Course Title

Masterclass in Palliative Care 2020

In collaboration with Oxford centre for education and research in palliative care at Sobell House, Oxford, United Kingdom


1 day programme




Marymount University Hospital & Hospice, Curraheen, Co Cork



Target Audience

Experienced doctors and nurses who are practising in palliative care or very interested in developing their skills in palliative care

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the pathophysiology, epidemiology, assessment, diagnosis and treatment of cough in the patient receiving palliative care.
  • Discuss the identification, assessment and management of liver disease in the palliative care population.
  • Critically examine the application of best evidence to the management of patients with neuropathic pain in palliative care.
  • Analyse the concept of whole person care and its application to palliative care clinical practice.
  • Discuss the evidence base on current hot topics in palliative care


Dr Fiona Kiely & Dr Mary Miller

Dr Fiona Kiely qualified from University College Cork in 2002. Following a year working in general medicine in Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia, Fiona trained and worked as a general practitioner in Ireland before completing Higher Specialist Training in Palliative Medicine with the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland in 2016. She holds diplomas in Medicine of Elderly, Child Health, Clinical Psychiatry and Clinical Dermatology and is undertaking a PhD in Palliative Care at Lancaster University, United Kingdom. She is currently a consultant in Palliative Medicine at Marymount University Hospital & Hospice, Cork. Fiona has a strong interest in underpinning clinical practice and service develop- ment with robust research and her publications to date have included topics such as out-of-hours palliative care information transfer, intra-professional communication frameworks, patient-reported outcome measurement, symptom control and access to palliative care. She chairs the research committee in Marymount University Hospital & Hospice and is Vice-Chairperson of the Irish Association of Palliative Care

Dr Mary Miller qualified from University College Cork, Ireland in 1988. Mary trained and worked in palliative medicine in Ireland, Sweden and the UK before starting as a consultant in Palliative Medicine in Oxford in 1998. Mary has a strong interest in education; she completed a Diploma in Learning and Teaching at Oxford University 2005, was Training Programme Director and Regional Speciality Advisor (2002 – 2008) and has led the Oxford Advanced Courses in Pain and Symptom Management since 2005. Since the inception of OxCERPC in 2017, Mary and the team are focusing on building an exciting portfolio of courses, building research readiness and reaching out to practitioners across the globe. Mary was Clinical Lead at Sobell House between 2009 and 2016. Mary now leads the end of life care project across OUH. This Quality Improvement project is the largest in her portfolio of QIPs.


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Continuing Education Units for Nurses from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland. Pending

Continuing Professional Development points from the Royal College of Physicians, Ireland. Pending

Course Fee


Application Procedure

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