“We are delighted to have Prof Seamus O’Mahony providing the key note address at our inaugural Beacon Hospital ICU Study Day. Prof O’Mahony is the author of the critically acclaimed book “The way we die now”. This book is a thought provoking account of his encounters with death and dying both on a professional capacity as an acute physician, and on a personal level. With technological advances in healthcare, we have increasingly sophisticated ways to treat diseases and conditions that in the past were associated with near certain death. Prof O’Mahony encourages the reader to think about death and dying in the context of an ever changing world of technological advances.
We are particularly honoured to welcome Barbara Egan, a survivor of a critical illness that necessitated an admission to an intensive care unit and a prolonged hospital admission. Barbara will provide an account of what it is like to survive a devastating critical illness, and the lengths she has gone to support others, like her, who have required ICU to support their organs at the time of a critical illness.
Members of our expert ICU team will also speak discussing advances in ICU medicine, and ICU follow-up that we undertake in the Beacon to ensure that we get the best possible outcomes for our patients.
We invite you to attend to discuss critical illness, and the sequelae of ICU which can have a very significant impact on quality of life post ICU.”
Please note registration is at 08.30am
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