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 St. Francis Hospice 14th Annual Kaleidoscope International Palliative Care Conference

"Palliative Care Beyond Cancer: The Journey Towards Inclusiveness"

13th & 14th May 2015, Dublin Castle, Dublin City Centre

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Kaleidoscope is an annual event, hosted by St. Francis Hospice, giving members of the Irish and International health care community an opportunity to explore issues related to palliative care. A variety of topics will be presented to invite us to explore the many colours and shapes of the kaleidoscope of palliative care.


Dr. Timothy Quill - Expanding Palliative Care in a Changing Medical Environment

Dr. Mary McCarron - Mortality of People with Down Syndrome in a Prospective 18 Year Longitudinal Follow-Up: Implications for hospice, palliative care and intellectual disability services

Rev. Prof. Elizabeth MacKinlay - Demential and Dying: Caring for the spirit

Dr. Karen Ryan - Palliative Care Beyond Cancer: The journey towards inclusiveness

Symposium A:
Dr. Clare McAleer - Retrospective comparative cohort study of patients with COPD and lung cancer receiving specialist palliative care
Karen Charnley - Developing the Palliative Hub - Learning Platform: Enhancing on-line education in palliative care on the island of Ireland
Dr. Mary Rabbitte - Psychosocial Care for People with Motor Neurone Disease: The journey from research into education and practice

Symposium B:
Bettina Korn - Planting the Seed: Introducing advance care planning in the context of patients with chronic respiratory disease attending pulmonary rehabilitation
Mags Rodgers - The Palliative Care Needs of People with Advancing Neurological Disease in Ireland
Denise Cranston - Mind Matters - Raising Awareness of Depression in Palliative Care: A collaborative approach to developing a teaching resource between health care professionals within two jurisdictions on the island of Ireland

Symposium C:
George Kernohan - Palliative Cay Care for Non-Malignant Chronic Conditions
Cathleen Mulholland - 'Let's Talk About' - All Ireland experiences of palliative care
Prof. Sonja McIlfatrick - Implementing a Dignity Care Intervention (DCI) for Individuals with Life-Limiting Illness in a Community Setting in Ireland

Symposium D:
Dr. Siobhan Fox - What are the Views of People with Parkinson's Disease and their Families/Carers about Palliative Care?
Karen Charnley - Developing the Children and Young People Palliative Hub: Lessons from the Island of Ireland
Prof. Sonja McIlfatrick - Earlier Integration of Palliative Care: Examining the palliative care needs and quality of life of patients with heart failure and their caregivers


Contact Details
St. Francis Hospice
Raheny Blanchardstown
Tel : (01) 8327535      Tel : (01) 8294000
Fax : (01) 8327635     Fax : (01) 8294099
Email: info@sfh.ie
Registered Charity
Number :10568
St. Francis Hospice is a voluntary organisation under the care of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul.

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