Thursday, February 25, 2016
1:30 – 3:00 PM EST (OTTAWA time)
Accessed online via phone and web
$55 for a non-member and $45 for a member
(Group tickets available – to see a list of ticket prices, please click here).
This session will examine advance care planning in Canada and the goals of care. More specifically, this presentation will touch upon CARENET research with seriously ill hospitalized patients to highlight patient/family priorities for end-of-life discussions and what are some of the current gaps within it.
This webinar will also touch upon trigger criteria for those who need to be prioritized for goals of care discussions.
This session will run for 60 minutes followed by a 30 minute interactive question and answer period.
Presented by James Downar and John You.
Dr. John You, MD MSc FRCPC, is a hospital-based general internist who received his MSc in Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Toronto in 2005. He joined McMaster University in 2007 and is currently an Associate Professor in the Departments of Medicine, and of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics, McMaster University, a member of the CLARITY (Clinical Advances Through Research and Information Translation) research group, Research Coordinator for the Division of General Internal Medicine at McMaster University, and a staff physician at Hamilton Health Sciences. His main clinical and scholarly interest is to improve the quality of end of life communication, decision-making, and care for seriously ill hospitalized patients and their families.
James Downar is a Critical Care and Palliative Care Physician at the University Health Network in Toronto. He graduated from McGill Medical School and completed residency training in Internal Medicine, Critical Care and Palliative Care at the University of Toronto. He has a Master’s degree in Bioethics from the Joint Centre for Bioethics at the University of Toronto. He is the current chair of the Postgraduate Education Committee of the Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians, and the co-Chair of the Advisory Council of Physicians for Dying with Dignity, a Non-Profit Organization advocating for the legalization of Assisted Death in Canada. His research interests include communication and decision-making for seriously ill patients and their families; Palliative Care for the Critically Ill; and Palliative Care for Noncancer Illnesses.”
This session is currently being accredited by the College of Family Physicians and will be valid for 1.5 Mainpro-M1 credits.
Please note: To obtain accreditation or proof of attendance, EACH person attending must purchase a ticket.
The PowerPoint presentation and recording will be made available to all participants approximately one week after the event. All ticket sales are final.
**Nurses may claim this session as a continuous learning (CL) activity toward renewal of the CNA certification credential if it is related to their nursing specialty. Pre-authorization from the CNA Certification Program is not required. Participants are encouraged to retain a confirmation of attendance.
The PowerPoint presentation and recording will be made available to all participants approximately one week after the event.
Please note, these sessions are currently available in English only.