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Queen's Regional Palliative Care Rounds

The Palliative Care Regional Rounds are held monthly on the 3rd Friday of each month from 8-9 am between September to June as a component of the Academic Palliative Care Rounds. The format is variable, including case-based discussion and interactive presentations. The goal of the rounds is to build regional capacity in palliative/end-of-life care through knowledge sharing and collaborative learning.

Palliative Care Regional Videoconference Rounds Schedule and OTN Registration URL 2017-2018

Site Coordinator:

Providence Care Hospital: Anny Murray
Providence Care Hospital: Eddy Lloyd
Queen's University, Family Medicine Centre: Diane Batchelor
Kingston Street Health Centre: Meredith MacKenzie
Prince Edward Family Health Team - Picton: Cindy Jones
Sanbanks Medical Centre: Cindy Jones
Quinte Health Care Belleville General Hospital: Rosaleen Dunne
Palliative Care Team, Brockville General Hospital, Garden Street Site: TBA
Brighton Quinte West Medical Centre: Kim Doxtator
Southeast LHIN-Head Office (Kingston): Cyndi Crowder
Southeast LHIN-Belleville:
Southeast LHIN-Brockville: Suzanne Jensen
Southeast LHIN-Northbrook: Peg Goodes
Southeast LHIN-Selby: Kim Greene
Southeast LHIN-Smiths Falls: Donna Logan
Southeast LHIN-Bancroft: Clarissa Townsend

For further information please contact Ruili Fang

Autonomy, Identity and Temporality: Ethical Issues of Advance Requests for MAID

Presented by: David Campbell, Phd, Ethicist, KHSC


Friday April 20, 2018

36 Barrie Street


1. Explore the ethical arguments for and against respecting Advance Directive requests for MAID

2. Identify the philosophical complexities of personal identity and how it changes through time

3. Appreciate the ethical, philosophical, and practical challenges of respecting Advance Directive requests for MAID

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Humour in Palliative Care

Presented by: Dr. Craig Goldie


Friday March 16, 2018

Host site: 36 Barrie Street, Hospice Kingston


1. Reviewing the use of humour in palliative care

2. Help with identification of types of humour and types of patients

3. Explore the literature on humour for patients and health care provider's wellbeing

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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

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

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

Friday October 20, 2017
Fenwick Conference Room at KGH

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Forgotten: The Role of Palliative Care In Dementia

Published Fri Sep 15/17 1:00pm.

Presented by Dr. Ryan Fisher

Friday September 15, 2017
Fenwick Conference Room at KGH


  • 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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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

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

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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Palliative Care: The Oldest Profession?

Published Wed Apr 12/17 11:00am.

Presented by: Jacalyn Duffin, MD, PhD, FRCPC, FRSC, FCAH

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

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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Hospice Palliative Services in Our Community

Published Wed Feb 08/17 3:00pm.

Presented by: Siobhan McArdle

Friday February 17, 2017
Fenwick Conference Room at KGH

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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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 10:00am.

Presented by: Robert Bruce & Nicole St-Aubin

Friday January 27, 2017
Fenwick Conference at KGH

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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