SPRING LUNCH & LEARN WEBINAR SERIES
Complexities of Grief in our Communities
Please join us virtually for our Spring Lunch & Learn Series.
Dates: March 14th – 17th, 2022
Time: 12 to 1 pm Pacific Standard Time
Who Can Attend?
BC Hospice Palliative Care Association Members can attend for FREE.
Non-members by Donation
Members, please log into your Members portal to register.
Non-members, please register below:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join the Spring Lunch & Learn Webinar Series.
We are very excited to have our distinguished speakers catalyze conversations on supporting vulnerable populations through traumatic loss and prolonged grief disorder.
Tuesday, March 15, 2022
“Prolonged Grief Disorder”
Speaker: Marney Thompson
MA, RCC – Director Psychosocial Services at Victoria Hospice will present on Prolonged Grief Disorder
Marney will be presenting current information on Prolonged Grief Disorder, a stress-related disorder that was introduced to the latest Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders (DSM-5-TR) in September 2021. The presentation will include general information about PGD criteria, prevalence, treatment approaches, and resources.
Marney Thompson is currently the Director of Bereavement Services at Victoria Hospice. Since 1994, she has worked in hospice palliative care, providing information, support, and counselling to patients, families and health care providers. In 2016, Marney co-authored the award-winning, “Transitions in Dying and Bereavement: A Psychosocial Guide for Hospice and Palliative Care, which won 3rd place in the American Journal of Nursing’s book of the year award in the palliative and hospice care category. In recent years, her primary interest has been in the field of grief and bereavement. Marney completed training at Columbia University’s Centre for Complicated Grief and has since focussed her teaching and clinical practice primarily in this area. In 2017, she co-authored an article published in the Journal of Loss and Trauma titled: “Complicated grief in Canada: Exploring the client and professional landscape.”
Thursday, March 17, 2022
“Living and Dying on the Streets: Palliative Care for Structurally Vulnerable Populations”
Speaker: Trevor Morey
MD, CCFP (PC) – Palliative Care Physician – PEACH Inner City Health Associates will present on Living and Dying on the Streets: Palliative Care for Structurally Vulnerable Populations
Trevor will speak about the PEACH (Palliative Education and Care for the Homeless) program and how they help to support people experiencing structural vulnerability in their community with harm reduction, trauma informed care and an anti-racism approach.
Trevor Morey (preferred pronouns are he/him) is a family medicine and community based palliative care physician based in Toronto, Ontario. He works as a physician with the PEACH (Palliative Education and Care for the Homeless) team based out of the Inner City Health Associates, the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care and Casey House Hospital. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Inner City Family Health Team and the communications lead for Health Providers Against Poverty, a community based advocacy organization. He is passionate about providing equitable access to palliative care.