Masterclass in Palliative Care 2019

Oxford Centre for Education and Research in Palliative Care: Sobell House (OxCERPC)

Masterclass in Palliative Care 2019


Managing Advanced Heart Failure


10th May 2019




Marymount University Hospital & Hospice, Curraheen, Co Cork


Kate Butcher & Helen Jackson

Guest Speaker: Dr Ronan Curtin, Cardiologist, Cork University Hospital.

Target Audience

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

Key Aims:

  • Knowledge to inform your practice
  • Resources from which to continue learning and adapt that learning in practice
  • A means of ensuring your practice compares with ‘good practice’, benchmarking against your peers Stimulation, time for thinking and reflection
  • The opportunity for networking
  • Knowledge to inform your practice

About the Facilitators:

Kate Butcher is a registered nurse and the Education Lead at OxCERPC. She has a background in community nursing, and is passionate about staff of all levels and disciplines improving their communication skills. She has developed successful Intermediate and Enhanced level communication skills courses, and a new refresher course for those who undertook advanced skills courses several years ago. She is also interested in Psychospiritual care and has contributed to a book on the topic published in 2017.

Dr. Ronan Curtin is a consultant cardiologist at Cork University Hospital, Ireland. He graduated from University College Cork in 1995 and completed his Higher Specialist Training in Cardiology in Ireland in 2005, followed by an Advanced Cardiac Imaging Fellowship in Cleveland Clinic from 2005 to 2007. He was an associate staff cardiologist in the section of Cardiovascular Imaging, Cleveland Clinic from 2007 to 2009, before returning to Ireland. He was awarded a postgraduate Masters Degree in Cardiology in 2002 from Trinity College, Dublin; a Young Investigator Award by the European Society of Cardiology in 2003; and a Medical Doctorate by Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 2010.

Helen Jackson is a Consultant Nurse working in the Oxford Universities NHS Foundation Trust based in secondary care. Her background is in psychiatry, general intensive care and cardiology services. Since 2006 has been working in the specific field of heart failure and has a particular interest in education and collaborative working for the benefit of patients with advanced heart failure.



08.30 Registration Opens
09.00 Welcome & Opening Practice
09.05 Overview of Heart Failure
10.15 Linking Symptoms to Cause & Difficulties with Prognostication
11.15 Coffee
11.30 Medication & Case Studies
13.00 Lunch
13.45 Questions?
14.00 Devices in Heart Failure
15.00 Coffee
15.15 The Reality
16.00 Evaluations & Close
16.30 End of Day


Registration Form


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

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

How to find us:

Marymount University Hospital & Hospice is based on the western side of Cork city. The GPS Coordinates are: N51.8706041, w8.5413182, Eir Code: T12A710