We are a proud partner of Palliative Care Week 2022, which takes place from Sunday 11 to Saturday 17 September 2022.
Hosted by the All-Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care (AIIHPC), Palliative Care Week aims to raise awareness across the island of Ireland about the difference palliative care can make to people’s quality of life.
This year’s theme is ‘Palliative Care: Living as well as possible’. It echoes AIIHPC’s commitment to raising awareness of the positive impact that palliative care has on the lives of people with life-limiting illnesses and their families; allowing them to live their lives as fully as they can.
Working with partners and colleagues across the palliative care sector and with other organisations and individuals interested in health and wellbeing, AIIHPC has facilitated an annual Palliative Care Week since 2014.
Karen Charnley, AIIHPC Director, said:
We chose this year’s theme – Living as well as possible – as we wanted to show how palliative care enables people to have a good quality of life. It can achieve this by putting the individual at the centre of care, supporting their physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs.
Fintan Fagan, CEO, St Francis Hospice, Dublin and Chair of AIIHPC said:
Palliative Care Week is a hugely important week for us as it creates many opportunities for us to show the vital help that is available for people, along with new developments in palliative care. We are especially looking forward to being able to meet in person at a number of events that are planned for this year, having been all online for the past two years.
IHF Webinar Series
IHF will host three webinars during Palliative Care Week 2022 presenting on and discussing the following topics at each session:
- Palliative Care: Living as Well as Possible
Nicole Forster, Healthcare Development Officer, IHF
- Think Ahead: Having Important Conversations. Learn how to start difficult and important conversations
Valerie Smith, Public Engagement, IHF
- Grief and Loss: how to talk with and support, someone who is grieving
Breffni McGuiness, National Bereavement Development Specialist, IHF
Family Carers Ireland Staff Webinar
Date: 13 September 2022
Public Health Nurse & Community RGN Webinar
Date: 14 September 2022
GP Practice Nurse Webinar
Date: 15 September 2022
Pride in Death – Death Cafe
Date: 16 September
Venue: Pearse St Library, 144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2
LGBTQ, AIIHPC and IHF come together for this death cafe as part of Palliative Care Week.
Talking about these issues with our friends, partners and loved ones can be difficult, but by taking the time to have these conversations when we are at ease and are not in crisis or under pressure, we can make the final stages of life easier to live through.
Nobody should ever feel the need to hide something important about who they are. This LGBTQ+ focused death cafe invites the LGBTQ+ community and allies alike to share our experiences and discuss any and all subjects around this universal life experience.
Donegal Hospice & Palliative Care Services Conference
Date: 14 September
Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel in Letterkenny
We will be speaking at and hosting an information stand at this conference. Other speakers include Professor Orla Hardiman and Professor Simon Noble.
Our colleagues in hospitals nationwide will host stands during the week with information on palliative care
Throughout the week on our social platforms, we will share self-care tips for people receiving palliative care, insights in to the day-to-day realities of palliative care workers and will attempt to bust some common myths about palliative care. Check in to our social platforms via these links:
About Palliative Care
Palliative care is holistic care that focuses on relieving pain and other symptoms when you have a serious illness, regardless of age, diagnosis, or stage of illness. This type of care aims to improve the quality of life for people with life-limiting illnesses and their families.