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Death Doula: Supporting Those in End of Life

Join our guest host Kathlene Bartlett, NSMHPCN Nurse Consultant, and her guest speaker, Cara Spearin, Death Doula, as they discuss the role of Death Doula.

Upcoming Podcasts

Topic

Month

Death Doula: Supporting Those in End of Life December
Leadership in Palliative Care January
Advance Care Planning: Interview with Dr. DiDiodato February
Breaking Bad News or Difficult Conversations March
Importance of Volunteering in Hospice Palliative Care April

Historical Podcasts

October 2022: The Nurse’s Experience/Perspective on MAID

Join our guest host Lynda Meeks, NSMHPCN Education Facilitator, and her guest speaker, Julie Leighton-Phelps, Hospice Palliative Care Nurse Consultant, as they discuss the a nurses experience with, and perspective on, Medical Assistance in Dying.

September 2022: Polite people don't say De**h!

Join our guest host Laura Bates, NSMHPCN Education Facilitator, and her guest speaker, Jennifer Kerr, Grief and Bereavement Counsellor at Matthew’s House and Caregiver Consultant, as they discuss the general sense of taboo that surrounds the words death and dying. Despite the effort to normalize conversations about dying and death both in health care and the general public, it is still a topic that is surrounded by stigma and myth. Listen as Laura and Jennifer discuss how attitudes about dying and death have changed and share their experiences of having discussions about dying and death in their professional and personal lives.

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August 2022: Access to Palliative Care for Homeless People: Complex Lives, Complex Care

Join our guest speaker Rachel Lapensee, NSMHPCN Clinical Nurse Manager, as she reviews the article by Anke J E de Veer, Barbara Stringer, Berno van Meijel, Renate Verkaik and Anneke L Francke.

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July 2022: Terminally Ill Cancer Patients Emotional Preparedness for Death

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June 2022: Healing the Hearts of Bereaved Parents

Join our guest speakers, Louise Brazier, Bereavement Services Coordinator, Hospice Orillia, and Stefanie Collins,  Community Social Worker, Hospice Orillia, as they review the article Healing the Hearts of Bereaved Parents: Impact of Legacy Artwork on Grief in Peadiatric Oncology by Megan R. Schaefer, MS , Scott T. Wagoner, MA , Margaret E. Young, MS , Avi Madan-Swain, PhD , Michael Barnett, MD, MS  and Wendy N. Gray, PhD.

May 2022: Palliative Care and Alzheimer's

Join our guest speakers, Inge de Bruijn, HPC Nurse Consultant, and Erika Rice, Coordinator of Online Learning and Knowledge Translation and Exchange at the Alzheimer Society of Ontario, as they discuss what Palliative Care looks like for those with Alzheimer’s.

April 2022: Factors Which Influence Hospital Doctor's ACP Adherence

Join our guest speaker, Julie Leighton-Phelps, Hospice Palliative Care Nurse Consultant, as she discusses the article on Changing Practices in the Use of Continuous Sedation at the End of Life: A Systematic Review of the Literature by Madelon Ti Heijlljes, MD, GhislaineJ.M.W van Thiel, PhD,Judith lt.C. Rieqjens, PhD et al.

March 2022: The Lived Experience of a NSMHPCN Nurse Consultant in Palliative Care

Join our guest speakers, HPC Nurse Consultants Charlene Hagerman, Kathlene Bartlett, Inge de Bruijn and Sue Martin, as well as our Clinical Nurse Manager Rachel Lapensee, as they discusses the lived experience as a North Simcoe Muskoka Hospice Palliative Care Network Nurse Consultant.

February 2022: Palliative Sedation

Join our guest speaker, Julie Leighton-Phelps, Hospice Palliative Care Nurse Consultant, as she discusses the article on Changing Practices in the Use of Continuous Sedation at the End of Life: A Systematic Review of the Literature by Madelon Ti Heijlljes, MD, GhislaineJ.M.W van Thiel, PhD,Judith lt.C. Rieqjens, PhD et al.

January 2022: Grief and Bereavement

Join our guest speakers, Nicole Johnstone, Mundell Funeral Home, and Susan McCoy, Bereavement Ontario Network, along with Louise Brazier, Bereavement Services Coordinator and Daniela Accomando, Visiting Hospice Coordinator and Social Worker, as we discuss Grief & Bereavement and how the global pandemic has affected how we cope.

 

December 2021: Heart Failure

 Join our guest speakers, Cathy McKeown, Hospice Palliative Care Nurse Consultant, as she discusses the article by Caroline McGuinty, MD et al.

 

November 2021: Reframing Hope, One Wish at a Time with The Living Wish Foundation

Join our guest speaker, Nancy Good-Kennedy, RN, CHPCN, Nurse Consultant, as we discuss the Living Wish Foundation.

 

October 2021: Advance Care Planning for Individuals with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Join our guest speaker, Rachel Lapensee, RN, BScN, CHPCN, as she reviews the article ‘Advance Care Planning for Individuals with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Scoping Review of the Literature’ by Elaine Meehan, Phd, BSc et al.

 

September 2021: Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Join our guest speaker, Rachel Lapensee, RN, BScN, CHPCN, as she reviews the article ‘Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: A Review of Disease, Pharmacological, and Nonpharmacological Strategies With a Focus on Symptoms, Function, and Health-Related Quality of Life’ by Dr. Dmitry Rozenberg MD, Phd et al.