Past Webinars

The future of Alzheimer's and end-of-life care in Canada

One in five Canadians has experience caring for someone living with dementia or Alzheimer’s. Further, the prevalence of dementia more than doubles every five years for Canadians age 65 and older, from less than one per cent for those age 65 to 69 to about 25 per cent for those 85 and older. In this webinar, learn what is currently being done with respect to advance requests for medical assistance in dying (MAID); hear directly from a MAID provider to better understand eligibility and how it affects those with dementia; and more.

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Bill C-7: Six months later

Bill C-7 reached Royal Assent on March 17, 2021. The introduction of this new legislation included changes to eligibility for those accessing medical assistance in dying (MAID) and altered procedural safeguards. This free, online event, Bill C-7: Six months later, reflects on the impact of Bill C-7 on Canadians seeking access to MAID, any challenges that have come along, and what the future of MAID and end-of-life choice in Canada may look like.

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Assisted dying around the world

Over the past twenty years, assisted dying legislative practices have expanded around the world. Jenna Carter, the granddaughter of Kay Carter, gave a presentation exploring global trends and shifting public perceptions surrounding the practice.

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Your health care team: Spotlight on nurse practitioners

In this webinar, DWDC was joined by nurse practitioners Valerie Cooper and Elizabeth Leonardis, who shared their insights, experiences and perspectives related to end-of-life care.

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Regional Spotlight: Death and dying in Eastern Canada

Clinicians and navigators from Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Nova Scotia joined us to discuss various topics surrounding death and dying in Eastern Canada.

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In Conversation With Reanne Booker: Medical Assistance in Dying, Palliative Care, and Oncology

A special discussion with Nurse Practitioner Reanne Booker. Reanne has more than 20 years of experience in cancer care, is the current President of the Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology, and has special interests in symptom management, sexual health and cancer, the integration of palliative care in oncology, and medical assistance in dying.

 

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Cultural humility and grief

Grieving is a very individual and personalized experience. It is influenced and shaped, not just by who or what we are grieving, but rather by our very essence of who we are, and how we’ve lived our lives.

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Children and grief: Perspectives, support and discussions

In this recorded webinar, grief counsellor, Lisa Robinson, discusses how to best understand and support a child through grief and how to honour their unique experiences.

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How to be there for someone who is grieving

In this recorded webinar, DWDC learned from Dr. Melissa Melnitzer about the do’s and don'ts of being there for someone who is grieving. DWDC volunteer, Jenny Hasselman, shared her personal experience with grief following the death of her mom in 2018.

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Approaches to death and dying, grief and healing in First Nation communities

In this recorded webinar, DWDC was joined by two Indigenous Elders who spoke on various Indigenous traditions and beliefs related to death, dying and grief, as well as how dying people and those who are grieving are supported.

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