Forum on end-of-life conference 2017
Forum 2017 – Have Your Say: Your Life, Your Death, Your Say
- When : Tuesday 10th October 2017
- Where: Dublin Castle Conference Centre
The fifth national Forum on end-of-life conference will take place on October 10th in Dublin Castle Conference Centre.
Charter For End-of-Life in Ireland
Prominent national and international speakers will speak on a range of dying, death and bereavement issues.
The results of the Irish Hospice Foundation’s nationwide “Have Your Say” survey which was carried out at the end of 2016 will be presented with a view to creating a Charter for End-of-Life and Bereavement in Ireland.
What To Expect
You will hear personal experiences and expert views on end-of-life issues.
The Chair of Panel Speakers and discussion will be RTÉ journalist David McCullagh.
You will have the opportunity to have your say and hear what others have to say on death, dying and bereavement.
Keynote Speaker – Professor Jenny Kitzinger
Jenny Kitzinger is Professor of Communications Research at Cardiff University and Co-Director of the Coma and Disorders of Consciousness Research Centre. Jenny convened the Cardiff ‘Before I Die’ festival and is co-author of a report for the Welsh Government on how to increase awareness and uptake of Advance Decisions. She has served on working parties for the Royal College of Physicians and the Nuffield Bioethics Council and her work has contributed to parliamentary and House of Lords reports as well as being used to create an online resource about prolonged disorders of consciousness for families and healthcare professionals.
Have Your Say Now…In case you can’t at the time
Abstract: In her exploration of Advance Decisions (England/Wales) and Advance Healthcare Directives (Ireland), Professor Kitzinger will examine the challenges around how decisions are made when the patient has lost the ability to make choices for themselves (e.g. due to acquired brain injury). She will discuss how Advance Decisions to refuse treatment have played out in England and Wales, and invite reflection on the situation in Ireland and the potential of Advance Health Directives.
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