FREE Upcoming Webinar: Complex Medico-Legal Issues at End of Life

Hospice Palliative Care Ontario is hosting a free webinar on Complex Medico-Legal Issues at End of Life! The session is taking place on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. This webinar will look at some of the more complex medico-legal issues relating to end of life, including compliance with competent wishes, role of the Public Guardian and Trustee as substitute decision-maker, issues related to palliative care during time of COVID. This webinar is supported by funding from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Continue reading →

Upcoming Virtual Workshop: Importance of Being Connected Workshop

Did you know that feeling isolated and consistently lonely can be as bad for our health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day? We are all at risk as we live through various life circumstances. Now more than ever as we learn to live through a global pandemic, it is vital to be connected. Connection is important for you, those you care about, and for the well being of our community. There is always hope and there are ways to overcome. Make connection a priority! You Continue reading →

Upcoming 2-part Webinar Series: Paediatric Advance Care Planning and the Uniqueness of Paediatric Palliative Care

Hospice Palliative Care Ontario presents a 2-part webinar series on Paediatric Advance Care Planning and the Uniqueness of Paediatric Palliative Care.   Webinar One When a Child’s Wish should no longer be kept a Secret: An important discussion around Advance Care Planning in the Pediatric Community October 7, 2020, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Presented by Carolyn Wilson, RN, BScN, MN & Amy Archer, RN, BScN, CHPCN(C) This webinar will discuss Pediatric Advance Care Planning and participants will hear firsthand from a parent the Continue reading →

Upcoming Webinar: The Pearls and Pitfalls of Person-Centred Outcome Measures

Hospice Palliative Care Ontario and Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association are hosting a webinar on The Pearls and Pitfalls of Person-Centred Outcome Measures.    When September 9, 2020, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EST   Presented by Michelle Howard, MSc, PhD Richard Sawatzky, PhD, RN Deborah Sattler, Advisor, HPCO CC CoP Amy Hsu, PhD Kathryn Pfaff, PhD, RN   Intended Audience  Healthcare professionals and administration Click here for more information, and to register! Registration link is intended for individual participation and not group participation. Once you Continue reading →

Approaches to Health Care Consent, Advance Care Planning & Goals of Care Conversations (Four Part Webinar Series)

Hospice Palliative Care Ontario invites you to attend a four part webinar series on Approaches to Health Care Consent, Advance Care Planning & Goals of Care Conversations.   Session One Addressing Goals of Care and Health Care Consent in Urgent and Emergency Situations August 27, 2020 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EST Presented by Dr. Nadia Incardona, MD, MHSc (Bioethics), C.C.F.P Session Two Using a Guide and Communication Tips to lead Goals of Care and Other Serious Illness Conversations September 3, 2020 12:00 PM -1:30 Continue reading →

Addressing Caregiver Burnout: Finding and Accessing Supports

Hospice Palliative Care Ontario is hosting a new 3-part webinar series, entitled Addressing Caregiver Burnout: Finding and Accessing Supports. The series begins on August 5, 2020 from 12:00p.m. – 1:30 pm EST and is intended for Healthcare Providers and Professional Caregivers. The series will address the following topics: Webinar One Supporting Caregivers: Why and How August 5, 2020, from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. EST   Webinar Two  Utilizing the Art of Therapeutic Communication to Support Caregivers in Meaning Making August 12, 2020, from 12:00 p.m. – Continue reading →

Compassionate Communities, Community Care & Connection during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Hospice Palliative Care Ontario is hosting a new 3-part webinar series, entitled Compassionate Communities, Community Care & Connection during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The series begins on August 4, 2020, from 12:30p.m. – 1:30 pm EST and is intended for Health care/service providers and frontline workers, Volunteers, Individuals and Families. The series will address the following topics: Webinar One Compassionate Communities and Rapid Implementation, Compassionate Action August 4, 2020 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Presented by Julie Darnay, MEd & Deborah Sattler, Advisor, HPCO CC CoP   Continue reading →

HPCO Statement and Actions on Anti-Racism

At the core of hospice palliative care is a steadfast belief in the intrinsic value of each individual and their right to quality of life and quality of care. Hospice Palliative Care Ontario (HPCO) acknowledges the long-term and historical trauma that has been a reality for racialized minorities and Indigenous peoples who have had their rights denied and infringed for generations. The sad and deplorable events of late May triggered a renewed and evermore stringent effort by the team at HPCO to reflect and review Continue reading →

Share and Learn, Join a Community of Practice

What is a Community of Practice (CoP)? Communities of Practice (CoP) are groups of people who share an interest or a passion for something they do, and a desire to share knowledge and learn as they interact regularly. The domain: A Community of Practice has an identity defined by a shared domain of interest. The community: In pursuing their interest in the domain, members engage in joint activities and discussions, help each other, and share information. They build relationships that enable each member to learn Continue reading →

Having Difficult Conversations: Communication Tips & Strategies in the Context of COVID-19 (Four Part Webinar Series)

Hospice Palliative Care Ontario and Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association invites you to attend a four part webinar series on Having Difficult Conversations: Communication Tips & Strategies in the Context of COVID-19.   Session One Introduction to Health Care Consent, Advance Care Planning and Goals of Care Conversations July 23, 2020, 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. EST Presented by Dr. Leah Steinberg, MD, MA, CFCP Session Two Embrace the Cage – Connecting and Having Meaningful Interactions with Patients while wearing Personal Protective Equipment July 30, Continue reading →