Saturday, May 31, 2014

Webinar: myths in palliative care and bereavement

Helping Patients and Families Address the Myths in Palliative Care and Bereavement from CHPCA on Vimeo.
This webinar will discuss some of the many myths surrounding palliative care and bereavement:
Can you tell when someone is going to die?
Does a dying person “choose” the moment of death?
Is it true that “palliative care” means “no more hope”?
If a family member is present when death occurs, will the grief be easier?
Join us as we pursue the challenge of addressing these myths with two experienced clinicians in palliative care and grief.

Dawn Cruchet BN, MEd is a Grief Educator and Counselor who has worked in the areas of grief education and bereavement support for over twenty years. Dawn has developed programs for airlines, school boards, aboriginal communities, funeral service organizations, emergency services and countless other not-for-profit sector agencies

Karen Wagner is a Registered Nurse with thirty-plus years clinical experience. An interest in palliative care sparked 8 years ago has developed into a passion. She earned her certification in
Hospice Palliative Care from the Canadian Nurses Association and for the past 4 years she has been working with the Madawaska Valley Hospice Palliative Care Program to develop an innovative model for rural HPC services in Champlain LHIN. Along with being HPC Program Coordinator she continues to work part time on the ward and ER at St Francis Memorial Hospital in Barry’s Bay providing direct patient and family assistance.

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