Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

End of Life Options: Striking a Balance

September 20, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please join us for a Panel Presentation

New palliative care initiatives
Advance care planning
Overview of “Medical Assistance in Dying”

Sponsored by:
Grande Prairie Hospice Palliative Care Society

September 20, 2016


Douglas J. Cardinal Performing Arts Centre
Grande Prairie Regional College

General Admission $10 Students $5
Tickets available at Revolution Place

For more information: admin@gphospice.ca

The Panel

Terri Woytkiw, RN, MN CHPCN (c) GNC (c) brings over 30 years of nursing experience and advanced education in hospice palliative care and gerontology to her current role as the Lead, Clinical Support North Zone Seniors Health, Alberta Health Services and incoming Alberta Representative to the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association board. Terri’s many credentials include an advanced diploma in palliative care, certifications in hospice palliative care and gerontological nursing with the Canadian Nurses Association and a Master of Nursing degree.

Dr. Eric Wasylenko, MD, CCFP, BSc, MHSc (Bioethics) is a palliative care physician and clinical ethicist. He currently consults to the Health Quality Council of Alberta and to Alberta Health Services. Eric helped in the development of the integrated palliative care service in the former Calgary Region, initially serving clinically as the Home Care palliative consultant. He led the creation of a volunteer community organization that built and opened a rural, free-standing, non-profit residential hospice near his home community of Okotoks, Alberta. Eric coled the development and implementation of the Goals of Care Designation/Advance Care Planning Initiative in Alberta. He chairs the Ethics Consultative Group for the Public Health Agency of Canada. He holds appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Calgary, and Clinical Lecturer at the University of Alberta.

Jamie Tycholiz, BScN, RN, End of Life Consultant, Strategic Planning and Policy Development Branch, has been involved in provincial and national efforts around palliative care related policy development within Alberta Health. She has collaborated in the development and implementation of the Alberta Palliative and End of Life Care 2014 provincial framework and continues to support the implementation of these initiatives. Jamie has many years of nursing experience in Alberta, in the fields of oncology and palliative care (facility and community-based settings) within urban and rural regions. Eric and Jamie continue to be involved in the teams working on Alberta’s preparedness for medical assistance in dying.

Lyle D. Carlstrom, LLP, Partner @ KMSC Law LLP; Corporate Commercial Law, Commercial and Residential Real Estate and Estate Planning and Administration. Lyle was born in Grande Prairie, Alberta. He attended the Grande Prairie Regional College and obtained a Diploma in Liberal Studies. In 1982, Lyle received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alberta, and in 1986 he graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Laws Degree. Lyle joined the firm in 1990, now known as KMSC Law LLP. He has been a member of the Canadian Bar Association since 1983 and is a strong supporter of public legal education. He’s taught with Athabasca University, Fairview College, Grande Prairie Regional College, and helped create the Estate & Financial Planning Institute.


September 20, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Category:


Douglas J. Cardinal Performing Arts Centre
Grande Prairie, Alberta Canada + Google Map