. In America and England she held clinical and educational posts concurrently. This enhanced her teaching experience as she was also immersed in a cinical case load. In America her work was voluntary at a Centre for HIV/ AIDS. In the UK her work was divided between Health Promotion and the NHS. Elizabeth’s post was as a Senior Nurse Manager at ADoN level, providing education, testing, counselling and on-going co-ordination of care for persons with HIV/AIDS in Buckinghamshire. Co-ordinating care to die at home was a priority and so working with Specialist Palliative care was central to the role. On return to Ireland she returned to a full-time academic career in nurse Education with TCD. Elizabeth’s teaching and Research interests are in Reflective Learning and Practice, Bioethics, Palliative and End-of life Care.
There will be CPD certificates awarded to attendees at this conference. Please check directly with your association or awarding body to see how many points they will award
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You will receive the speakers PowerPoint presentations within 24 hours after the event.