University College Dublin, Ireland

Ireland’s largest and most diverse university and one Europe’s leading research-intensive universities. UCD’s School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems teaches many aspects of nursing; working with service providers in Ireland and internationally.

Professor Philip Larkin

Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing (Palliative Care) University College Dublin; director of the Masters in Palliative Care programme, and leads the palliative care research programme within the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems at University College Dublin. In 2006, Prof Larkin was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award by Macmillan Cancer Support and the International Journal of Palliative Care Nursing in recognition of his European and International work on education in palliative care nursing. His current research interests include the place of compassion in the delivery of 21st Century palliative care, the nursing assessment and management of opioid-induced constipation and the role of palliative care in congestive heart failure.