Near North Palliative Care Network

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PCIEF Winter Conference Program

2022 PCIEF WINTER CONFERENCE

Zoom Webinar, Friday 4th, 2022

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Program

08:00 – 08:30   Zoom webinar wait room open. Messages from Dignitaries and NNPCN-PCIEF

08:30 – 09:00   Welcome. Messages from Dignitaries and NNPCN-PCIEF

09:00 – 10:30   Palliative Care: It’s Everyone’s Business – Sustaining Quality Care amidst Change

                             Dr. Christine Pun, M.D., Palliative Care Physician at Health Sciences North, ON, Canada

  • Introduction: the palliative care approach
  • Understanding the Ontario framework for person-centred decision making
  • Recent changes in the palliative care delivery.

10:30 – 11:00   Break. Messages from Dignitaries and NNPCN-PCIEF

11:00 – 14:00   When Grief is “Complicated:” A Model to Understand, Identify, and Companion Grievers

  Dr. Alan D. Wolfelt, Director of the Center for Loss and Life Transition, Colorado, USA

  • Introduction: the wilderness of complicated grief
  • Understanding the origins of complicated grief
  • Complicated grief influences and risk factors
  • 12:30 – 12:45 – QUICK BREAK
  • Identifying complicated grief: symptoms and sub-categories
  • Companioning principles for complicated grief
  • Facilitating active engagement with six needs of mourning

14:00 – 14:30   Break. Messages from Dignitaries and NNPCN-PCIEF

14:30 – 16:00   Telling Your Story with Data

   Brian Tramontini, President and CEO Stratim, ON, Canada

Andrea Binkle, Associate Professor at Conestoga College.

  •  Palliative care providers interact with families at the most difficult of times. Many have wonderful, touching anecdotes to illustrate the positive impact on clients and caregivers’ lives. In the era of Ontario Health Teams (OHT) and growing demands for accountability, it is increasingly important to tell your story with data. This workshop will address both system and organizational performance. We will provide concrete examples of performance metrics from palliative care service organizations all integrated into a balanced scorecard aligned with the Quadruple Aims.

16:00 – 16:30   Wrap Up. COMPLETE ONLINE EVALUATION FOR A CHANCE TO WIN ONE OF MANY FABULOUS DOOR PRIZES!

DOOR PRIZE WINNERS

We are happy to announce the 9 door-prize winners of the PCIEF Winter Conference 2022! Winners receive an email notification and a congratulations phone call! Congratulations, dear winners!

1st Prize- Jill Marcella

2nd- Beth Lewis

3rd- Jennifer Galley

4th- Emily McIntosh

5th- Laura Moss

6th- Ann Lines

7th- Rhonda Hirst

8th- Lynette Snow

9th- Mary Lou Fulton

 PRESENTERS AND WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS

Dr. Christine Pun, M.D., Palliative Care Physician at Health Sciences North

Dr. Christine Pun is an emergency and palliative care physician at Health Sciences North.  She completed her M.D. at the University of Toronto and Family Medicine Residency in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.  Her clinical experience includes hospital emergency department and inpatient care, cancer centre palliative symptom management clinic and home-based care, in both Tertiary Academic Centre and rural communities. 

Dr. Pun is the Palliative Care Regional Clinical Co-lead for Northeastern Ontario and is involved in health system administration at the local, regional, and provincial levels.  She is an associate professor at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine and is passionate about the advancement of Person-Centred Decision Making and Palliative Care education.

Palliative Care: It’s Everyone’s Business – Sustaining Quality Care Amidst Changes

Content Description: This workshop will help participants explore the provision of palliative care during and beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Now more than ever, quality palliative care is highlighted as an essential component for patients facing life-threatening illnesses. 

The workshop content will include reviewing of the palliative approach to care, exploring the person-centred decision-making in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, and highlight changes in palliative care delivery.

