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.
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, 2018Montreal, 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.
Wednesday, June 13 from 9:30-11:30 AM at the James Reid Funeral Home located on 1900 John Counter Blvd, Kingston. This Family talk series is intended for parents and adult children to learn about future planning options. Please RSVP before June 10 by calling 613-544-3411. Click here for more details.
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 from 1-2:30 PM EDT. This accredited online event by the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association will be presented by Mary Schulz and Michael Gordon, which will examine end-stage dementia (including Alzheimer’s) and palliative care for those afflicted. Topics will include pain management, disease complications, and best practices. The online event can be accessed online via phone and web. Cost is $55. Register here.
This quality standard from Health Quality Ontario, addresses palliative care for people who are living with a serious, life-limiting illness, and for their family and caregivers. The goal of palliative care is to relieve pain and suffering, and to improve a person's quaity of life. This quality standard focuses on care for people in all settings, including home and community, hospice, hospital, and long-term care. 68 pages. Last reviewed May 2018.
This pdf presentation gives a comprehensive overview of caregiving and considerations for supporting their resilience and a palliative care approach to working with caregivers. 40 slides. Last reviewed May 2018.
This reading list provides links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources related to delirium in older adults. Topics include risk factors related to hip fracture, the HELP program, delirium at the end-of-life, delirium in dementia, non-pharmacological interventions, nutrition and frailty. 3 pages.