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Assessment of Physical and Cognitive Deterioration in Function in Palliative Care

Assessment of Physical and Cognitive Deterioration in Function in Palliative Care

Assessment of Physical and Cognitive Deterioration in Function in Palliative Care

Doiminic Ó Brannagáin
Doiminic Ó Brannagáin
on behalf of Health Education England

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Launch date: 06 Apr 2018
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Last updated: 02 May 2018

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This session provides a framework for the assessment of physical and cognitive deterioration in function in end of life care patients. This session was reviewed by Amy Proffitt and Christina Faull and last updated in November 2015.

Objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:
• Explain the importance of regularly assessing physical and cognitive function in end of life care patients
• Outline the core elements in assessing physical and cognitive function, and the key professionals involved in assessment
• Give examples of standardised tools used in clinical practice and research and their utility/limitations
• Outline the impact of deteriorating physical and cognitive function on the patient and their family/carers
Doiminic Ó Brannagáin

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Doiminic Ó Brannagáin
on behalf of Health Education England

Doiminic is a graduate of the National University of Ireland in Dublin. He was appointed Consultant in Palliative Medicine to the former North Eastern Health Board in 2002. Doiminic is a Senior Lecturer in Medicine with the RCSI and the Clinical Director for Louth Meath Hospital Group and Regional Palliative Care Services in the North East.

Doiminic was appointed by the National Council for Specialist Palliative Care for Ireland. He is currently the National Speciality Director (Palliative Medicine) of the Irish Committee on Higher Medical Training. He also sits on the JRCPTB Specialist advisory committee for Palliative Medicine. Doiminic has held a number of national posts including: Chairperson of the Irish Association of Palliative Care, member of the National Council for Specialist Palliative Care.

Doiminic’s current clinical and research interests are the transition to palliative care in acute hospitals, care of the actively dying patient and palliative care in neurodegenerative diseases. In 2006 Doiminic was awarded a National Public Service Excellence Award for his work on improving the Care of the Dying in Hospitals.

Doiminic worked with the Law Reform Commission in preparing the Consultation Document and Report on Advanced Care Directives.

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  • Health Education England
  • 0.50 Units -
    Exam Pass Rate: 60

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