Presented by Jenn Kerr, Kate Cook, and Louise Brazier, This Bereavement 101: Basics of Grief and Bereavement presentation will be self reflective for the participant and explore ways to support those who are grieving a loss with practical tips around listening and what not to say. We’ll talk about how comfortable (or rather uncomfortable) we are as a society around death and dying and touch briefly on some grief theories. We’ll talk about the importance of self care as the helper too. We will also highlight when it might be good to refer into bereavement services.
Live Session Recording: June 9th, 10:00 am – 11:00 am (included with symposium registration)
Presented by Rachel Lapensee RN, BScN, CHPCN, Hospice Palliative Care Nurse Consultant – A Palliative Approach to Care : Let’s Discuss is intended to review when it is appropriate to seek a palliative care approach and why; to Improve one’s understanding of what a palliative approach to care means; to distinguish the difference between a palliative care and end of life care; to illustrate the benefits of early identification and integration of care; and to fill your palliative tool box with essentials. Live Session Recording: June 2nd, 12:00 pm (included with symposium registration)
Let’s Talk: Goals of Care – This 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. Live Session Recording: June 1st, 11:00 am (included with symposium registration)
The Language of Palliative Care: A guide to difficult conversations with Dr. Boyd will explore common language mistakes that are often made in healthcare, techniques to help engage families in difficult conversations and explore the concept of dignity therapy and how to tailor our questions to enhance the dignity of our patients. Live Session Recording: May 31st, 12:00 pm (included with symposium registration)
Palliative Care Emergencies, Live recording: June 10th, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Included with Symposium Registration.