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 the Ontario Palliative Care Association and the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association.  He is also a regular workshop presenter at the annual HPCO Hospice Palliative Care conference each April. In 2002, Eugene was presented with the Commemorative Medal for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth 2nd Golden Jubilee by the Governor General of Canada for his work in hospice palliative care. Eugene presently works as a Psychosocial Spiritual Care Clinician with the Huron Perth Palliative Care Outreach Team.

The topics for each session, along with the recordings and presentations slides can be found here:

Please note these sessions are intended for health care workers/health service providers.

HPCO also launched a Staying Well Series in partnership with Eugene. These messages are intended to support health care providers, caregivers, individuals, and families who could benefit from daily reflections to help guide and comfort them during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Many individuals are suffering, and we hope these inspirational messages can help in some small way to lift our spirits in this very challenging time. These reflection pieces can also be found at this link: