Care focused specifically on an individual's needs rather than on a cluster of pre-defined client profiles

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 handout overviews the unique health needs of sexual and gender minority individuals who identify as Indigenous. 9 pages. Last reviewed November, 2018.

This articles includes the words spoken by Aboriginal Elders from Saskatchewan, Canada in response to the question, "What would you like non-Aboriginal health care providers to know when providing end-of-life care for Aboriginal families?" 9 pages. Last reviewed November, 2018. 

This guide was created to support the development of continuing care services that support First Nations and Métis unique needs by Alberta Health Services, in partnership and consultation with First Nations and Métis representatives and the Government of Alberta. 33 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

This document explains the importance of creating a culturally safe system, the continuum to cultural safety and the path to get there. 20 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

The authors utilized an ethnographic design and mixed methods to identify four key dimensions of equity-oriented health service that are the foundation to supporting the health and well-being of Indigenous peoples. 17 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

Community Connect 2018, October 17-18th at the Hilton Suites Markham/Toronto. Immerse yourself in an environment of innovation, discovery and leading-edge thinking.This year's conference is an exceptional opportunity to connect with home care, independent living and community support service trailblazers - and network with thought leaders across various sectors and industries. Learn the latest about the big-picture systems drivers that impact our sector, engage with enterprising spirits who are re-imagining service delivery, and learn practical solutions to solve some of your most pressing operational concerns. This year's areas of special focus will include Workforce Issues; Strategies and Solutions; Health System Evolution; Leading for Influence and Impact; Innovation; and Excellence in Operations and Administration​. Register here.

This quality standard from Health Quality Ontario, addresses palliative care for people who are living with a serious, life-limiting illness, and for their family and caregivers. The goal of palliative care is to relieve pain and suffering, and to improve a person's quaity of life. This quality standard focuses on care for people in all settings, including home and community, hospice, hospital, and long-term care. 68 pages. Last reviewed May 2018.

April 24, 2018 from 12-1pm EDT. Join Meaghan Fullerton for this webinar that will introduce participants to the concept of cultural safety in Indigenous Health Care, an orientation that imperative for members of settler society to offer ethical care to Indigenous clients, patients, families, and communities. Consistent with the Truth and Reconciliation’s Calls to Action, cultural safety asks members of settler society to critically reflect on personal and collective culture, history, colonial context, dominant historical narratives, as well as Indigenous voice and experience. Register here.

Tuesday, March 27th from 12-1pm EST join this webinar featuring Meaghan Fullerton as she provides an introduction to the concept of cultural safety in Indigenous Health Care. You are invited to learn how, despite significant contextual and organizational challenges, she successfully increased (and sustained!) care staffs' ability to consistently provide relational and person-centred care during mealtimes. Register here.

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