Objectives:

Upon completion of this workshop the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the palliative approach to care
  • Define advance care planning and goals of care discussions within the Ontario Person-Centred Decision-Making framework
  • Discuss strategies for palliative care delivery during and beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic

Agenda:

Among the content areas explored in this workshop are:

  • Introduction: the palliative care approach
  • Understanding the Ontario framework for person-centred decision making
  • Recent changes in the palliative care delivery

Prof. Dr. Alan D. Wolfelt, Director of the Center for Loss and Life Transition, Colorado, USA

Dr. Alan D. Wolfelt has been recognized as one of North America’s leading death educators and grief counselors. Recipient of the Association for Death Education and Counseling’s Death Educator Award, he serves as the Director of the Center for Loss and Life Transition (www.centerforloss.com), in Fort Collins, Colorado. He is also a faculty member of the University of Colorado Medical School’s Department of Family Medicine.

In addition to presenting dozens of keynotes and workshops across North America each year, Dr. Wolfelt facilitates training seminars for bereavement caregivers in Fort Collins, CO and Scottsdale, AZ. Dr. Wolfelt is a popular media resource who regularly provides his expertise to many top-tier television shows, newspapers, and magazines.

Dr. Wolfelt is the best-selling author of more than fifty books including When Grief is Complicated: A Model for Therapists to Understand, Identify, and Companion Grievers Lost in the Wilderness of Grief; Companioning the Bereaved: A Soulful Guide for Caregivers; Understanding Your Grief; Grief One Day at a Time; The Journey Through Grief; Healing a Spouse’s Grieving Heart; Companioning the Grieving Child; Healing a Parent’s Grieving Heart; and Creating Meaningful Funeral Ceremonies.

When Grief is “Complicated:” A Model to Understand, Identify, and Companion Grievers

Content Description: This workshop will help participants explore the important topic of “complicated” grief.  Alan Wolfelt will present his model for understanding, identifying, and companioning grievers lost in the wilderness of grief.

After a significant loss, grief is normal and necessary.  But sometimes a mourner’s grief becomes naturally heightened, stuck, or made more complex by especially difficult circumstances surrounding the death or complications surrounding the nature of the relationship.

The workshop content will include exploring the origins of complicated grief, risk factors, common symptoms, sub-categories of complicated grief (unembarked, impasse, off-trail, and encamped), and provide specific guidance on caring for complicated grievers.  Come join us and learn about this important body of knowledge from one of North America’s leading clinical thanatology.

Objectives:

Upon completion of this workshop the participant will be able to:

  • Identify complicated grief influences and risk factors
  • Describe symptoms and sub-categories of complicated grief
  • Explain the use of a companioning model for complicated grief
  • Facilitate the griever’s work on six needs of mourning

Agenda:

Among the content areas explored in this workshop are:

  • Introduction: the wilderness of complicated grief
  • Understanding the origins of complicated grief
  • Complicated grief influences and risk factors
  • Identifying complicated grief: symptoms and sub-categories
  • Companioning principles for complicated grief
  • Facilitating active engagement with six needs of mourning

Brian Tramontini, President and CEO Stratim

Mr. Tramontini founded Stratim over 25 years ago after holding a variety of roles in government and the private sector. Stratim specializes in organizational performance metrics with a focus on palliative care. Brian co-led the development and creation of the Hospice Palliative Care Ontario (HPCO) suite of performance measures in 2016. The Stratim software platform supports over 80 palliative care services providers across the province of Ontario through the HPCO Metrics Platform. The extended Stratim suite is used by many palliative care service providers to support: Balanced Scorecards aligned with the Quadruple Aims; Strategic and Operational Planning; Organizational Risk Management; and Governance.

Andrea Binkle, R.N., M.A.

Andrea Binkle is a Registered Nurse with over three decades of experience in health care and holds a Master of Arts in Leadership. Her past 15 years, her work has been in the design of hospice palliative care service delivery at the local, regional, and provincial level.  Andrea was the Team Lead and Regional Liaison for the Ontario Palliative Care Network and is currently an Associate Professor at Conestoga College. She has previous with Waterloo Wellington Community Care Access Centre as, Regional Hospice Palliative Care Director, Senior Director of Patient Services & Performance and with the Victorian Order of Nurses as a branch Executive Director and National Quality Lead. Andrea has extensive experience in the fields of acute, community and long-term care. Andrea was the YMCA Women of Distinction Award in Public Service in 2010 and the WWCCAC’s Leadership Award in 2011. 

