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(Online) Let’s Speak Upstream: Advance Care Planning Trends in Canada

April 16, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Where: Accessed online via phone and web
Price: $20  REGISTER NOW

Learning objectives for this session: 

• Discuss the results and implications of a 2019 national survey of Canadians’ advance care planning attitudes and behaviors.
• Identify current resources and activities that can support Canadians’ engagement in advance care planning.
• Highlight National ACP Day 2019 as a pivotal time to encourage advance care planning conversations.

Presenters: Drs. Chad Hammond & Mary Ann Murray; Advance Care Planning in Canada “Speak Up” Initiative, Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association

Chad Hammond is the Program Manager for the Advance Care Planning in Canada initiative of CHPCA. Chad has a PhD in cultural psychology and recently completed a postdoctoral fellowship in psychosocial oncology, arts-based inquiry, and Indigenous health at the University of Ottawa. Dr. Hammond has worked closely with a variety of community organizations involved in advocacy, research, and support for people impacted by cancer. He was a compassionate care volunteer for Prairie Hospice Society in Saskatoon and taught a course on the Psychology of Death and Dying at the University of Saskatchewan before moving to Ottawa in 2014.

Mary Ann Murray is the Director for the Advance Care Planning in Canada initiative of CHPCA, an Adjunct Professor University of Ottawa and Associate Investigator Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. Mary Ann completed a PhD in Nursing in the field of Evidence Informed Decision Making in Nursing and Health Care followed by a Canadian Health Services Research Foundation post-doctoral fellowship with the University of Ottawa and University of McGill. Her research focuses on exploring and promoting shared decision making and evidence-informed practice for patients living with end stage chronic illness and complex multi-system disorders. Mary Ann has taken on several leadership roles such as President of the College of Nurses of Ontario (2005-2007), co-lead on two Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO) Best Practice Guideline development panels (Decision Support for Adults with CKD, Last Days and Hours of Life), and lead for a regional home dialysis program–one of the largest in Canada.



April 16, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm