Welcome to Palliative Care
Palliative Medicine is one of the major disciplines involved in the provision of palliative care. Palliative Care has been defined by the World Health Organisation (WHO 2002) as “an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problem associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial and spiritual.” See web link: http://www.who.int/cancer/palliative/definition/en/
This webpage provides an outline of academic palliative medicine activity within Trinity College Dublin teaching and affiliated hospitals, and the main TCD affiliated hospice, Our Lady’s Hospice in Harold’s Cross (OLH). Palliative Medicine consultant led hospital consult teams are established in St James’s Hospital (Dr Peter Lawlor and Dr Liam O’Siorain), the Adelaide, Meath and National Children’s Hospital (AMNCH) (Dr Stephen Higgins), and Naas General Hospital (Dr Miriam Colleran). These consultants have sessional attachments to both acute care hospitals and to OLH. They hold honorary university lectureships with Trinity College, and one also holds an adjunct Associate Professor appointment with the Division of Palliative Care Medicine, Department of Oncology, University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada.
OLH has academic links with both Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and University College Dublin (UCD) For more general information regarding OLH please click on the following webpage link: www.olh.ie