IFIC Ireland Upcoming Events

Posting upcoming IFIC Ireland events accessible to all

Hi everyone,
Thanks to Michelle for inviting me. For any of you who don’t know us, IFIC Ireland is a hub of the International Foundation for Integrated Care and our mission is to advance the science, knowledge and adoption of integrated care in policy and practice in Ireland and internationally. I’m starting this topic to post our upcoming events and let you know about the resources we already have available. And if anyone would like to learn more about IFIC Ireland or a particular event or initiative, drop me a line @ karenoconnell@integratedcarefoundation.org


Patient Empowerment: An Introduction first session in a mini-series of virtual events that IFIC Ireland and CEmPaC are presenting across the first half of 2021. This first session takes place on March 3rd at 3:30pm GMT.

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines Empowerment for Health as ‘a process through which people gain greater control over decisions and actions affecting their health. Empowerment may be a social, cultural, psychological or political process through which individuals and social groups are able to express their needs, present their concerns, devise strategies for involvement in decision-making, and achieve political, social and cultural action to meet those needs.’

This series, aimed at health and social care workers and service leads, presented by IFIC Ireland in partnership with the Centre for Empowerment of People and Communities (CEmPaC) will examine the area of Patient Empowerment and the role it plays in achieving true integrated care. The first session will serve as an introduction to the area with Jim Phillips of CEmPaC speaking about the work of the organisation to promote and develop the empowerment of patients and health professionals and inform policy makers on the benefits of patients and health professionals working in partnership to improve health and healthcare. Dr Austin O’Carroll, SafetyNet Primary Care and North Dublin City GP Training, will describe his experience of improving homeless peoples participation and how his work as an ethnographic researcher has informed and changed his practice through deeper understanding of his patients’ issues and perspectives.

Registration is available at Patient Empowerment Mini-Series with CEmPaC - IFIC » IFIC (integratedcarefoundation.org)