1. 1.Welcome from Director
  2. 2.Palliative Care Week 13-19 September 2020
  3. 3.Public Health Research in Palliative : Towards Solutions for Global Challenges Research Seminar moving online to 17-18 November
  4. 4.COVID – 19 Project AIIHPC Webinars
  5. 5.Palliative care, End of Life  and Bereavement Education Database
  6. 6.Palliative Care Research Network Webinar 
  7. 7.Introduction to Implementation Science for Palliative Care Research – Online Workshop
  8. 8.Celebrating PCRN Members Successes in securing EU Funding
  9. 9.News from AIIHPC Partners
  10. 10.Upcoming Events and Conferences on the island of Ireland

Welcome from Director

Welcome to our June Newsletter

I am delighted to report that planning for Palliative Care Week 13-19 September 2020, is moving ahead and we would welcome your ideas and suggestions for getting involved, details below.

AIIHPC is hosting the Second International Research Seminar of the European Association for Palliative Care Research Network (EAPC RN) and the EAPC Reference Group on Public Health and Palliative Care, ‘Public Health Research in Palliative Care: Towards Solutions for Global Challenges’. The Seminar has been rescheduled and I am happy to say will now go ahead online on the 18 and 19 November, see below for more details. 

AIIHPC continually updates  The Palliative Care, End of Life and Bereavement Education Database and I am pleased to say there are now 168 courses on offer, full details below.  Please also see what’s new on the Palliative Hub Professional website, details below.

AIIHPC’s response to COVID-19 from mid-March has been focused on facilitating Project ECHO AIIHPC Webinars and I am delighted to say 22 webinars have now been held with 10297 participants and 5427 views of the videos in The Palliative Hub – Professional Covid-19 section 

We would also like to mention upcoming research events in June including an online workshop on Implementation Science with speakers from TCD Public Health and Primary Care and the Hull York Medical School Wolfson Palliative Care Research Centre and the next webinar in the PCRN Webinar Series.

We are also delighted that the successes of PCRN members’ collaborations to secure funding for research from EU Horizon 2020 was recently highlighted by HRB.

Stay Safe

AIIHPC Director

Karen Charnley

Palliative Care Week 13-19 September 2020

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Care Week is taking place from Sunday 13 to Saturday 19 September 2020. For Palliative Care Week 2020, we at AIIHPC feel that it will be essential to speak into the ongoing COVID-19 context and promote what palliative care has to offer in this context. The theme and tagline ‘Palliative Care: In this together’ reflects this. Quality of life is sustained where all supports for a person with palliative care needs are mobilized, including the wider community alongside health and social care, which has been a feature of the community response to COVID-19. We have been engaging with our Voices4Care service user, carer and interested citizen group in relation to planning. Ongoing social/physical distance restrictions are likely to have a major impact on the potential for events and gatherings where promotional materials would be distributed, so we will have to adapt accordingly. We invite all those with an interest in promoting awareness and understanding of palliative care to think how they can get involved in Palliative Care Week. Please think about engaging a different way – maybe you can support media activity, including social media, or you may think of an online event.  If you are interested in getting involved or want to find out more about Palliative Care Week 2020, please contact Brendan O’Hara, AIIHPC Programme Manager, on bohara@aiihpc.org

Public Health Research in Palliative: Towards Solutions for Global Challenges Research Seminar moving online to 17-18 November

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of Hospice and Palliative Care has been invited to host the 2020 International Research Seminar of the European Association for Palliative Care Research Network (EAPC RN) and the EAPC Reference Group on Public Health and Palliative Care.  The Second International Seminar, ‘Public Health Research in Palliative Care: Towards Solutions for Global Challenges’ will now take place online on the 17 & 18 November 2020.

Due to ongoing COVID-19 social/physical distancing requirements, and the potential for restrictions to continue into the autumn, unfortunately it will not be possible to hold the event in Belfast in October as planned. Please see Statement on decision to postpone the event and move it online here. The theme of the seminar – Public Health Research in Palliative Care: Towards Solutions for Global Challenges – is ever more relevant in the context of COVID-19 pandemic, one of the most significant public health crises any of us will experience.

The online programme will be delivered at various time slots on Tuesday 17 November and Wednesday 18 November 2020, rather than two full days online. It will aim to ensure that the identity of the conference is maintained and that there will be plenty of opportunities for exchange, and for learning from each other. The date for abstract submissions has been extended to Friday 24 July 2020. Abstracts will be particularly welcome under the additional theme: Public Health Palliative Care – Response to COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic. Abstracts accepted will be published in the journal Palliative Care and Social Practice.

More details on the programme will be available on the website soon where you can also find information about the seminar and register to attend here

COVID – 19 Project AIIHPC Webinars

AIIHPC’s response to COVID-19 from mid-Mach has been focused on facilitating Project ECHO AIIHPC Webinars with 22 webinars held with 10297 attending.