Presently, Andrea provides strong leadership to an outstanding professional team at Lisaard and Innisfree Hospice dedicated to “Making Moments Matter”.  Andrea is pleased to contribute to the well-established and respected leadership team of Lisaard and Innisfree Hospice in the Cambridge & Kitchener Area.  

Workshop Topic:

Telling Your Story with Data

Palliative care providers interact with families at the most difficult of times. Many have wonderful, touching anecdotes to illustrate the positive impact on clients and caregivers’ lives. In the era of Ontario Health Teams (OHT) and growing demands for accountability, it is increasingly important to tell your story with data. This workshop will address both system and organizational performance. We will provide concrete examples of performance metrics from palliative care service organizations all integrated into a balanced scorecard aligned with the Quadruple Aims.

PCIEF Palliative Care Interdisciplinary Education Funding

A LITTLE ABOUT US

The CFPCIE Community and Facility Palliative Care Interdisciplinary Education was first introduced in 1992 as one of four new palliative care initiatives for Ontario. This service provides education to front line health care providers. The education plan may include but is not limited to one-day (i.e., 6-hour) courses, refresher days, mentoring programs and videoconference options. The courses will use a variety of instructional methods, including coaching, course presentation and distance learning.

The sponsoring agency (transfer payment organization) is accountable for the PCIEF Palliative Care Interdisciplinary Education Funding, provided for the CFPCIE service. The agency/organization is responsible for submitting yearly service plans, budget, and statistics to the MOHL TC.

The PCIEF Palliative Care Interdisciplinary Education Funding (Nipissing Sub-Region) was transferred by the NE LHIN to NNPCN on January 11th, 2019. NNPCN Near North Palliative Care Network (Nipissing/Parry Sound) was invested by the NE LHIN as the PCIEF sponsoring agency, with the responsibility “to act as the planner and administrator for the Palliative Care Interdisciplinary Education Funding for the Nipissing Sub-Region, including the annual Palliative Care Conference.”

The funding allows NNPCN “to work with palliative health care partners to build capacity in local facility and community settings, enhance an interdisciplinary team approach to care in the community, and help shift the care of persons in the last stages of their life to their setting of choice.”

The Chair of the PCIEF Committee is the representative of the sponsoring organization NNPCN.The sponsoring organization is accountable to the Ministry for reporting, good results and proper use of funding. The current Chair of the PCIES is Monica Do Coutto Monni, NNPCN Executive Director.

PCIEF Regular Meetings are held online by teleconference and/or at the facility of the banker (St. Joseph’s Motherhouse, 2025 Main Street West, North Bay ON, P1B 2X6, Conference Room), on the second Tuesday of odd months: January, March, May, July (if needed), September, November, from 1 to 2:00 pm, at the facility of the PCIEF sponsoring agency(NNPCN Office) and/or teleconference on Zoom.

PCIEF Conference Planning Meetings are held online by teleconference and/or at the facility of the sponsoring agency (St. Joseph’s Motherhouse, 2025 Main Street West, North Bay ON, P1B 2X6, Conference Room), on the second Tuesday of even months: February, April, June, August, October, December (if needed), from 1 to 2:00 pm, at the facility of the PCIEF sponsoring agency (NNPCN Office) and/or teleconference on Zoom.

PCIEF Member Agency Representatives are welcome and encouraged to bring their suggestions and requests of palliative care education to PCIEF meetings, or by email to the Chair. The PCIEF supports the palliative care education needs of its member agencies, and of professionals belonging to the palliative care continuum.

The PCIEF Nipissing Sub-Region is committed to the continuous delivery of high-quality Palliative Care Education to healthcare services providers in our area. 

If you would like to know more about the PCIEF Palliative Care Interdisciplinary Education Services or consider becoming a member agency of the PCIEF, please phone Near North Palliative Care Network (705-497-9239) or email [email protected] and we will be glad to assist.

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Main Office:
St. Joseph Motherhouse
2025 Main Street West
North Bay, ON  P1B 2X6
Phone: (705) 497-9239
1-800-287-9441
Fax: (705) 497-1039
Hours:
08:30-16:30 Monday-Friday
(closed for lunch between 12:00-13:00)

Mattawa Office:
(705) 744-3771 Fax: (705) 744-2787
West Nipissing Office:
(705) 753-5771  |  Fax: (705) 753-6130