MAiD LUNCH & LEARN WEBINAR SERIES
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Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) Lunch & Learn Webinar Series: Conversations about MAiD
May 25th – 28th, 2021
11:30 am to 12:45 pm
Please join us for our week long Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) Lunch & Learn Webinar Series on conversations about MAiD. Our distinguished panel below will present on their findings, experiences and expertise.
BC Hospice & Palliative Care Association Members are FREE to attend and Non-Member 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 joining the webinar.
Day 2 – Wednesday, May 26th
“Bridge C-14: Supporting Patients and Families”
The impact of the decision to pursue Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) has a ripple effect that extends beyond the death itself, for the individual, their family, community and healthcare team. As many find that the grief process with MAiD is very different from other losses they have experienced, coming to terms with this type of loss involves learning new ways to find meaning in the loss experience, putting this into perspective and working through the journey. Bridge C-14 is a national non-profit organization dedicated to providing meaningful connections of support for individuals, families and loved ones, as well as for professionals and organizations, throughout all stages of medical assistance in dying (MAiD).
Presenter: Lauren Clark
President and CEO Bridge-C14, Social Worker
Lauren Clark is a Social Worker at The Ottawa Hospital (TOH). She holds a permanent position in the Medicine Department at the Civic Campus and has been an active member of the Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) Team at TOH and with the Champlain Regional MAiD Network.
Day 4 – Friday, May 26th
“MAiD from the Lens of the Physician”
Presenter: Dr. Philippa Hawley
B.Med., F.R.C.P.C. UBC Division Head of Palliative Care
Pippa came to Canada from the UK via New Zealand, and became a Palliative Medicine specialist via a roundabout route, including some clinical HIV research in Vancouver in the early ‘90s, 2 Internal Medicine residencies, and a self-directed 2 yr fellowship including 6 months working with Prof. Geoff Hanks, the first professor of palliative medicine in Bristol, England . Pippa started the BC Cancer Agency’s Pain & Symptom Management/Palliative Care Program (PSMPC) in 1997. Pippa is the medical leader of the Provincial PSMPC Program and of the Vancouver team, doing mainly outpatient clinic consultations. Pippa’s research interests include: the assessment and treatment of symptoms such as oral mucositis, delirium and constipation; and she is currently carrying out RCTs on management of opioid-induced constipation and lidocaine infusions for cancer-related pain. She is also leading the drive for early integration of palliative care into oncology in BC, and the creation of an academic palliative care network in BC.
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