Dr Maeve Hurley, SHEP and Dr Nicola O’ Sullivan are collaborating to support Ireland’s frontline practitioners
Heart of Frontline Practice is a collaborative alliance between SHEP (Social & Health Education Project), Dr Maeve Hurley, Dr Nicola O’ Sullivan and Fern Higgins Atkinson (Relationships in Practice). We are all practitioners with shared values and a common interest in supporting frontline practitioners’ health and wellbeing through reflective practice.
Our intention is to create supportive spaces where we can come together as committed practitioners to connect, share and learn and to deepen our understanding of what it means to be truly engaged in values-based, heartful practice.
We hope to stimulate a national conversation about the reality of working in frontline practice and to highlight the need for more reflective spaces to support those working in frontline roles.
Our next event will be our fourth annual conference, ‘Reconnecting with the Heart of Frontline Practice’ on Tuesday 30th May 2023 at Nano Nagle Place in Cork.
The conference will also be available online as a hybrid in-person/online event and it is open to all frontline practitioners working in health, social care, social work and education.
This year’s theme is Connecting with Compassion in Diverse and Complex Settings.
Our intention is to create a supportive space where we can come together as committed practitioners to connect, share and learn and to deepen our understanding of what it means to be truly engaged in values-based, heartful practice.
Event Date: Tuesday 30th May 2023
Event Time: 9:30am-4:00pm
Location: Online and Nano Nagle Place, T12 X7OA
Event Details: Reconnecting with the Heart of Frontline Practice – Connecting with Compassion in Diverse and Complex Settings
Guest speakers are Dr Tom A. Hutchinson, Professor, Department of Medicine and Department of Oncology and Director, McGill Programs in Whole Person Care, Canada; Dr Naomi Masheti and Fionnuala O’Connell from Cork Migrant Centre, and Marianne Adams, a senior art therapist and senior lecturer in MTU Art Psychotherapy Department.
Each will share insight and experiences of how relating in a person-centred, compassionate way in work settings impacts positively on health and wellbeing outcomes for all.
This one-day event has been given CPD approval by the Royal College of Physicians Ireland (RCPI) and it will include interactive plenary sessions and facilitated break-out spaces.
The subsidised fee is €50 and tickets are available on Eventbrite or contact Robyn at firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition to the conference, there will be a specialist workshop on Monday 29th May 2023, 3-7pm, at Nano Nagle Place in Cork facilitated Dr Tom A. Hutchinson, Professor, Department of Medicine and Department of Oncology and Director, McGill Programs in Whole Person Care, Canada. ‘Relating to Patients: Connection, Awareness, Relationship, Engagement: An Interactive Workshop on Whole Person Care’ is open to all clinicians caring for patients as physicians, nurses or allied health professionals. The workshop aims to explore connection, mindfulness, congruence and the communication stances in clinical care. The cost of this half-day event is €160 via Eventbrite. Certificates are available for all attendees and this event also has RCPI CPD approval.