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Palliative Care Week 2022

For Palliative Care Week 2022, The Trinity Centre for Ageing and Intellectual Disability (TCAID) hosted an online webinar - 'End of Life Care for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities' on Tuesday 13 September 2022 at 14:00 - 15:15pm via Zoom.

Prof. Mary McCarron, Director of the Trinity Centre for Ageing and Intellectual Disability and Professor of Ageing and Intellectual Disability, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland launched the book ‘End of Life and People with Intellectual and Developmental Disability - Contemporary Issues, Challenges, Experiences and Practice.’

Dr. Karen Ryan delivered the keynote on ‘The Process of Dying’. Dr Ryan is a Consultant in Palliative Medicine, St Francis Hospice and Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.

In recent years, a growing body of work has developed that aims to ensure that people with an Intellectual Disability are empowered to live their lives to the full even in the face of serious illness and to receive better care at the end of life. This presentation based upon Dr. Ryan’s chapter in the book helps us recognise and understand the dying process as it affects people with Intellectual Disability. It describes the common signs of dying, considers barriers and facilitators to the recognition of these signs and reviews principles of best practice in end-of-life care provision.

Panel discussion: Prof. Roger J. Stancliffe, Prof. Michele Y. Wiese, Prof. Philip McCallion, Prof. Mary McCarron & Dr. Karen Ryan.


The Trinity Centre for Ageing and Intellectual Disability (TCAID) proudly spotlights research published by our community at the Centre each month, named TCAID: In Focus and is available on our website. September features an article pertaining this webinar.

TCAID: In Focus (September 2022) - Click here