Tuesday, June 22, 2010

End of Life Forum

The Forum on End of Life in Ireland announced last year by Irish President Mary Mc Alesse has now issued a ‘Forum Report’ and a ‘Draft Action Plan’, see previous blog-posts. http://europeanlifenetwork.blogspot.com/2009/03/end-of-life-ireland.html http://europeanlifenetwork.blogspot.com/2009/06/more-public-meetings.html
The organisers of the Forum are anxious that the views of the general public on their ‘Draft Action Plan’ should be made known to them.

As the Forum puts it, this is your opportunity
‘to voice your opinion and prioritise the issues and themes which came out of the Forum on End of Life Report. The National Council of the End of Life in Ireland will review the submitted questionnaires to see what the public feel are the key issues that need to be addressed at the end-of-life. This is your chance to help shape the future of end-of-life care here in Ireland. So please take this opportunity and let your voice be heard. It … will impact those around us and those we love.’

Sounds worrying – but there you are! You can’t say you weren’t asked!
An ‘Action Plan Questionnaire’ is available on the website of the Forum (www.endoflife.ie) and you are invited to complete the questionnaire, either online or you can download a copy from the website. You are, however, asked to return your completed questionnaire by 2 July next – giving you just about ten days or so in which to study the Plan and submit your opinions on it. The original closing date for receipt of completed forms was extended, and it is now 2 July at the very latest.