Completing the Circle: Elders Speak About End-of-Life Care With Aboriginal Families in Canada

This articles includes the words spoken by Aboriginal elders from Saskatchewan, Canada in response to the question, "What would you like non-Aboriginal health care providers to know when providing end-of-life care for Aboriginal families?" 9 pages. Last reviewed November, 2018. 

Continuing Care in Indigenous Communities: Guidebook

This guide was created to support the development of continuing care services that support First Nations and Métis unique needs by Alberta Health Services, in partnership and consultation with First Nations and Métis representatives and the Government of Alberta. 33 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

Developing Palliative Care Programs in Indigenous Communities Using Participatory Action Research: A Canadian Application of the Public Health Approach to Palliative Care

The authors describe the public health approach undertaken to design and implement palliative home care in Indigenous communities. 28 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

An Analysis of Journey Mapping to Create a Palliative Care Pathway in a Canadian First Nations Community: Implications for Service Integration and Policy Development

This article discusses the urgent need to develop palliative care programs in First Nations communities and a journey mapping process undertaken in rural Canada to improve the quality of and access to palliative care in the home.  16 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

December 11, 2018 at the Baycrest in Toronto join this innovation and networking forum for leaders who engage staff and students in learning about long-term care.  Lean in & Learn: Improving care experiences through staff wellness & relational care. Workshop topics will include mindfulness leadership & relational care in practice, grief & loss, wellness through active compassion, and comfort care conversations for changes in condition. Register now!

November 22, 2018 at the Lanark Lodge in Perth join this innovation and networking forum for leaders who engage staff and students in learning about long-term care.  Lean in & Learn: Improving care experiences through staff wellness & relational care. Workshop topics will include mindfulness leadership & relational care in practice, grief & loss, wellness through active compassion, and comfort care conversations for changes in condition. Register now!

Wed. Oct. 3rd, 2018 from 2-3pm EDT. Join presenters Barb Vermeulen & Johnathan Werynski as they discuss the basics of medical cannabis as well as an in depth look at available products, usage, administration methods and access to safe medication with an emphasis to the management of MS symptoms. To learn more or register, click here.

Wed. Oct. 31, 2018 from 1-2:30pm EDT. Dr. Hawley, who is currently working on a study protocol for medical cannabis for cancer-related symptoms will discuss the history of cannabis and cannabinoids as therapeutic agents. She will critique current evidence and guidance for therapeutic use in palliative care and describe the current access regulations in Canada.  This webinar costs $20.  For more information or to register, click here.

Not to be Forgotten: Care of Vulnerable Canadians

This publication by the Parliamentary Committee on Palliative and Compassionate Care advocates for the implementation of a number of recommendations related to palliative and end-of-life care, suicide prevention and elder abuse. 192 pages. Last reviewed July 2018.

October 2-5, 2018 Montreal, Quebec. Register today for this unique opportunity to meet, share experiences and exchange ideas with colleagues from 60 countries, representing all disciplines. In-depth workshops and seminars covering all aspects of end-of-life care, from the most current scientific developments in pain and symptom control to the large existential questions, to hands-on experiential sessions addressing practical issues faced everyday. To review the program click here. To register click here.

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