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Palliative Care Week 2023

Welcoming “Finite Lives” Report

The Irish Hospice Foundation welcomes the newly published report Finite Lives which examines State Services around dying, death and bereavement.             Angela Edghill, Irish Hospice Foundation, Advocacy and Public Engagement Manager said the ground breaking report is the first of its kind and proves that dying is everyone’s business. Ms […]

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Are we ready to “Think Ahead”? Research says yes

Research on end-of-life planning shows Irish patients are well able to “Think Ahead” The Irish Hospice Foundation and the Forum on End of Life in Ireland have today (21st welcomed the publication in The Irish Medical Journal (IMJ) this month of a General Practice based study which found a strongly positive response by patients to […]

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Matt Cooper talks about Think Ahead & DNR decision on the Saturday Night Show

Matt Cooper talks about Think Ahead

Matt Cooper talks about Think Ahead For most of us, discussions and signing of  Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) orders will only happen once. But Matt Cooper, host of “The Last Word” was faced with the difficult decision of signing DNR consents for both parents. Matt spoke about this experience with Brendan O’Connor on the Saturday Night […]

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Think Ahead – One Family’s Story

Think Ahead One Family's Story

Wendy plans for end-of-life with Think Ahead Wendy Coughlan from Greystones, who has terminal cancer, discusses how she has used the Think Ahead Form. Wendy has used Think Ahead to plan for her end-of-life care with her family. In this video, she and her daughter, Helen, speak openly and passionately about how Think Ahead has helped […]

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Briefing paper on Advance Healthcare Directives

Briefing paper on advance healthcare directives

Questions and answers on Advance Healthcare Directives This briefing paper answers some of the questions people may have about the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) bill and the issue of Advance Care Directives. “This act provides a legislative policy framework which supports our work to enable people think about what they want for themselves at end of life, primarily through […]

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Taoiseach urges people to Think Ahead and plan for End of Life

    TAOISEACH Enda Kenny today (Thursday) launched phase two of Think Ahead, an initiative which encourages people to plan for end of life by recording their wishes in the event of an emergency, serious illness or death. Developed by the Forum on End of Life in Ireland, a project of the Irish Hospice Foundation, […]

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