A National Conference was organised through the HSE Quality Improvement Division on February 22nd, 2016 to create an awareness of the Act, its implications, challenges and opportunities for health and social care professionals. The Conference was aimed at managers and staff who involved in planning, managing or delivering services to patients, service users or clients across health and social care settings. This conference brought together key Irish and UK experts to inform staff and managers about the legislation and to explore the impact this Act will have on current practice.
The Conference took place in the Hogan Suite, Croke Park, Dublin from 10.00 a.m. till 4.00 p.m. Speakers included: Ms. Patricia Rickard-Clarke, Solicitor and former Law Reform Commissioner, Dr. Siobhán O'Sullivan, Chief Bioethics Officer, Department of Health and The Hon. Mr. Justice Baker, Judge of the High Court Of Justice (Family Division) England and Wales.
Presentations from the Conference:
Advance Healthcare Directive Provisions - Dr. Siobhán O'Sullivan
Challenges and Opportunities for Health and Social Care Professionals - Patricia T. Rickard-Clarke
Dr. David Robinson
Inclusion Ireland Presentation and Supporting Notes