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AIGNA Masterclass 2017

Masterclass on Person Centred Care under the Assisted Decision Making Capacity Legislation

Venue: Radisson Hotel Athlone

Speaker Introductions
Dr Amanda Phelan

Dr Amanda Phelan: Associate Dean for Global Engagement, Subject Head: Older Persons' Nursing, Co-Director, National Centre for the Protection of Older People at UCD, Dr Amanda Phelan is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems. She also holds the position of Associate Dean for Global Engagement, Co-Director of the National Centre for the Protection of Older People and Subject Head: Older People’s Nursing. Amanda’s research and publications focuses on elder abuse, abuse of vulnerable adults, person centred co-ordinated care, missed care in nursing, ageism and resilience in caregivers of people with dementia.


Amanda serves on the AIGNA Committee, the Policy and Procedures and National Advisory Committees of Sage Advocacy & Support for Older People, the Board of Directors of Third Age and the Fitness to Practice Committee of the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland.


Amanda was also appointed to the Expert Advisory Group for the Citizens’ Assembly on Ageing and is a visiting Professor in Norwegian University of Science & Technology (NUTU) and an international research project advisor in NUTU and the University of Toronto (Canada).

Radisson Blu Athlone

Mary Condell 

Mary Condell is a solicitor and mediator. She holds an MA in Mediation and Conflict Intervention and is a Practitioner member of the mediator’s Institute of Ireland. She is legal advisor to Sage Advocacy, advising on legal issues arising in advocate’s casework and educating professionals and others about the new capacity legislation and its practical application in dealing with vulnerable adults.


She is a member of the Law Society’s Task Force on Mental Capacity established to review and make submissions on the new legislation on capacity and other matters concerning vulnerable adults.

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