Synopsis:

Having goals of care discussions can feel like a daunting task for many, but it does not have to be. Goals of care conversations, like any conversation can be an opportunity to strength relationships, validate emotions, and build a collaborative plan of care. Let us help you understand how to talk more comfortably and confidently about goals of care with your patients. The Let’s Talk: Goals of Care presentation will focus on the topic of goals of care discussions within the palliative care community. We will explore operational and conceptual definitions of goals of care. Guidance on the timing and components of these essential discussions will be reviewed. As well as tools and resources for clinicians will be provided with clinical examples to support how to talk with patients and caregivers regarding their goals of care.

Lisa Mikhail, NP

Lisa has been providing nursing and palliative care in the community for over 13 years. Community nursing is a specialty of its own that provided me with a unique skill set, caring for patients across the life-span autonomously, in their environment. I began my career as a community nurse with Saint Elizabeth Health Care in 2008 after moving to our beautiful North Simcoe Muskoka region. Shortly, after I took on one of my greatest challenges in completing my Master’s of Nursing degree while continuing to serve as a community nurse. Lisa worked in long term care and at Royal Victoria Hospital with the senior population. She taught the geriatrics program for nursing students at Georgian Collage for two semesters. However, her passion for palliative care and community roots brought me back to my current role as a Hospice Palliative Nurse Practitioner with Home and Community Care Support Services North Simcoe Muskoka.

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Kailee Rodgers, NP

Kailee Rodgers is a Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner with the Home and Community Care Support Services North Simcoe Muskoka (HCCSSNSM) . Kailee graduated with a BScN in 2005 from York University and began a nursing career on a surgical inpatient unit. She then completed the Critical Care Nursing Certificate and moved into a busy medical/surgical intensive care unit. In 2010 Kailee moved into a community role of case management and was introduced to the palliative care realm. Along with courses in palliative care Kailee completed her Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate in 2015 through Laurentian University. Kailee moved right into the palliative care NP role initially in the south Muskoka region and for the past few years in the Barrie area. Kailee participates in many committees within the HCCSSNSM which advocates for good palliative care in our community. When away from work Kailee enjoys spending time with her family.

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About Our Presenters

Lisa Mikhail, NP

Lisa has been providing nursing and palliative care in the community for over 13 years. Community nursing is a specialty of its own that provided me with a unique skill set, caring for patients across the life-span autonomously, in their environment. I began my career as a community nurse with Saint Elizabeth Health Care in 2008 after moving to our beautiful North Simcoe Muskoka region. Shortly, after I took on one of my greatest challenges in completing my Master’s of Nursing degree while continuing to serve as a community nurse. Lisa worked in long term care and at Royal Victoria Hospital with the senior population. She taught the geriatrics program for nursing students at Georgian Collage for two semesters. However, her passion for palliative care and community roots brought me back to my current role as a Hospice Palliative Nurse Practitioner with Home and Community Care Support Services North Simcoe Muskoka.

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Kailee Rodgers, NP

Kailee Rodgers is a Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner with the Home and Community Care Support Services North Simcoe Muskoka (HCCSSNSM) . Kailee graduated with a BScN in 2005 from York University and began a nursing career on a surgical inpatient unit. She then completed the Critical Care Nursing Certificate and moved into a busy medical/surgical intensive care unit. In 2010 Kailee moved into a community role of case management and was introduced to the palliative care realm. Along with courses in palliative care Kailee completed her Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate in 2015 through Laurentian University. Kailee moved right into the palliative care NP role initially in the south Muskoka region and for the past few years in the Barrie area. Kailee participates in many committees within the HCCSSNSM which advocates for good palliative care in our community. When away from work Kailee enjoys spending time with her family.

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