A Guide to Difficult Conversations: The Art of Language

Facilitated by Dr. Alyssa Boyd

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!

October 5th, 
The Pines
98 Pine Street, Bracebridge
1:00pm-3:00pm

Fee: No Cost

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November 23rd, 2017
Orillia Common Roof
169 Front Street South, Orillia, ON
2:00pm-4:00pm

Fee: No Cost

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

Facilitated by Trish Rawn

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:

  1. Understand commonly used opioids
  2. Opioid conversions
  3. Switching routes from oral to SC
  4. Converting from oral to continuous sub c infusions
  5. Gain an understanding of Equi-analgesia and adjuvant medications

 September 13th, 2017
Leacock Care Centre
25 Museum Drive, Orillia, ON
4:00pm-6:30pm

Fee: $20

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 October 5th, 2017
James Street Retirement Residence – Clubhouse Room
148 James Street, Bracebridge, ON
4:30pm-7:00pm

Fee: $20

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December 4th, 2017
Georgian Manor
101 Thompsons Road, Penetanguishene, ON
4:00pm-6:30pm

Fee: $20

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 March 6th, 2018
Orillia Common Roof – Neville Twine Room
169 Front Street South, Orillia, ON
3:30pm-6:00pm

Fee: $20

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