Irish Street Medicine Symposium 

27 – 28 September

2019

Presentations - Day 1

2019 Programme Presentation Slides

Day 1
Friday 27 September 2019

01

plenary session

Theme:  Putting the most vulnerable first: The National Perspective

Depression and Stigma in Homelessness    

Chris O'Donnell (Expert by Experience)
 

HSE National Social Inclusion Perspectives

Joe Doyle (National Social Inclusion Lead - HSE National Social Inclusion Office)

 

The Hospital Experience for Homeless People

 

Dr Clíona Ní Cheallaigh (Inclusion Health Consultant St James Hospital)

 


National Implementation of Housing First    

 

Bob Jordan (National Housing First Director)

02

parallel session 1

Theme:  Innovation in Practice

1)  Step Up Step Down - The first year in Dublin's intermediate care centre for homeless people    

     

     Niamh Murphy and Angela Skuce (Dublin Simon & Safetynet Primary Care)
 

2)  MQI - Naloxone Training & Prescribing Service.  From Pilot To Present Day   

     

     William Carroll and Laurence Moloney, (Merchants Quay Ireland)
 

3)  Direct Acting Antiviral Treatment of Hepatitis C in the community    

     

     Susan Ryan, Helen Ryan and Catherine Keane, (Limerick Drug and Alcohol Service)


4)  Making Screening and Assessment Mobile     

     

      Emma Coughlan (Safetynet Primary Care)


5)  Improving Access to Epilepsy Care for Homeless Patients    

     

     Elisabeth Doran (Dublin Mid-Leinster Epilepsy Service, St James Hospital)


6)  The New HSE Inclusion Health Hub     

     

     Anita Whyte (HSE Social Inclusion) and Fiona O'Reilly (Safetynet Primary Care)

03

parallel session 2

Theme:  Mental Health

1)  Multiple Jeopardy - Psychiatric vulnerabilities and homelessness in Irish Prisons    

     

     Gautam Gulati and Valerie Murphy (University of Limerick and University College Cork)

  Research Papers and Contact Information available

  at https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Gautam_Gulati

 


2)  Experiences of Social Farming in Homeless Services in the Mid- West     

     

     Martin Hogan (HSE/ Social Farming Ireland)

 


3)  Intentional Drug Overdose Among Homeless People in Ireland    

     

     Caroline Daly (National Suicide Research Foundation)

4)  Opening the Door to Hope - Implementing the Collaborative Assessment and Management

     of Suicidality Approach within  Homeless Services    

     

     Andrea Koenigstorfer, Kirstine Graydon (Dublin Simon Sure Steps Counselling Service)

 

 


5)  Mental Health Service Provision for Adults who are Homeless: Experiences of

     Front-Line Service Providers

    

     Gerry Devine ( HSE South - Waterford Mental Health Services)

 


6) "There's a Hole in the Bucket" - How do staff replenish their empathy stores? 

     

       Eibhliín Collins (Mercy University Hospital Cork)

04

parallel session 3

Theme:  Challenges and Solutions

1)  Working with keyworkers to improve homeless health    

     

     Briege Casey, Mary Farrelly and Denise Proudfoot (School of Nursing and Human Sciences, DCU)

 

 


2)  Alcohol & Benzodiazepine Detox in the context of homelessness; an ever evolving landscape    

     

     Orla Condren, Eavanna Maloney (Dublin Simon)

 

 


3)  Addressing sexual violence disclosure amongst patients during health assessments and screening

     

     Debbie Marshall (Safetynet)

 


4)  Increased presentations of people with a disability amongst the homeless population:

     real or imagined - A local perspective of Cork City

     

     Jim Lane ( Adult Homeless Integrated Team), Lorraine Catherine O'Connor (University College Cork)

 

 


5)  Discharge protocol in relation to Homeless clients    

     

     Mary Murphy, (Homeless action Team, Mid West Community Healthcare)

 


6)  "Nothing about us without us"

     

     Depaul Key Workers 

 

05

parallel session 4

Theme:  Refugee and Migrant Health

1)  Responding to the Health Needs of Refugees & Asylum Seekers /Roma and Programme Refugees   

     

     Ovidiu Matuit (Intercultural Health Hub:WSTCYS)

 

 


2)  Pilot Psychology Service for Syrian Refugees in Abbeyfield EROC Centre, Ballaghaderreen    

     

     William Mowlds, Cynthia Watters ( Community Healthcare West, NIUG)

 

 


3)  Building a Network of Health & Social Care Professionals to help meet Oral Health

     Needs of Asylum Seekers in Kenmare, Kerry    

     

     Patrick Quinn, Gerry McCarthy (Kenmare Family Dental and Killarney Immigrant Support Centre (KASI))

 


4)  Vulnerability indications and Assessments

     

     Dr Matt O'Tuathail (Safetynet Primary Care)

 

 


5)  Cork Kerry Refugee Resettlement Programme Initiative:a new initiative in improving health outcomes

     for Syrian & Iraqi  Refugees           

   

     Leah Bentham and Tina Diggin, (Cork Kerry Community Healthcare/HSE)

 

 


6)  Using technology to reduce access barriers- Cork Kerry Resettlement Project

     

     Mary Cleary, ( Cork Kerry Community Healthcare)

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