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Queen's Academic Palliative Care Rounds

The Academic Palliative Care Rounds are held weekly on Fridays from 8-9 am between September and June at Fenwick Conference Room at KGH. The content includes medical topics, symptom management, supportive care, psychosocial, spiritual and ethical issues relevant for palliative care, palliative education, palliative care research and collaborative care. Rounds are open to all health care professionals, volunteers, students and trainees interested in palliative care. 

For further information contact: Ruili Fang (fangr@kgh.kari.net)

Burnout in Palliative Health Care Professional

Published Thu Nov 30/17 2:00pm.
Presented by Dr. Daniel Robinson

0800-0900
Friday December 1, 2017
Fenwick Conference Room at KGH

Objectives:
1. Discuss the prevalence of burnout in palliative health care professionals
2. Discuss factors that contribute to burnout in the palliative health care professionals
3. Discuss factors that reduce the risk of burnout in palliative health care professionals
4. Discuss how the above with lead into my scholarly project

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South East LHIN Palliative Care Priorities and Resources

Published Thu Nov 16/17 10:00am.
Presented by: Lori Van Manen & Dr. Natalie Kondor

0800-0900
Friday November 17, 2017
Host site: Fenwick Conference Room at KGH

Objectives: 
1. Understand the mandates of the provincial and regional networks 
2. Describe the goals, priorities, & system level measures in Ontario Palliative Care Network’s Action Plan 
3.Know the priorities identified by the SE LHIN Regional Palliative Care Network 
4. Quick review of pertinent regional palliative care resources

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Conservative Care in End-Stage Kidney Disease

Published Mon Oct 16/17 10:00am.
Presented by: Dr. Hasitha Welihinda

0800-0900
Friday October 20, 2017
Fenwick Conference Room at KGH

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Highlights from the 1st National Conference on Medical Assistance in Dying

Published Tue Oct 03/17 11:00am.
Presented by: Cathy MacGillivary, MSW, RSW

0800-0900
Friday October 6, 2017
Fenwick Conference Room at KGH

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Intra-Thecal Catheters in the Palliative Care Setting

Published Tue Sep 26/17 9:00am.
Presented by: Dr. Alex Trussler

0800-0900
Friday September 29, 2017
Fenwick Conference Room, KGH

Objectives:
1. Anatomy of the spine and placement of an intra-thecal device
2. Evidence for/against their use in the general population and the palliative care setting
3. Challenges and Complications of Intra-Thecal Devices

 
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The Role of the Aboriginal Navigator

Published Tue Sep 19/17 11:00am.
Presented by Dionne Nolan, Aboriginal Navigator, SE Regional Cancer Program

0800-0900
Friday Sep 22, 2017
Fenwick Conference Room at KGH

Objectives:
1. Understand the role of the Aboriginal Navigator
2. Understand the role of traditional medicines in patient care 
3. Know how to approach an Aboriginal patient and understand issues around self-identification

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Forgotten: The Role of Palliative Care In Dementia

Published Fri Sep 15/17 1:00pm.
Presented by Dr. Ryan Fisher

0800-0900
Friday September 15, 2017
Fenwick Conference Room at KGH

Objectives:
  • Know the features of Dementia.
  • Appreciate the natural history of Dementia.
  • Understand and appreciate the Palliative Care considerations in patients with Dementia
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The Evolution of Hospice Care in Kingston

Published Mon Jun 19/17 10:00am.
Presented by: Ron Lirette, Executive Director, Hospice Kingston

0800-0900
Friday June 23, 2017
Fenwick Conference Room, KGH

Objectives:
1. Enhanced understanding of the history of Residential Hospice in Ontario
2. Enhanced awareness of the Hospice Kingston Palliative Care Centre and Residential Hospice Service

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An update of the recent PCFA formulary changes and an Overview of the use of palliative medications in the context of liver failure

Published Wed Jun 07/17 11:00am.
Presented by: Jen Baker, Phyarmacist

0800-0900
Friday June 9, 2017
Fenwick Conference Room at KGH

Objectives:
1. Review changes to the Ontario Drug Benefit plan including changes to the PCFA formulary and youth pharmacare
2. Outline which commonly used palliative care medications could be concerning in the context of liver failure
3. Review recommendations for reducing adverse effects and toxicity of medications affected by liver failure

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From Personalized Medicine, Patient-Centered Care to Person-Centered Care

Published Wed May 24/17 9:00am.
Presented by: Dr. Deb Dudgeon

0800-0900
Friday May 26, 2017
Fenwick Conference Room, KGH

Objectives:
1. To discuss the concepts of personalized medicine, patient-centred care and person-centred care
2. To explore implications in the care we provide of each of the approaches

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Why Caregivers Provide Care at the End of Life: A Literature Review

Published Fri May 12/17 11:00am.
Presented by: Dr. Alison Flanagan, Palliative Medicine PGY3

0800-0900
Friday May 19, 2017
Host site: Fenwick Conference Room @ KGH

Objectives: 
1. Introduce the context for the question of why caregivers provide care at the end-of-life 
2. Review the history of informal caregiving in palliative care 
3. Present a review of the literature available on motivations for caregiving at the end-of-life 
4. Engage in a discussion on how an awareness of these motivations might help inform our clinical practice and support for caregivers 
5. Introduce potential "next steps" and research opportunities in this area

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Cannabis for Anorexia

Published Tue May 09/17 10:45am.
Presented by: Brittany Dickson & Dr. Craig Goldie

0800-0900
Friday May 12, 2017
Fenwick Conference Room, KGH

Objectives:
1. Review cannabinoid system
2. Explore clinical evidence pertaining to anorexia
3. Clarify how to prescribe medical cannabis

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The Cancer Metaphor: "Because Cowards Get Cancer Too ..."

