The Seniors Health Knowledge Network is pleased to continue the 2013-2014 edition of its Making Connections webinar series, with a presentation entitled "Palliative Care Initiatives That Support a Good Death".
Kathy Kortes-Miller, a Ph.D candidate in educational studies at Lakehead University, will lead the one-hour session on . Those who wish to participate are encouraged to register online.
Kathy Kortes-Miller - High Fidelity Simulation in Interprofessional Palliative Care Education
Fostering palliative care knowledge and skill for health professional students can ensure that when they are caring for individuals who are dying, they will know what to do, how to do it well and can exercise critical judgment when delivering care. The use of high fidelity simulation in healthcare education is viewed as one solution with significant potential to address a number of current healthcare challenges. Education utilizing HFS can provide a safe, interactive, and flexible learning environment which emotionally engages the learner and encourages reflection both during and following the simulation exercise. The opportunity for enhancing the delivery of palliative care education urges educators to further explore ‘making a case’ for the use of HFS in interprofessional palliative care education.
Kimberly Ramsbottom - Understanding the experiences of a “good death” within long-term care homes from the perspectives of the family members and staff using appreciative inquiry methodology
Quality Palliative Care in Long Term Care (QPC-LTC) was a five year comparative case study funded by Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)2009-2013 and the Canadian Institutes for Health Research 2011-2012. During the period of this project, family members expressed that advance care planning is essential for care of residents. This presentation will illustrate how these family members envision how long-term care (LTC) homes can facilitate advance care planning (ACP) discussions. The findings of this research offer guidance to LTC homes to develop ACP processes that will improve family and resident satisfaction.