Baycrest, in partnership with North East Specialized Geriatric Centre, is recruiting for the Fall 2019 program of "Project ECHO Care of the Elderly Long-Term Care (ECHO COE LTC), a telehealth education program that aims to help primary care providers build capacity in the care of older adults through weekly 60-minute videoconference sessions. The sessions will run weekly from September 10 - December 3, 2019 on Tuesdays from 11am -12pm with the exception of October 1st, 2019. See the pdf flyers for more information. To apply please fill out the form at https://redcap.baycrest.org/redcap/surveys/?s=L9RNFHR3WD

This resource aims to assist health care providers with guidance for goals of care conversations. 4 pages. Last reviewed May 2019.

The aim of this document is to support providers and system level leadership in earlier identification of patients who would benefit from palliative care. 17 pages. Last reviewed May 2019.

This document focuses  on adults with a progressive, life-limiting illness, who would benefit from palliative care along with the supports required for their families and caregivers. This document emphasizes the important role of education in building capacity for palliative care, as well as the need for providers to have the necessary competetncies. 181 pages. Last reviewed May 2019.

Nov 7-10, 2019 at the Donald Gordon Conference Centre, Kingston. This small group learning program and preceptorship is for Family Physicians living within LHIN 9 and LHIN 10.  If you have any questions regarding the program please contact Jenny DeBruyn by phone 613-533-6000 x78395 or email debruynj@queensu.ca

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.

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 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.

September 19 - 21, 2019 at the Brookstreet Hotel, Ottawa. This conference provides doctors, nurses, pharmacists, hospice palliative care and other allied healthcare professionals; and caregivers, volunteers, spiritual advisers, and social workers with the opportunity to share their experience and expertise on a national platform. This event expects to attract 500-800 hospice palliative care professionals. To learn more or to register click here.

This article discusses the urgent need to develop palliative care programs in First Nations communities and a journey mapping process undertaken in rural Canada to improve the quality of and access to palliative care in the home.  16 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

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