Palliative Approach to Dementia Care

This workshop is designed for family, volunteers and professional staff to find ways of using a person’s strengths to bring comfort and joy to their life while living with dementia and not just at end of life.

February 21, 2019 

Barrie Public Library – Painswick Branch
48 Dean Avenue, Barrie, ON
12:30pm-4:00pm

Cost: $15

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March 18, 2019 

Orillia Common Roof
169 Front Street South, Orillia, ON
4:00pm-7:30pm

Cost: $15

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A Guide To Difficult Conversations: The Art of Language

This interactive session will start by exploring common language mistakes we all use when talking to patients.  We will discuss an approach to breaking bad news and review a recent article on various techniques used while having difficult conversations and their efficacy.  There will be opportunities for discussion about difficult questions and how to approach them as well as successful questions and when to ask them.

It will be interactive and informative and hopefully people will leave with a few more tricks under the belt and feeling inspired to tackle their next difficult conversation!

 

April 17, 2019

Hospice Georgian Triangle
240 Erie St, Collingwood ON
2:00pm-4:00pm

Cost: $25

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Pills, Pumps and Patches – The Pharmacologic Management of Pain in Palliative Patients

These hands-on workshops will discuss common opioids and adjuvants utilized in managing pain.  These workshops are suitable for NP’s, RN’s, RPN’s and Pharmacists.

Objectives:

  • Understand commonly used opioids
  • Opioid conversions
  • Switching routes from oral to SC
  • Converting from oral to continuous sub c infusions
  • Gain an understanding of Equi-analgesia and adjuvant medications

January 31st, 2019

3:00PM-6:00PM
The Pines Long-Term Care Home
98 Pine Street, Bracebridge

Cost: $25

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March 27, 2019

Woods Park
110 Lillian Crescent, Barrie
1:00pm – 4:00pm

Cost: $25

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