Ethical Challenges of 21st Century Palliative Care Conference

22/11/2018

On Thursday 14 November 2018 the South Eastern HSC Trust in partnership with Marie Curie NI hosted a conference at Riddel Hall, QUB entitled: Ethical Challenges of 21st Century Palliative Care.

The delegates at this conference include a range of professions from Ireland and the United Kingdom. Local and national experts discussed issues including mental capacity, psychological challenges in delivering palliative care, end of life decision making and the ethical complexities in delivering patient choice.

The welcome address was given by Mr Seamus McGoran, Director of Hospital Services for the South Eastern HSC Trust and the delegates were able to interact with speakers and presentations in real time throughout the conference by using Sli.do technology, a first for the South Eastern HSC Trust and facilitated by the South Eastern Trust’s Organisational Workforce Development Team. The closing address was given by Mr Eamon O’Kane, Divisional General Manager, Marie Curie NI.

Pictured left to right are, Ray Elder, Strategic Lead for Palliative Care, South Eastern HSC Trust, Dr Jennifer Doherty, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, South Eastern HSC Trust, Dr Simon Coulter, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, South Eastern HSC Trust, Dr Barbara Wren, Consultant Psychologist, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, Eamon O’Kane, Divisional General Manager, Marie Curie NI.

Pictured left to right are: Ray Elder, Strategic Lead for Palliative Care, South Eastern HSC Trust, Dr Colin Harper, Chief Executive Officer, Camphill Communities Trust, Dr Regina McQuillan, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, St. Francis Hospice and Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Dr Jennifer Doherty, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, South Eastern HSC Trust, Dr Joan Regan, Co-Medical Director, Marie Curie Hospice Belfast and Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Belfast HSC Trust, Seamus McGoran, Director of Hospital Services, South Eastern HSC Trust, Denise Cranston, Clinical Facilitator for Palliative Care, South Eastern HSC Trust.