Normalizing Pandemic Caregiver Grief
Wednesday May 12, 2021
7 – 8:30 p.m.
Presenter: Darrin Parkin
Topic: An Alberta spiritual care clinician will share his personal experience as a frontline worker in a hospital setting during the COVID-19 pandemic, along with how it has personally affected him. His intention is to normalize his experience with Roadshow participants, who might feel that their own reactions as pandemic caregivers are abnormal or not OK.
Presenter: Darrin Parkin, the spiritual care clinician at the High River General Hospital, has been a spiritual care provider for over 25 years. Prior to moving to High River, Darrin was with Hospice Calgary (Rosedale Hospice / SAGE Centre) for four years as spiritual care clinician for palliative end of life care as well as grief and bereavement programs and family support.
Darrin was a prison chaplain in his hometown of Lethbridge for 13 years (seven as the Senior Provincial Chaplain for Alberta Corrections). During this time he also taught in the Criminal Justice program at Lethbridge College and took a team of 13 law enforcement people to Uganda to build a clinic in 2010.
Darrin’s areas of passion are palliative care, grief and bereavement work, and teaching healthcare providers about spirituality and well-being through conferences and seminars.
Darrin will be co-presenting with Blair Collins, Grief Counsellor.
Roadshow Spring 2021 is being held on Zoom. Register now and you will receive your Zoom link the day before the event.