Community of Practice Series

 

Being a healthcare worker can be as challenging as it is rewarding. We invite you to join us for this series of informative workshops. Our team has a wide range of expertise in caring with compassion, supporting family members, and managing illness.

This is an excellent forum to learn, exchange ideas, and connect with others who may have stories that resonate with your own.

Next session:

End-of-Life Care for Different Diagnoses

Organ failure: heart failure and other terminal impairments (hepatic, renal, pulmonary), Neurodegenerative diseases

thursday,  november 28, 2022 | 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Presented by:

Audrey-Jane Hall: B.sc. inf., Directrice soins palliatifs infirmiers – Société de soins palliatifs à domicile du Grand Montréal
Émilie Caplette: inf., M.Sc., Conseillère en soins infirmiers et coprésidente du comité de soins palliatifs et de fin de vie ICM
Dre Jennifer Cogan : Anesthésiologiste et coprésidente du comité de soins palliatifs et de fin vie ICM

Objectives:

  • Identify the different illness trajectories for chronic illness as patients transition to palliative care
  • Review symptoms of common end-stage illnesses
  • Review assessment of symptoms at the end of life-related to diagnosis and prognosis
  • Review symptom management of common end-stage illnesses
  • Understand the psychosocial impact on both patients and families

All participants will receive a Zoom link prior to the session. 

For any questions, contact Nicole Lapointe: nlapointe@tdpcr.ca

 

ALL SESSIONS

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Objectives:

  • Identify stressors and risk factors for healthcare professionals working in palliative care
  • Understand the critical impact self-care has on patient care and identify strategies toward a self-care prescription.
  • Illustrate the importance of self-care with the use of case studies
  • Discuss concepts such as self-awareness, boundary setting, and countertransference as it pertains to patient care
  • Identify risk factors for healthcare professionals for compassion fatigue and burnout
  • Discuss self-assessment strategies to assess for compassion fatigue and burnout
  • Highlight strategies to support feeling professional empowerment

(e.g., ALS, end-stage renal, cardiac, or respiratory illnesses)

Objectives:

  • Identify the different illness trajectories for chronic illness as patients transition to palliative care
  • Review symptoms of common end-stage illnesses
  • Review assessment of symptoms at the end of life-related to diagnosis and prognosis
  • Review symptom management of common end-stage illnesses
  • Understand the psychosocial impact on both patients and families

Objectives:

  • Help healthcare professionals understand how to help patients and families affected by serious illness to get care that aligns with their goals, values, and beliefs
  • Identify high-risk patients who would benefit from a serious illness conversation.
  • Understand the components of a successful Serious Illness Conversation
  • Explore the strategies and evidenced-based recommendations to have these conversations

Objectives:

  • Define palliative sedation
  • Understand the indications for palliative sedation
  • Review all critical aspects of palliative sedation: Assessment, Consent, Medication, Monitoring, and Declaration
  • Understand the role of the healthcare professional
  • Understand the CMQ palliative sedation guide
  • Communicate to the patient and the family about the challenges and discuss expectations

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