Reflecting on our wishes for End-of-Life Care

With Katie O Connell

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Due to circumstances beyond our control, we unfortunately have to postpone this event, and hope to reschedule for Spring 2017. Our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused.
If you have any queries or interest in future events of this type please feel free to contact us

If you could no longer communicate your wishes around your end-of-life care, would others know what you might want? What would be important to you if you were seriously ill, incapacitated or had a medical emergency?

This one-day workshop will offer you time and space to reflect on what matters to you in relation to planning your end-of-life care and composing your personal Advance Healthcare Directive* or Living Will. An Advance Healthcare Directive informs family, friends and doctors of your wishes for your treatment in the event you can no longer communicate them yourself.

There will be time for reflection, meditation, listening, discussion and debate around this most important topic.  You will be guided through the current Think Ahead form thereby beginning a process to identify your wishes and preferences for medical care; including the right to agree to or to refuse treatment, as well as making provision for arrangements after death.

This training will be a great help in drafting an end-of-life care plan that is meaningful for you, offering peace of mind, as well as building confidence in facing the issues inherent in this stage of life’s journey.

This is an experiential training and numbers are limited.
This training has received the following accreditation: Irish Nursing Board – An Bord Altranais Category 1 Approval Board CEU: 7 (Reflection on Advanced Healthcare Directives/Living Wills)

Full fee: €55  Concession: €40
Includes tea and coffee, notes & materials. Lunch is not included.
For more information contact or Rigpa Cork on (021) 4507033
* The Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015 was passed by the Oireachtas on December 17, 2015. Within this Act is a new provision to legislate for Advance Healthcare Directives.

Kathryne (Katie) O’Connell portraitKathryne (Katie) O’Connell  (RGN, H. Dip., CNS, MSc. Interdisciplinary Palliative Care)

Katie is a Palliative Care Nurse and Educator and continues to work in a clinical Palliative Care setting.

Katie presents trainings, lectures and workshops both nationally and internationally on End-of-life Care & Spiritual Care in Palliative Care, Holistic Palliative Care, Bereavement Support & the role of  non-denominational Spirituality & Spiritual Care in Palliative Care.

Katie has also trained as an Educator in the Rigpa Spiritual Care Education Programme and is a regular facilitator of workshops such as Compassion and Presence, and Self-Care for Carers, as well as leading Mindfulness Meditation and Loving Kindness practice.

1Think Ahead – Planning for death and dying Think Ahead is an Irish Hospice Foundation programme. It provides a guide to members of the public to help you discuss and record your preferences in the event of an emergency, serious illness, or death.

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