Session 1 – Human Rights and the Provision of Care
Tuesday 10th November 2020 – 9.30am – 11.50am
9.30 am Opening of the Day – Mr Conor MCarthy, Saint John of God Hospitaller Services Group CEO.
Chair –Dr Larkin Feeney, Clinical Director, Saint John of God Adult Mental Health Community Services
9.40 am – Keynote Speaker – Prof Emily Logan, Adjunct Professor (Human Rights Practice), Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUIG. ‘’Small Places: Protecting Human Rights’
10.20 am – 5 minute break
10.25 am – Aine Flynn, Mental Health Commission, DSS
‘The Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015 in the Context of Mental Health Services:
Overview and Update’.
10.40 am -Michael Keating, HIQA
‘Promoting a Care Environment that is Free from Restrictive Practices’.
10.55 am – 5 minute break
11.00 am -Prof Brian O’Donoghue, Associate Professor University Melbourne, ‘Reducing Involuntary
Admissions by Identifying High Risk Groups’.
11.15 am– Michael Groves & Charles Searson, Wicklow Mental Health Engagement Forum-‘Recovery
focused – changes over the past ten years’.
11.30 am – Panel Discussion – Live-panel members – Chair: Dr. Larkin Feeney. Aine Flynn, MHC., Prof Brian O’Donoghue, Michael Keating, HIQA, Emma Balmaine, CEO St John of God Hospital CLG; Teresa Mallon, Director of Quality and Program Development, SJOG ID Services, Charles Searson and Michael Groves.
What have been the key changes in human rights over 30 years in the provision of mental health, specialist dementia and intellectual disability services?
What are the challenges for research for the next 10 years?
11.50 am – Close Session –Chair –Dr. Larkin Feeney