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Webinar series – Advance care planning, supported decision making and Do Not Attempt Resuscitation (DNAR)

COVID-19 has presented some particular challenges for healthcare workers. In response to these issues, the HSE National Office for Human Rights and Equality Policy developed Guidance Regarding Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and DNAR Decision-Making during the COVID-19 Pandemic to support healthcare workers. The guidance provides details on advance care planning and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) decision-making – including making do not attempt resuscitation (DNAR) decisions where appropriate in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The HSE National Office for Human Rights and Equality Policy delivered a series of webinars in June / July 2020 to highlight this guidance and provide practical information on supporting people to think and plan for their future care and treatment choices.

Week 1 - Guidance regarding Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and DNAR Decision-Making during the COVID-19 Pandemic - what is the guidance, why is it needed, what does it mean for practice?

Thursday 18th June 2020, 2pm

Chaired by: Prof. Mary Donnelly, Dean of School of Law, UCC and Co-Chair of the HSE National Consent Policy.

Presented by: Prof. Shaun O'Keeffe, Consultant Physician and Geriatrician and Co-Chair of the HSE National Consent Policy.

Contributors include Ms. Deirdre Lang, National Lead for Older Person's Service, Dr. Fiona Morrissey, Disability Law Researcher and Advocate, Ms. Avilene Casey, Dr. Miriam Bell, The National Deteriorating Patient Recognition & Response Improvement Programme and Dr. John O’Brien, GP and Covid Advisor Primary Care to Chief Clinical Officer.

Week 2 - Advance Care Planning - what is it, who needs to do it, when do you do it?

Thursday 25th June 2020, 130pm

Chaired by: Prof. Mary Donnelly, Dean of School of Law, UCC and Co-Chair of the HSE National Consent Policy.

Presented by: Dr Brendan O’Shea, GP and Assistant Adjuvant Professor in Primary Care and Public Health, Trinity College Dublin

Contributors include: Prof. Shaun O’Keeffe, Consultant Physician and Geriatrician and Co-Chair of the HSE National Consent Policy, Dr. Fiona Morrissey, Disability Law Researcher and Advocate, and Dr Louise Campbell, lecturer in Medical Ethics, School of Medicine, NUIG.

Week 3 - Supporting people to make choices about their future care and treatment  

Thursday 2nd July, 2pm

Chaired by: Prof. Mary Donnelly, Dean of School of Law, UCC and Co-Chair of the HSE National Consent Policy.

Presented by: Dr. Fiona Morrissey, Disability Law Researcher and Advocate

Contributors include: Prof. Shaun O’Keeffe, Consultant Physician and Geriatrician and Co-Chair of the HSE National Consent Policy, Deirdre Shanagher, National Development Manager – Palliative and End of Life Care, Irish Hospice Foundation, and Judy Ryan, Director, Nursing and Midwifery Planning and Development South East

If you would like further information, please email adm@hse.ie