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 Research to Practice Presentations:

Colour outside the lines: Compassion in the 21st Century
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PST)
Via Zoom Webinar

Presenter: Dr. Shane Sinclair, Associate Professor
Cancer Care Research Professor
Director, Compassion Research Lab
Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary

Abstract: Colour outside the lines is an opportunity for a collective unlearning of what we have come to know about compassion by providing an overview of patient informed research conducted within the Compassion Research Lab.

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

Please REGISTER at: https://ubc.zoom.us/.../u5AsdOuhqTkqHN3SLcFqZm9uEU1vUnf4syDu


Dis(Connecting) through COVID: Experiences of older persons and their volunteer navigators
Friday, November 20, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PST)
Via Zoom Webinar

Presenters: 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; Paxton Bruce, UBCO Master's student in Interdisciplinary studies; and Rowena Dunlop, UBCO BSc student.

Abstract: COVID-19 has deeply disrupted the relationships between hospice volunteer and their clients. In this presentation we share findings from a qualitative exploration of the experiences of clients and volunteers of virtual volunteering in the COVID-19 context.

This presentation is Co-sponsored by the Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention and the North Okanagan Hospice Society.

Please REGISTER at: https://ubc.zoom.us/webinar/re...



Past Webinars and Recordings:

2020-21

2019-20

2018-19

  • 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