What we do

Ethics Forum

Where ethical principles shape and guide palliative care practices with excellence and compassion.

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The role of the IAPC Ethics Forum is to listen to all aspects of a palliative care issues, discuss different viewpoints, facilitate communication, and clarify the position of the IAPC.

This will be carried out by producing policy papers for discussion, responding to ongoing palliative care issues as they arise and ensuring that the voice of the IAPC is clear in any discussions, policy documents, submissions, or dialogues.

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Specifically, it will:

Identify and interpret the ethical questions raised:
  • by Government
  • by IAPC Board members, or other, in order to respond to and anticipate questions of significant concern
  • Investigating and reporting on such questions in the interests of promoting public and membership understanding of ethical issues
  • Through the Board to ensure that all IAPC members are fully informed of decisions, policy papers or submissions
Their work will result in the development of :
  • Discussion documents
  • Policy Papers
  • Submissions
Dissemination of information to the IAPC members through:
  • Published reports
  • Conferences
  • Workshops
  • Lectures

Forum members

Who are the Ethics Forum

Bernadette Brady

Vice Chair

Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross

Una Molloy


Clinical Nurse Specialist

David Smith

Assistant Professor of
Health Care Ethics

School of Nursing and Paramedic Science Ulster University

Elisabeth Koch

Occupational Therapist

Southeast Palliative Care Centre, and University Hospital Waterford

Hannah Linnane

IAPC Chair

Fellow in Adolescent & Young Adult Palliative Medicine

Daniel Nuzum


Adjunct Lecturer in the Department alongside his work as a healthcare Chaplain


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