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.

UPCOMING WEBINARS:

Cannabis: Does it have a place in palliative and end-of-life care?

Thursday, February 28, 2019
10:00 - 11:00 AM
NOHS Boardroom

Presenter: Lynda Balneaves, PhD, RN, Associate Professor College of Nursing, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba

Dr. Balneaves will provide an overview of cannabis history and policy in Canada, as well as a brief summary of the endocannabinoid system. She will then discuss the known health effects of cannabis and its therapeutic potential for end-of-life care.

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.

If you would like to live stream the webinar from home, you can register here: http://cannabiseol.eventbrite



Past Webinars and Recordings:

2017-18

  • 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; Adam Fulton, RN, Graduate Student (Master of Science in Nursing); Topic Area: Nurses’ Attitudes and Experiences with MAiD; School of Nursing, Faculty of Health and Social Development; UBC Okanagan; and Madeleine Greg, RN, Graduate Student (Master of Science in Nursing); Topic Area: Bio-Medical Ethics; School of Nursing, Faculty of Health and Social Development; Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health and Social Development; UBC Okanagan
  • 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.


2016-17

2014-2015

2013-2014

2012-2013

  • 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