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 on-line. We are pleased to present upcoming webinars by the Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention, UBC Okanagan and the Hospice Foundation of America.

Please click on the link of each webinar to register. We look forward to hosting these free educational sessions that is open to the public. Everyone is welcome!


Upcoming Webinar Series 2020-21:

12 Core Strategies for Treating Traumatic Bereavement
Tuesday, February 2, 2021
9:00 - 10:30 AM (PST)

Free Webinar by the Hospice Foundation of America

Guest speaker: Therese Rando, PhD, BCETS, BCBT

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/11...


The Caregiver Experience of Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD)

Co-sponsored by the Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention, the Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology, and the North Okanagan Hospice Society

Tuesday, February 2, 2021
10:00 - 11:00 AM (PST)

Guest speaker: Dr. Sarah Hales, MD, PhD, FRCPC, psychiatrist and researcher in the Division of Psychosocial Oncology at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto, will provide an overview of the experience and potential clinical needs of family caregivers in the context of medical assistance in dying (MAiD), including preliminary findings from a current Canadian mixed-methods study examining this population.

Register here: https://ubc.zoom.us/webinar/re...


Living with Grief Since COVID-19
Living with Grief® 2021

Wednesday, March 3, 2021
9:00 - 10:30 AM (PST)
Free Webinar by the Hospice Foundation of America

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/117331899871


Adolescents and Non-Death Losses
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
9:00 - 10:30 AM (PST)
Free Webinar by the Hospice Foundation of America

Guest speaker: Heather Servaty-Seib, PhD, HSPP

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/117332096459


Spirituality as a Foundation for Advance Care Planning
Tuesday, May 4, 2021
9:00 - 10:30 AM (PST)
Free Webinar by Hospice Foundation of America

Guest speaker: Corey Kennard, MACM

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/117332423437


Dementia: The Impact of Isolation on Families
Tuesday, June 1, 2021
9:00 - 10:30 AM (PST)
Free Webinar by the Hospice Foundation of America

Guest speaker: Katherine Supiano, PhD, LCSW, FT

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/117332607989



FORMER LEARNING SESSIONS AT NOHS

2020-21

2019-20

  • Adverse Childhood Experiences as a Risk Factor for Complicated Grief
  • Approaching the 40th Anniversary of the Task Model: Why it Still Matters in Clinical Practice
  • Helping Widowed Parents Cope with Parenting, Loss and Life
  • Best Practices in Counseling Survivors of Sudden and Traumatic Loss
  • Managing Difficult Family Dynamics During Illness and Death

2018-19

  • Cannabis: Does it have a place in palliative and end-of-life care?
  • Funerals and Beyond: Using Rituals to Support Grieving Youth
  • Supporting Children Through Dying and Death of a Family Member
  • Cultural and Spiritual Competency in End-of-Life Care
  • Put your own Oxygen Mask on First - Self-Care for Hospice and Palliative Care Professionals
  • Medical Cannabis - The Essentials for Palliative Care
  • Exploring Complementary Pain Management Techniques in End-of-Life Care
  • #grief: Social Media and Mourning
  • Attachment Theory and Grief Support
  • Nurses' Experiences with Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD)