Professional Learning Networks

Professional Learning Networks

Our Professional Learning Networks bring community professionals working in the North Okanagan together to connect and learn about a variety of topics relating to end-of-life.

On a regular basis, we offer live streamed webinars in our boardroom located upstairs at Hospice House at 3506 - 27 Avenue in Vernon.

Below is a list of the upcoming 2018-19 webinar series presented by the Hospice Foundation of America.

Everyone is welcome to attend the sessions which are held in our upstairs Boardroom at NOHS.

To reserve your seat, contact Phyllis at 250-503-1800 ext 101 or email: phyllis@nohs.ca.

SIGN UP NOW FOR ANY OF THE FOLLOWING WEBINARS:

Exploring Complementary Pain Management Techniques in End-of-Life Care
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
9:00 - 10:30 AM
NOHS Boardroom

Presenters: Mish Sproat, DNP
Moderated by Marion Grant, DNP, RN, CRNP, Director of Policy and Professional Engagement at C-TAC

Individuals seek non-pharmacological interventions such as complementary/alternative medicine (CAM) for end-of-life care as an adjunct to conventional medicine to assist in symptom management and improve quality of life. This webinar focuses on the concept of "total pain" and highlights techniques such as aromatherapy and massage, to further support dying patients.

Supporting Disenfranchised Grievers
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
9:00 - 10:30 AM
NOHS Boardroom

Presenters: Ken Doka, Dale Larson

What happens when grief cannot be openly acknowledged, socially sanctioned, or publicly mourned? The webinar explores the contexts and causes of disenfranchised grief as well as complications arising from disenfranchisement. A strong emphasis of the presentation is on interventive strategies that can enfranchise grief.


Cultural and Spiritual Competency in End-of-Life Care
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
9:00 - 10:30 AM
NOHS Boardroom

Presenters: Nora Luna, Kris Halsey, Paul Metzler

Can you competently respect and deal with cultural and spiritual diversity? This webinar teaches participants ways both to understand a client’s spirituality and culture as well as ways that they can empower clients to effectively utilize their spiritual strengths in coping with illness, loss and grief.


Funerals and Beyond: Using Rituals to Support Grieving Youth
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
9:00 - 10:30 AM
NOHS Boardroom

Presenters: Pamela Gabbay, Brad Speaks, Kenneth Doka

Rituals represent one of the oldest and most resilient tools that humans have used to deal with death. Even in Neolithic times, there is evidence of elaborate rituals used to bury the dead. Even rituals can be a powerful tool to help children and adolescents deal with loss. This webinar explores the ways that funerals and therapeutic ritual can support grieving youth.


Living with Grief® Program - Surviving Loss in Later Life

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
9:00 - 10:30 AM
NOHS Boardroom

Presenters: Brian DeVries, Pat Murphy, Kenneth Doka


Managing Difficult Family Dynamics During Illness and Death
TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2019
9:00 - 10:30 AM
NOHS Boardroom

The very definition of hospice care centers on family-centered care. Yet this can be very complicated when dealing with difficult or dysfunctional families during the crises of a family member’s terminal illness. This webinar assists hospice and other professionals in assessing difficult families and offers strategies for effectively working with such families as they cope with illness and loss.


Best Practices in Counseling Survivors of Sudden and Traumatic Loss
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
9:00 - 10:30 AM
NOHS Boardroom

Presenters: Terese Rando, Bret Moore

Sudden and traumatic loss complicates the grieving process. In this webinar, participants explore factors unique factors in sudden and traumatic loss as well as effective strategies for assisting survivors of such devastating death.



FORMER LEARNING SESSIONS AT NOHS

2018-19

2017-18

2014-2015 session topics include:

  • Helping Adolescents Cope with Grief
  • Effective Grief Groups for Adolescents
  • Grief in Youth Suicide
  • Helping Families Cope with Conflict at End-of-Life
  • Adolescents and Traumatic Loss
  • Adolescents and Life Threatening Illness

Grief & Loss Learning Network

2014-2015 session topics include:

  • Grief and Loss: Beyond Death
  • Helping Individuals Grow Through Grief
  • Real Men Don't Cry