Dr Maeve Hurley, founder of Ag Eisteacht, will present a Masterclass exploring the potential of a relational approach to enhance the quality of life for older people.
The Masterclass is one of two taking place at Northridge House Education and Research Centre in Castle Road, Mahon on Friday 12th April.
Professor Amanda Phelan will give a key note address and a Masterclass on restrictive practice and understanding how we promote the rights of elderly people.
Both Masterclasses are open to all practitioners working with older people in healthcare settings and are part of Northridge House and St Luke’s Home seventh annual conference, which runs on 11th and 12th April.
The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Enhancing Quality of life in Unrestricted Healthcare Environments’.
Introducing evidence of the link between the quality of relationships and health outcomes, Maeve’s presentation will focus on the importance of seeing the patient in the context of his or her relationships and how those relationships can help to strengthen and protect their health.
An experiential exercise will allow participants to reflect on and explore how a residential setting may be experienced by the resident, family members and staff.
Dr Maeve Hurley said: “The quality of relationships is a key determinant of health and wellbeing, acting as both a buffer and a risk factor in health outcomes. I welcome this opportunity to share insight to help those working with the elderly to enhance their ability to build responsive relationships with residents and their families.”
Maeve will introduce Ag Eisteacht’s ABLE training model (Adopt a relational approach, Build, Listen and Empower) as a framework to support practitioners to be present and attuned.
A place on the Masterclass is just €50. To book your place click here