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Edson 2016 Roadshow

October 3, 2016


Monday October 3, 2016

Edson FCSS Program

Pioneers Cabin
4836 – 7 Ave, Edson AB

The reality of hospice palliative care often means compassionate companionship in a caring, supportive setting. However, it may also include awkward family dynamics, difficult spiritual questions, pain and suffering, and even ethical issues such as physician assisted death.

Volunteers, professionals, caregivers, family members, and individuals can learn to navigate some of these real life problems in hospice palliative care at AHPCA’s 2016 Roadshow.

“It’s About Life: Navigating the Reality of Hospice Palliative Care” is an interactive full-day workshop which will help you develop practical strategies through inspiring discussions, self-reflection, and thought provoking case studies provided by our Roadshow communities and guest presenter.

Presenter: Dr. David Falk

Dr. David Falk, highly respected and well-known Alberta physician and educator, has been teaching volunteers, nurses, medical students, family medicine residents, palliative care residents, and physicians in palliative care for over twelve years. He has also served as a hospice Medical Director and the Palliative Care Consultant for the Calgary zone.

Outline for the Workshop

  1. It Totally Hurts!
  2. This Isn’t My Mother….
  3. Spiritual Distress – What Does it Look Like?
  4. Compassion/Pity; Good/Bad – Ethics at EOL including PAD
  5. I’m Not An Island – Family Dynamics
  6. What About the Rest of Me, Doc? – GI symptoms, GU symptoms, chronic disease???
  7. Case Studies/Group Discussion

To Register visit the Registration Page
Edson 2016 Roadshow

Additional Information about the AHPCA Roadshows?


Alberta Hospice Palliative Care Association


Seniors Pioneers Cabin
4836 – 7 Ave
Edson, Alberta Canada
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