Virtual Grief and Bereavement Supports for Health Care Workers on Emotional, Spiritual & Compassionate Care

HPCO partnered with Eugene Dufour to provide health care workers/health service providers, with the opportunity to participate in a virtual 10-part series focusing on emotional, spiritual and compassionate care regarding COVID-19. Eugene is a clinically trained Individual, Marital and Family Therapist, Bereavement Specialist, Compassion Fatigue Educator and Therapist and a Critical Incident Stress Debriefing Facilitator. Eugene has been working in the area of bereavement and trauma work, hospice palliative care, and the HIV/AIDS movement for the past 30 years.  He is a past president of Continue reading →

COVID-19 Specific Resources and Supports: Goals of Care Conversation Guides, End of Life Support Tools, and More

It is important to recognize the growing need for Advance Care Planning (ACP), Goals of Care (GoC), and Person-Centred Decision Making (PCDM) resources in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. HPCO has been reviewing, developing and compiling several resources that offer guidance and practical ideas for planning and delivering these conversations during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can access resources intended to assist clinicians to engage patients in Patient-Centred Decision-Making conversations and help providers understand the conversations most appropriate to their practice setting and context. These Continue reading →

Complicated Grief and Trauma – Skills Building Education

Hospice Palliative Care Ontario and the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association invites you to attend a 10-Part Webinar Series occurring Wednesdays from 12:00  to 1:00 PM EST until July 15th, 2020.   CLICK HERE, TO REGISTER.   Facilitated by: Eugene Dufour, BA, MDiv Certified Compassion Fatigue Educator, Certified Bereavement Specialist Email: edufour@tcc.on.ca    Description: This ten session webinar series will focus on COVID-19 related complicated and traumatic grief. The sessions will provide practical models, assessment tools and practical ways to facilitate the work of complicated and traumatic grief Continue reading →

HPCO & CHPCA Present a Webinar on Managing Common COVID-19 Respiratory Symptoms in Palliative and End of Life Care

Hospice Palliative Care Ontario and the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association are pleased to present a webinar on Managing Common COVID-19 Respiratory Symptoms in Palliative and End of Life Care – A Primer for Front Line Staff Registration can be accessed here. When: This webinar will take place on Thursday, June 4th, 2020 – 12:00 P.M. to 1:30 P.M. There is a fee of $25 to attend. Facilitated By: Amy Archer RN, BScN, CHPCA(C) – Durham Region PPSMC Program Kim Rogers BA, RN, CHPCA(C) – Continue reading →

Conducting a Reasonable Next of Kin/Claimant Search for an Unclaimed Body

Claimant Search for Unclaimed Bodies Purpose of Document This document provides a process for managing unclaimed bodies that were not investigated by a coroner across Ontario. The process ensures reasonable and timely efforts to locate persons who may claim a body in order to respect the dignity of a deceased person. When no claimant can be found, arrangements will be made by the Office of the Chief Coroner for the disposition of an unclaimed body pursuant to the Anatomy Act. This document includes:  Information Continue reading →

Person Centred Decision Making E-Learning Modules

Health Care Consent Advance Care Planning and Goals of Care E-Learning Modules – Clinician Competency Training Hospice Palliative Care Ontario is very pleased to announce the re-launch of the Health Care Consent Advance Care Planning and Goals of Care E-Learning Modules. The E-Learning modules have recently been transferred to a new Learning Management System. Registration can be accessed here. Description: The Modules are intended for Clinician Competency Training on Health Care Consent, Advance Care Planning, and Goals of Care conversations where learners will move beyond advancing Continue reading →

HPCO Webinar – Complex Medico-Legal Issues at End of Life

Hospice Palliative Care Ontario’s Health Care Consent Advance Care Planning Community of Practice  invites you to attend our Winter 2020 Webinar Series:  Webinar #4: Complex Medico-Legal Issues at End of Life Tuesday, March 24th, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.   Presenters Dr. Nadia Incardona MD MHSc (Bioethics) C.C.F.P. Hospitalist and Emergency Physician, Michael Garron Hospital – Toronto East Health Network   Jane E. Meadus Barrister & Solicitor, Institutional Advocate at the Advocacy Centre for the Elderly     Description This session will look Continue reading →

Spring 2020 Regional Champions Expression of Interest Launch

HPCO ‘s Health Care Consent and Advance Care Planning Community of Practice is currently seeking additional Regional Champions to fill vacancies across multiple regions.   Regional Champions are recognized champions in Health Care Consent and Advance Care Planning (HCC ACP) in Ontario. They are appointed individuals from specific areas that have a voluntary role for promoting and implementing HCC and ACP within their geography ideally at a regional level. They help to support HCC and ACP initiatives in their region.   HCC ACP Community of Practice Continue reading →

HPCO Webinar – Primary Care Electronic Medical Record Tools for Advance Care Planning and Palliative Care

Hospice Palliative Care Ontario’s Health Care Consent Advance Care Planning Community of Practice  invites you to attend our Winter 2020 Webinar Series:  Webinar #3: Primary Care Electronic Medical Record Tools for Advance Care Planning and Palliative Care Thursday, March 12th, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.   Presenters Dr. Kevin Samson Family Doctor, East Wellington Family Health Team and OntarioMD Peer Leader for EMR Optimization Justin Wolting Change Management and EMR Development Specialist at the eHealth Centre of Excellence   Description A demonstration and Continue reading →

The Crossroads of Grief: Reflecting on our work with Marginalized Grieving Youth

FULL RESEARCH REPORT SUMMARY The Crossroads of Grief: Reflecting on our work with Marginalized Grieving Youth In the Fall of 2019, The Children and Youth Grief Network (CYGN) completed the project; The Crossroads of Grief: Understanding Grief & Diversity (funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation). The FULL Summary Document (including recommendations) is below. Please click here for more information