Annual General Meeting & Educational EventGuest speaker is Dr. Maureen Markle –Reid, RN, MScN, PhD
Scientific Director, Aging, Community and Health Research Unit
Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair, Aging, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion Interventions, School of Nursing
Associate Member, Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
McMaster University, Faculty of Health Sciences
Dr. Maureen Markle-Reid shared the objectives of a five year program of research led by herself and Jenny Ploeg, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University. The Principle Knowledge User is Dr. Debra Bournes, Provincial Chief Nursing Officer, Ontario Ministry of Health. Research will be carried out in Ontario and Alberta by an experienced interdisciplinary team of investigators, scientists and clinicians, advised by patients and families, and supported by senior health system decision makers.
“Objectives/Proposed Activities: The aim of this research is to promote optimal aging at home for older adults with multiple chronic condition (MCC) and to support family caregivers. To this end, the program will design new and innovative community interventions to improve access to health care, health related quality of life and health outcomes, while reducing.”
The Central West Palliative Care Network Annual Conference “Promoting Excellence in Palliative Care”
Donna Laevens - Van West, Executive Director, CWPCN
Opening Keynote Presentation: “The Changing Landscape of End of Life Decisions in Canada”
Kerry Bowman, , University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics, Bioethicist
There were numerous workshops related to symptom management in Palliative Care, Legal Aspects of Advance Care Planning, Understanding Palliative Care in a Cultural Context, and Myths, Mysteries and Marvels of Funerals.
Closing Keynote Presentation: “Keep Yourself Mood-ivated”
Carole Bertuzzi Luciani, author