Being with Dying
Dr Paul D’Alton is a Senior Clinical Psychologist and Head and Clinical Lead of the Psycho-oncology Department within St. Vincent’s University Hospital. Paul used his fellowship award to visit the Upaya Institute in New Mexico, USA which specializes in training health care professionals in end-of-life care.
Dr Paul D’Alton attended the ‘Being with Dying’ training programme which integrates Eastern and Western approaches to dealing with death through application of contemplative practices in the context of end-of-life care for health care professionals. Paul plans to use the knowledge he used as a result of his visit to inform a number of education programmes he is planning to deliver including a seminar to the Psychological Society of Ireland’s Special Interest Group in Loss, Death & Bereavement in November 2014 and his teaching commitments at UCD and TCD with health care professionals (medical and non-medical).