Updates & News

Update on advance care planning - February 2017

The information sheet below provides an update on advance care planning and IHF activities and resources. It can be accessed by clicking on the picture below. ACP Update Feb 17  

'Planning Ahead' Advance Care Planning & Advance Care Directives Training - October 2016

  This half day workshop is suitable for all staff working in adult healthcare services and settings (Nursing Homes / Care Homes) who have an interest or a role in supporting residents or patients to plan for end-of-life  care.

Full details and booking information available HERE >>> 

Inclusion Ireland welcomes the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015

Inclusion Ireland has welcomed the historical enactment of the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Bill 2013 by President Michael D Higgins at Áras an Uachtaráin today. The Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015 brings about the long-awaited repeal of the Victorian-era Lunacy Regulation (Ireland) Act 1871 and the Marriage of Lunatics Act 1811. This ground-breaking legislation will result in significant improvements in the lives of persons with intellectual disabilities as their ability to make decisions for themselves will be enshrined in law. Read more here.

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland welcomes the Act

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland has welcomed the historic passing of the Assisted Decision Making Bill into law. This legislation will now provide the legal guidance to uphold the autonomy and dignity of the person with dementia. It is an important piece of legislation, which may apply to any person now or in the future. Ensuring a person with dementia has his or her autonomy to make decisions respected is now both ethically and legally pertinent. Read more here.

Hospice Foundation: Newly enacted bill is ground-breaking for Irish peoples' human rights

The Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF) and the National Council of the Forum on End of Life in Ireland welcome the enactment of the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity)  Bill (Thursday, December 17th), hailing it as a ground-breaking and empowering piece of legislation. Sharon Foley, CEO of The Irish Hospice Foundation said, “Replacing the Lunacy Act of 1871, the Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act 2015 will respect the rights of all individuals and will be particularly relevant for people previously excluded from making decisions on their own behalf. Read more here.
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