Published Tue May 02/17 12:00pm.
Presented by: Dr. Ryan Fisher, Md, FRCPC
Palliative Medicine Fellow

0800-0900
Friday May 5, 2017
Fenwick Conference Room @ KGH

Objectives:
1. Understand the history of the “fight” metaphor in cancer and why we use it 
2. Understand the potential advantages and disadvantages of using the “fight” metaphor in cancer language
3. Appreciate the potential impact the “fight” metaphor has on patient care

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Advocacy in Palliative Care : Learning From Geriatric Medicine??

Published Fri Apr 21/17 10:00am.
Presented by: Dr. Chris Frank

0800-0900
Friday April 28, 2017
Fenwick Conference Room at KGH

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Palliative Care: The Oldest Profession?

Published Wed Apr 12/17 11:00am.
Presented by: Jacalyn Duffin, MD, PhD, FRCPC, FRSC, FCAH

0800-0900
Friday April 21, 2017
Fenwick Conference Room at KGH

Jacalyn Duffin, MD (Toronto 1974), FRCPC (1979), PhD (Sorbonne 1985), is a hematologist and historian who has occupied the Hannah Chair of the History of Medicine at Queen’s University since 1988. A former president of both the American Association for the History of Medicine and the Canadian Society for the History of Medicine, she is the author of eight books and many articles, holds several awards for teaching and research. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. Her research focuses on the history of disease, technology, religion, and health policy. She runs an activist website for the drug shortage problem and blogs about this issue at CMAJ https://cmajblogs.com/category/drug-shortages/.

Objectives:
1. To explore the origins of palliative care as a medical specialty
2. To analyze the relationship of palliative care to geriatrics
3. To set the rise of palliative and geriatrics care in a Canadian context

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MAID for Palliative Care? Can They Co-Exist?

Published Fri Mar 24/17 11:00am.
Presented by: 

Andrew Robinson - Medical Oncologist 
Deanna Russell - Veterinarian and Family Physician 
Mark Handelman - Lawyer 
Janeta Kobes - Spiritual Health Specialist 
Cathy MacGillivary - Social Worker 
Craig Goldie - Palliative Care Physician

0800-0900
Friday March 31, 2017
Botterell Hall Room B143

Purpose: To examine the mutual existence of physician-assisted death and palliative care in Canada

Objectives:
1. Review the experience with physician-assisted death so far 
2. Consider how physician-assisted death and palliative care fit with Canadian attitudes towards death and dying 
3. Create discussion on how palliative care and physician-assisted death co-exist now and in the future

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Financial Toxicity: The Cost of Cancer for Patients and Families

Published Wed Mar 22/17 2:00pm.
Presented by: Jessica Bonney, MSW, RSW

0800-0900
Friday Mar 24, 2017
Fenwick conference Room, KGH

Objectives:
1. to explore the term "financial toxicity"
2. to highlight the financial impact of a cancer diagnosis on patients and fmailies
3. to provide an overview of current financial programs and their limitations

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Hospice Palliative Services in Our Community

Published Wed Feb 08/17 3:00pm.
Presented by: Siobhan McArdle

0800-0900
Friday February 17, 2017
Fenwick Conference Room at KGH

Objectives: 
1. To have an increased awareness of regional hospices & their services 
2. To understand the pre-requisite entry education & role of hospice volunteers 
3. To know about referral mechanisms 
4. To have an opportunity to ask questions

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Vocation of a Community Deathcare Practitioner

Published Tue Feb 07/17 9:00am.
Presented by: Barb Phillips, BA, Physical and Health Education

0800-0900
Friday February 10, 2017
Fenwick Conference Room, KGH

Objectives:
1. Gain insight and become familiar with a philosophy and experiences ( from a non-medical perspective) that support and inspires individuals and families to engage holistically with dying, death care and bereavement 
2. Learn the range of services a Thanadoula/Home Funeral Guide and Life-Cycle Celebrant offers to individuals and families
 

To Apply or Not to Apply: An Examination of the Evidence of Effectiveness, Indications and Use of Topical Opioids

Published Wed Feb 01/17 12:45pm.
Presented by: Dr. Alison Flanagan, Palliative Medicine PGY3

0800-0900
Friday February 3, 2017
Fenwick Conference Room at KGH
 

Objectives:
1. Examine the role of peripheral opioid receptors and the pharmacology of topical opioids
2. Review the available literature on the use and efficacy of topical opioids
3. Describe indications, preparation and use of topical opioids

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Promoting Quality and Timely Care for Palliative and End of Life Patients - Experiences with the Adoption of eShift across the South East CCAC

Published Fri Jan 20/17 11:00am.
Presented by: Robert Bruce & Nicole St-Aubin

0800-0900
Friday January 27, 2017
Fenwick Conference at KGH

Objectives: 
1. Provide an overview of eHomecare (and specifically the eShift model of care)
2. Describe how the South East CCAC applied the eShift model for Palliative and End of Life care patients
3. Provide and update on the results of the South East CCAC eShift Pilot Project, key deliverables and proposed next steps in expanding the use of eShift to other patient populations

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Developing a Deactivation Guideline for Patients with Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Reaching End-of-life

Published Mon Jan 09/17 11:00am.
Presented by: Debra Campbell & Melissa Touw

0800-0900
Friday January 13, 2017
Fenwick Conference Room @ KGH

Objectives:
1. Explore gaps in practice regarding ICD management in patients reaching end-of-life
2. Describe development of a guideline created for patients with ICD’s reaching end-of-life
3. Explore future considerations with guideline


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