The author proposes a framework to guide the management of delirium which includes consideration of the patient’s burden of disease, goals of care, family concerns, social, cultural and religious sensitivities.

This full open access CME Journal is the first CME Journal owned and operated by the CGS. The journal is now wholly financially supported by charitable tax deductible donations to the CGS charitable arm - the CGS Foundation. Each edition is full of articles to support the care of older adults.

Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association present this online educational event featuring Blair Henry and Naheed Dosani on Thursday, Feb. 1st from 1-2:30pm EST.  This session will examine the social determinants of health as they impact end of life care for marginalized populations in Canada. Topics will include an overview of SDOH, challenges in treating marginalized populations at end of life, and the ethical challenges involved. The cost to participate is $55. To register click here.

June 14-16, 2018 at the Brookstreet Hotel, Ottawa. The CHPCA’s Learning Institute brings together health care professionals from across the country for an intense learning weekend. The program is directed towards intermediate and advance learning levels and is facilitated by the best faculty in Canada along with recognized international leaders. To learn more or register click here.

Wed. April 25th 8am to 5pm at Donald Gordon Conference Centre, Kingston Queen's Faculty of Health Sciences is presenting this Continuing Professional Development opportunity.  Topics include strategies for dementia and common care issues in the vulnerable.  Program and registration information is available here.

Baycrest Health Sciences in partnership with North East Specialized Geriatric Centre, will hold Cycle 3 of "Project ECHO Care of the Elderly" (ECHO COE) from January 8, 2018 – March 19, 2019 on Tuesdays 11:00am-12:00 pm. The goal of this free telehealth education program is to enhance the quality of care for older adults in Ontario, by improving the knowledge and skills of health care providers. To learn more click here.


Wed. Nov. 22nd 12 noon EST, Rick Sawatzky and Marian Krawczyk of Trinity Western University will discuss a project that involved working with clinicians, patients and family caregivers and will address issues related to integrating and evaluating a quality of life assessment and practice support system in palliative homecare nursing. Register here.

On Wed. Sept. 27th at 12 noon EST, Sharon Kaasalainen & Pamela Durepos of McMaster University and Tamara Sussman of McGill University will be talking about implementation processes, clinical and administrative tools, and educational materials that will inform how qualified health professionals and decision-makers can improve the delivery of palliative care in long-term care. Register here.

This reading list provides links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources related to the care of older immigrants with specific attention to end-of-life care. 2 pages. 

The authors conducted a qualitative survey which was sent to a number of European end-of-life care organizations.  Their findings led them to conclude that when diversity is given serious consideration it provides an opportunity to explore different perspectives at the ethical foundation of end-of-life care.

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