Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559020
Title:
Forum on end of life: working to influence policy
Authors:
McGuinness, C.; Murphy, S.; Clarke, P. R.
Affiliation:
Irish Hospice Foundation
Citation:
Forum on end of life: working to influence policy 2015, 5 (Suppl 1):A11 BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
Journal:
BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
Issue Date:
May-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559020
DOI:
10.1136/bmjspcare-2015-000906.34
Additional Links:
http://spcare.bmj.com/cgi/doi/10.1136/bmjspcare-2015-000906.34
Item Type:
Conference Presentation
Language:
en
Description:
Presentation delivered at 'public health and palliative care' conference Bristol, May 11-16 2015. Background The Forum on End of Life in Ireland was launched in 2009 and has conducted a year-long public consultation about end of life issues. A National Council was set up to carry out the work of the Forum. Think Ahead is a public awareness initiative of the Forum on End of Life in Ireland which guides people in recording important information in the event that they are unable to speak for themselves, due to serious illness, emergency or death. Aim The Forum has advocated for legislation of advance health care directives and has worked to raise awareness among members of the public in relation to their rights. Currently in Ireland while common law recognises people’s right to express preferences and make directives, there has been no legislative framework for this, despite European and international law regarding personal autonomy and the right to self-determination.Method. Organised briefings and information seminars for public representatives. Organised public meetings and national conferences which deal with the importance of advance healthcare directives. Spoke of the importance of advance healthcare directives and advance care planning as part of the Oireachtas (Irish Parliament) Health Committee hearings on end of life Called for wider national end of life strategy to take a comprehensive approach to end of life issues, including health, legal, administrative, financial and social. Results Advance healthcare directives are provided for in the Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Bill 2013. Conclusion The aforementioned Bill has yet to be enacted and there remains work to be done in developing policy in this area.
Keywords:
END OF LIFE CARE; HEALTH POLICY
ISSN:
2045-435X; 2045-4368

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMcGuinness, C.en
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, S.en
dc.contributor.authorClarke, P. R.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-06T11:30:20Zen
dc.date.available2015-07-06T11:30:20Zen
dc.date.issued2015-05en
dc.identifier.citationForum on end of life: working to influence policy 2015, 5 (Suppl 1):A11 BMJ Supportive & Palliative Careen
dc.identifier.issn2045-435Xen
dc.identifier.issn2045-4368en
dc.identifier.doi10.1136/bmjspcare-2015-000906.34en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/559020en
dc.descriptionPresentation delivered at 'public health and palliative care' conference Bristol, May 11-16 2015. Background The Forum on End of Life in Ireland was launched in 2009 and has conducted a year-long public consultation about end of life issues. A National Council was set up to carry out the work of the Forum. Think Ahead is a public awareness initiative of the Forum on End of Life in Ireland which guides people in recording important information in the event that they are unable to speak for themselves, due to serious illness, emergency or death. Aim The Forum has advocated for legislation of advance health care directives and has worked to raise awareness among members of the public in relation to their rights. Currently in Ireland while common law recognises people’s right to express preferences and make directives, there has been no legislative framework for this, despite European and international law regarding personal autonomy and the right to self-determination.Method. Organised briefings and information seminars for public representatives. Organised public meetings and national conferences which deal with the importance of advance healthcare directives. Spoke of the importance of advance healthcare directives and advance care planning as part of the Oireachtas (Irish Parliament) Health Committee hearings on end of life Called for wider national end of life strategy to take a comprehensive approach to end of life issues, including health, legal, administrative, financial and social. Results Advance healthcare directives are provided for in the Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Bill 2013. Conclusion The aforementioned Bill has yet to be enacted and there remains work to be done in developing policy in this area.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://spcare.bmj.com/cgi/doi/10.1136/bmjspcare-2015-000906.34en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to BMJ Supportive & Palliative Careen
dc.subjectEND OF LIFE CAREen
dc.subjectHEALTH POLICYen
dc.titleForum on end of life: working to influence policyen
dc.typeConference Presentationen
dc.contributor.departmentIrish Hospice Foundationen
dc.identifier.journalBMJ Supportive & Palliative Careen
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