Places are still available for the workshop on ‘Planning Ahead – Advance Care Planning and Advance Healthcare Directives’.



Date                                                                Time                           Presenter

Friday, 24th February 2017                            9.15am – 4.15pm        Aoife O’Neill


The workshop will look at the process of Advance Care Planning, what is it and how do we do it? Relevant aspects of the Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act will be examined, particularly Advance Healthcare Directives and functional capacity. Participants will have the opportunity to enhance their skills in communicating about future and end of life wishes including Advance Healthcare Directives.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the workshop participants will be able to:

  • have an understanding of Advance Healthcare Directives/Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act 2015;
  • have an understanding of Advance Care Planning;
  • have developed confidence around having discussions regarding Advance Care Planning and Advance Care Directives.

Presenter Profile

Aoife O’Neill has worked with the Irish Hospice Foundation for nine years specifically in the area of end of life care in long term care settings. She co-ordinates the Network of Community Hospitals/Nursing Homes, Quality of Life at End of Life, in the greater Dublin area. She develops and facilitates training/education for staff in both acute and community/long term settings. She has a B.Soc.Sc degree and Masters in Social Work and has also practiced in the areas of physical and intellectual disability, child protection, and mental health.


The Irish Hospice Foundation, Bereavement Education & Resource Centre, Morrison Chambers, 4th Floor, 32 Nassau Street, Dublin 2, D02 YE06.


€100 (1-day workshop) includes light lunch/tea and coffee.

For further information please contact:


Iris Murray | Administrator, Bereavement Education Resource Centre
Tel: 353 1 6793188 Direct : 353 1 6730047