This paper reviews the literature about the importance of communication in deliverying bad news, the status of communication training, communication strategies and psychosocial interventions. 5 pages. Last reviewed March 2019.

April 4-7, 2019 at the Donald Gordon Centre in Kingston. This four-day small group learning program and preceptorship is funded by the Ministry of Health, Kingston Area Long-term Care Division. There is no reigstration fee, only a $100 deposit which will be returned when you complete the course.  This program is for family physicians living within LHIN 9 and 10. To learn more or to register click here.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 8:45 AM - 3 PM EST - The Waterloo - Wellington Annual Knowledge Exchange in Geriatrics will host "Living Beyond the Diagnosis", a day-long event covering how to incorporate a palliative approach to care. Dr. Daphna Grossman, MD CCFP (em) FCFP, will deliver a keynote on the intesection between geriatric care and a palliative approach to care. The cost of the event is $75 and the deadline to register is February 1, 2019. To register click here.

This reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources. Topics related to Indigenous Elders include:
  • dementia
  • palliative care
  • end-of-life
  • disparities and inequalities
  • successful aging
  • culturally sensitive care
  • nutrition
  • diabetes
  • cancer
  • frailty
  • LGBTQ
  • abuse and trauma

6 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

This booklet was designed to support Aboriginal people and their caregivers in rural and remote communities living with life threatening illness. 133 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

This workbook provides an outline for creating local palliative care programs in First Nations communities with the goal of supporting other First Nations communities interested in developing a palliative care program. 84 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

This article provides a Canadian example of implementing a public health approach to palliative care in an Indigenous context utilizing participatory action research. 28 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

This publication describes participatory action research in a First Nations community in rural Canada to improve quaity and access to palliative care at home by better integrating First Nations' health services and urban non-Indigenous health services. 16 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

This article desribes an unique initiative reduces disparities in access to quality palliative home care and demonstrates that First Nations communities can successfully undertake a process of community capacity development to create unique and culturally responsive palliative care programs.25 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

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