Research to Practice

Research to Practice Seminar Series

In 2012, NOHS partnered with the Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention at UBC Okanagan to deliver free, educational seminars to the public on a variety of topics relating to hospice palliative care. These sessions are facilitated by Canadian researchers and stakeholders and are offered 4 times per year. Since we provide an opportunity for people to join online or by teleconference, as well as in person at UBC Okanagan, the audience for these seminars is typically diverse and includes Hospice staff, university students and faculty, Health Authority staff, health care professionals, caregivers, and interested community members – sometimes from across the country.


More, better and earlier conversations: Promoting Advance Care Planning in the community and with the health care team

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
1:00 - 2:00 PM
NOHS Boardroom

Presenters: Elizabeth Beddard-Huber, RN, MSN, CHPCN (C) Clinical Lead Serious Illness Conversations BC Centre for Palliative Care; and Kathy Kennedy, Community Development Specialist / ACP Lead BC Centre for Palliative Care

ABSTRACT: Most Canadians want a voice in decisions about their health care, but need support to plan for a time when they may not be able to make decisions for themselves. Advance Care Planning (ACP) education sessions for the public begin the process where people think about and share values, beliefs and wishes for future health and personal care. The Serious Illness Conversation (SIC) initiative supports clinician-led discussions about goals and priorities with individuals facing a life limiting illness to enable goal concordant care.

To attend the live webinar at Hospice, please reserve your seat by contacting Phyllis at 250-503-1800 ext 101 or email: or register directly at

Past Webinars and Recordings:


  • How we fail vulnerable and marginalized people as they die and what to do about it by Dr. Kelli Stajduhar, Professor School of Nursing, University of Victoria
  • Cannabis: Does it have a place in palliative and end-of-life care? by Lynda Balreaves, PhD, RN, Associate Professor College of Nursing, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba
  • Priorities and Challenges in rural Indigenous Palliative care: Cultural Safety Revisited by Susan Caxaj, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health and Development, UBC Okanagan
  • Nurses' Experience with Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) by Dr. Barbara Pesut. RN, Canada Research Chair, Health Ethics and Diversity


  • Exercise for Advanced Cancer Patient: Truths, Myths and Logistics by Dr. S. Nicole Culos-Reed, PhD, Professor of Health and Exercise Psychology in the Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary.





  • The TCare Project | Dr. Barb Pesut
  • The relationship between hope and advance care planning | Dr. Carole Robinson
  • Completing the Circle: End of life care with Aboriginal families | Dr. Carrie Bourassa
  • The changes toolkit: Helping palliative care patients and their family caregivers deal with transitions | Dr. Wendy Duggleby