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 Free Zoom Webinars:
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 AM - 11:00 AM (PST)
Presenter: Dr. Sarah Hales, MD, PhD, FRCPC is a psychiatrist and researcher in the Division of Psychosocial Oncology at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto, Canada. Her research has been funded by the Canadian Cancer Society, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and Prostate Cancer Canada/Movember. Her clinical and research interests include the end of life experience as it affects patients and families, and psychotherapeutic interventions aimed at alleviating distress in those facing advanced disease.
Abstract: This presentation 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...
Past Webinars and Recordings:
- Relational practice and pandemic restrictions: A qualitative study of palliative care nursing by David Kenneth Wright, PhD, RN, CHPCN(C) Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of Ottawa; Academic Lead, Palliative Care and Nursing Ethics Hub, Centre for Research on Health and Nursing; Director at Large—Research, Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Nurses Group and
Kim McMillan, PhD, RN, CHPCN(C) Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, University of Ottawa; Academic Mentor, Palliative Care and Nursing Ethics Hub, Centre for Research on Health and Nursing
- Dis(Connecting) through COVID: Experiences of older persons and their volunteer navigators by Dr. Barb Pesut, PhD, RN, Research Chair in Palliative and End-of-Life Care for Frail and Rural Adult Populations; Professor, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health and Social Development, UBC Okanagan and Paxton Bruce, UBCO Master’s student in Interdisciplinary studies
- Colour outside the lines: Compassion in the 21st Century by Dr. Shane Sinclair, Associate Professor Cancer Care Research Professor, Director, Compassion Research Lab, Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary
- A Life Well Lived is a Life Well Planned by Laurel Gillespie, MBA Director, Advance Care Planning in Canada Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA) and Ryley Garagan, BPR (Hon), Communications Officer, CHPCA
- Perspectives from Families, Decision Makers and Researchers on What Should be Captured to Assess the Quality of Community-Based Palliative Care by Dawn Guthrie, PhD Professor, Department of Health Sciences, Wilfred Laurier University
- Policy and practice implications of MAiD for Canadian Nursing by Dr. Barb Pesut, PhD RN, Canada Research Chair; Professor, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health and Social Development, UBC Okanagan
- Making connections: Making a difference - Scaling out a volunteer navigation intervention by Dr. Barb Pesut, PhD RN, Canada Research Chair; Professor, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health and Social Development, UBC Okanagan and Clara Dyck, MSN RN Education and Resource Leader, North Okanagan Hospice Society
- More, better and earlier conversations: Promoting Advance Care Planning in the community and with the health care team by 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
- 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