Improving End-of-Life Care: Focus Group Study in Ottawa
Researchers at the Ottawa Hospital are seeking patients and family members involved in end-of-life care to participate in a 1-hour focus group. We will discuss the helpfulness of conversations that inform patients when end-of-life might be approaching. Participants will also discuss and provide feedback on an assessment tool designed by the research team. For more information about this study, or to volunteer, contact 613-798-5555, ext. 10298.
MAID - In Practice - March 28, 2018/17:30-19:30
University of Ottawa, Room CRX C408 (Learning Crossroads Building)
Dying with Dignity Canada’s University of Ottawa chapter will be hosting a panel discussion, "MAID – in Practice" on the evening of Wednesday, March 28, 5:30 p.m.
Dr. Alan Karovitch (physician and professor of medicine)
Daphne Gilbert (independent witness & law professor)
Jan Ditchfield (director, Bridge C-14)
Lauren Clarke (social worker, Centre for Addiction & Mental Health)
Jennifer Turner (psychotherapist, Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre)
Each panelist will speak for 10-15 minutes, followed by a Q and A with audience participants.
The panel will be held on the University of Ottawa campus, room CRX C408, in the Learning Crossroads Building. To access the room, please follow these detailed directions:
Go to Lamoureux Hall (145 Jean-Jacques Lussier, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5); when you walk in through the front doors, continue to walk straight - you will see doors leading to the new Learning Crossroads (CRX) Building. When you enter through those doors, turn right and you will see the elevators. Take the elevators up to the fourth floor. Turn right out of the elevators and follow the signs to room C408.
Due to the limited space available in the meeting room, we ask that you register your participation with email@example.com.
Advance Care Planning Workshop - April 10, 2018/09:30-12:30
Good Companions Seniors Centre, 670 Albert St., Ottawa
The Ottawa Chapter of Dying With Dignity Canada will be holding an Advance Care Planning (ACP) workshop at The Good Companions Seniors’ Centre. As these workshops are popular, we encourage you to register early. Consider coming with the family member or friend who may be your Substitute Decision Maker (as designated in your Power of Attorney document). The workshop is a great starting point for a discussion about your end-of-life wishes. Should you register to attend this workshop, please access and bring with you a copy of the ACP kit by End Of Life Planning Canada, which is available for free download at www.dyingwithdignity.ca
The session is free of charge, but a $1.70 fee will be charged if attendees need to print the ACP kit in the centre.
Please note and respect that the centre is scent free.
Registration is required and will be accepted on a first come, first included basis.
Members and non-members are welcome and encouraged to attend. Space is limited. Call 613-236-0428 or stop by the Good Companions Centre Front Reception to register. Parking available ($2.50/Day).
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Advance Care Planning Workshop - May 10, 2018/09:30-12:30
McMartin House, 125 Gore Street East, Perth
The Ottawa Chapter of Dying With Dignity Canada will be holding an Advance Care Planning (ACP) workshop at McMartin House in Perth. As these workshops are popular, we encourage you to register early. Consider coming with the family member or friend who may be your Substitute Decision Maker (as designated in your Power of Attorney document). The workshop is a great starting point for a discussion about your end-of-life wishes or for health crisis situations where you are unable to speak for yourself.
To register, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Louise McDiarmid at 613-264-8590.
Should you register to attend this workshop, please access and bring with you a copy of the Ontario Advance Care Planning kit, which can be found by following this link:
or go to www.dyingwithdignity.ca which will direct you to the kit.
Parking on Gore Street is limited in both time and spaces available. Carpooling and walking are encouraged, and there is a pay parking lot in the market square.
Out of consideration for others, please do not wear scented products.
MAID in Ottawa - May 30, 2018/1pm
Abbotsford House, 950 Bank Street, Ottawa
As part of its Learn and Explore Speaker Series, Abbotsford House will be hosting a presentation by Susan Desjardins, Volunteer Ottawa Chapter Chair of Dying with Dignity Canada. The topic will be Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID). Come to this talk to learn how MAID can be requested, how to access it in Ottawa, and some of the challenges of the current legislation.The presentation will begin at 1 p.m. sharp and will allow for questions and discussion.
Please register in advance by calling 613-230-5730. There is an attendance fee of $2 – tea/coffee and a homemade treat will be available.
Abbotsford House is located at 950 Bank Street. Parking is available across the street at Lansdowne.
You can also add your name to the Ottawa Chapter mailing list by contacting Janice McBride at email@example.com.