Lifelong Living: Plain Talk About Palliative Care

Date(s) - May 5, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel

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Lifelong Living: plain talk about palliative care

You are invited to join the Lifelong Living Public Forum for some thoughtful conversation about the role of palliative care in helping people live as well as they can for as long as they can.

This free public forum is brought to you by the Palliative Care Program at Providence Health Care and supported by St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation in recognition of National Palliative Awareness Week, which runs from May 5-10, 2014.

When: May 5, 2014, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Where: Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel (Junior Ballroom), 1088 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Pre-registration for this free event is required: Please click here to register


Keynote presentation

The forum will include a keynote presentation by Dr. Harvey Chochinov, a distinguished professor of psychiatry at the University of Manitoba and director of the Manitoba Palliative Care Research Unit, entitled “Maintaining dignity in the face of illness.” Chochinov’s internationally-acclaimed research has shown how a personal sense of dignity can make the difference between a person’s wish to live or die. Learn about what dignity really means to people, and how health professionals, family caregivers and patients themselves can safeguard and promote dignity during the most difficult times.

Other educational events during Palliative Awareness Week

For family caregivers

Caring for the Caregiver: Self Care, Grief and Bereavement
When: St. Vincent’s Langara (Sun Room), 255 West 62nd Avenue, Vancouver
Where: May 10, 2014, 11:00 am-12:30pm
Pre-registration is not required.

Are you a family member caring for a loved one at home or in a residential care setting? Or, have you recently lost someone close to you? If so, please join us to hear Lynette Pollard-Elgert, Executive Director of the Living Through Loss Counselling Society of BC, speak about positive self-care strategies. Come enjoy a free light brunch, learn something new and socialize with other families.


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