Presentations from all of the webinars (Nursing Homes, Intellectual Disability Services, Mental Health Services and Disability Services) are available on the Palliative Hub Professional COVID-19 pages here.

Palliative Care, End of Life and Bereavement Education Database

AIIHPC continually updates The Palliative Care, End of Life and Bereavement Education Database to show courses on offer in 2020.

The database details 168 courses which range from one-day courses through to Masters programmes. The courses are from 39 providers including hospices, charities, colleges, universities, hospitals and health sector education providers and private companies. Further information is available here

If any organisation is offering a palliative care, end of life or bereavement course or workshop and would like to include it in the database, please contact Bernadette Pirihi in the AIIHPC team for further guidance – email bpirihi@aiihpc.org

Palliative Care Research Network Webinar

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AIIHPC are delighted to  have successfully launched the Palliative Care Research Network webinar series. The series is being delivered by PCRN members and invited guest speakers. The topics and themes have been selected to support knowledge transfer and exchange among PCRN and ECRF members and other healthcare and social care professionals. If you have not been able to attend one of the previous the webinars, they are available in playback on the Palliative Hub Professional – Research Zone

Upcoming Webinar

Topic: Ensuring Rigour, Quality and Publishability in Mixed-Methods Research

PCRN Member: Assoc. Professor Suzanne Guerin, University College Dublin

Date & Time: 23 June, 15:30-16:30

To register to attend the upcoming webinar of if you have an idea for a webinar or would like to deliver a webinar on your particular area of expertise please contact Clodagh O’Donovan at codonovan@aiihp.org 

Previous Webinars available in playback

Topic: An introduction to the HRB Open Research Platform

PCRN Member: Dr Bridget Johnston, Trinity College Dublin and guest speaker Vicky Hellon F.100

Available at: Link

Topic: Qualitative Research and grounded theory and how to apply them to palliative care

PCRN Member: Dr Bridget Johnston, Trinity College Dublin and guest speaker Vicky Hellon F.100

Available at: Link

Topic: Advanced Care Planning:Issues raised by the COVID-19 pandemic

PCRN Member: Dr John Lombard, University of Limerick

Available at: coming soon

AIIHPC has developed The Palliative Hub – Research Zone platform to support PCRN and ECRF members to promote their work. If you have a research experience, knowledge, findings or a recently published a peer reviewed article that palliative care researchers, service providers and/or people with life-limiting conditions may have an interest in please contact Marie McKeon at mmckeon@aiihpc.org.

Introduction to Implementation Science for Palliative Care Research – Online Workshops

AIIHPC are delivering this online workshop that will introduce participants to implementation science specifically for palliative care research, the barriers, and drivers for successful implementation, and how to deliver evidence-based care through conscious implementation, for more information please see workshop agenda. This workshop has been developed to support AIIHPC Palliative Care Research Network and Early Career Researcher Forum members as well as our clinical partners to plan implementation strategies for research proposals and findings. It will introduce participants to implementation science specifically for palliative care research, the barriers and drivers for successful implementation and how to deliver evidence-based care through conscious implementation.  It will equip participants to think practically about how to plan for and evaluate the implementation of evidence-based innovations.

The keynote speakers for the workshop are,

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To register for this online workshop please email Marie McKeon at mmckeon@aiihpc.org  and include ‘Online Workshop’ in the subject title.

Celebrating PCRN Members Successes in Securing EU Funding

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AIIHPCare delighted that Palliative Care Research specifically the success of PCRN members has been highlighted in the latest edition of the HRB Ezine see link.. This includes PCRN members and other researchers who were successful in securing funding for palliative care research as part of international collaborations for EU Horizon 2020.

News from AIIHPC Partners

Guidance for Bereavement Support provided by Specialist Palliative Care Social Workers in Ireland

 In response to COVID-19 an addendum has been added to Guidance for Bereavement Support provided  by Specalist Palliative Care Social Workers in Ireland.  The document provides evidence informed guidance to all specialist palliative care social workers who are involved in the delivery of bereavement support to patients and families.  Download the Document here.

Upcoming Events and Conferences on the island

June 2020

Introduction to Implementation Science for Palliative Care Research – Online Workshop

11 June (9:45 – 13:00)  – email mmckeon@aiihpc.org  

PCRN Webinar –  Ensuring Rigour, Quality and Publishability in Mixed-Methods Research,  Assoc. Professor Suzanne Guerin, University College Dublin, 23 June  15:30 – 16:30 – email mailto:codonovan@aiihpc.org?subject=I’m%20interested%20in%20attending%20the%20PCRN%20webinar%20series

September 2020

Palliative Care Week,  13 – 19 September 2020

November 2020

‘Public Health Research in Palliative Care: Towards Solutions for Global Challenges’, 18 – 19 November 2020 – Online (Link)

Please consult the AIIHPC websites for our events listing which details conferences and events on the island of Ireland and internationally www.aiihpc.org

Enviado por José Antonio Sierra