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Webinar Title: Session 2 – Palliative & End-of-Life Care in Ireland in partnership with the Irish Hospice Foundation

Webinar Series: IFIC Ireland – Making Integrated Care Happen

Broadcast Date: 10/03/2020

Presenters: Deirdre Shanagher, Paul Grehan, Rebecca Lloyd

IFIC Ireland and the Irish Hospice Foundation are delighted to partner on the second webinar in our 2020 series focussed on Palliative and End-of-Life Care in Ireland. Rebecca Lloyd, Public Engagement Officer for the Irish Hospice Foundation will speak about the importance of Advance Care Planning and the Think Ahead programme operated by the Irish Hospice Foundation which enables individuals to think and plan ahead for their end of life care.

It is estimated that 90% of care in the last year of life is provided by the GP and Primary Care Team in Ireland . Primary Palliative care is palliative care practised by community based health care workers such as GPS, Practice Nurses, Community Nurses and Public Health Nurses. Dr Paul Gregan, chair of the Steering Committee for Primary Palliative Care of the Irish Hospice Foundation will speak about the vital role played by primary care providers and clinicians in Ireland to those in need of palliation approaching the end of their life.

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