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Mary O’Connor Palliative and Hospice Care Conference 2018

May 9, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Palliative Care: Passages, Gifts and Messages

Registration is now open.

Keynote speaker: Maggie Callanan presenting Messages of Hope: The Near Death Experience/Nearing Death Awareness

Maggie Callanan is the co-author of bestselling books “Final Gifts: Understanding the Special Awareness, Needs and Communications of the Dying” and “Final Journeys: A Practical Guide to Care and Comfort at the End of Life”. Maggie will discuss the similarities and differences between near death experiences and nearing death awareness, and how to discuss the patient’s and family’s concerns about these experiences in an objective and positive manner.

Concurrent sessions include presentations on:

Acknowledging and Healing Disenfranchised Grief for Health Care Providers – Rabbi Rick Kline

Death and Dignity Have No Address – Dr. Simon Colgan & Rachael Edwards

Two Sides of the Same Coin: The Patient and Healthcare Provider Models of Compassion – Shane Sinclair

Finessing Your Style: Strengthening Communication in End of Life (bereavement) Care – Serena Lewis

Pain, Pills and Pot: A review of Chronic Opioid Therapy and Medical Cannabis in the Treatment of Chronic Non-Cancer Pain – Dr. Robert Tanguay

Complicated Grief or Complicating Grief: Should We be Considering the Difference? – Serena Lewis

Questions? Contact Brittany Mosicki at brittany.mosicki@ahs.ca



May 9, 2018
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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