This Leadership Stream is new to the Learning Institute this year. The idea was generated from conversations had recently around what leadership in hospice palliative care in Canada looks like and how we might facilitate learning in this area. Many of our current leaders are transitioning their careers and nurturing new leaders is paramount.
How we see and interpret the world impacts on how we work. Many of us have grown up with a top-down view of how change is managed and led. But increasingly this is no longer the norm. Fast changing situations with new partners and new demands require us to adapt and change with more collaboration and partnership and less directive leadership styles.
In this session, we will draw on the experience of David Praill, retired CEO of Hospice UK for many years and Dr. Doris Barwich, Executive Director of the BC Centre for Palliative Care, on the implementation of both Compassionate Communities and various best practice networks and communities of practice. We will explore the differences between simple, complicated, complex and chaotic activities and help attendees understand the history and founding principles of complexity. We will use this knowledge to explore how to analyze and map core activities and to ask what effective leadership looks like in a complex world as we look at more participatory, bottom-up models of change. Attendees will also discover why it has been suggested that the flap of a butterfly’s wings on one side of the world can impact weather patterns on the other!
- To gain a conceptual understanding of complexity sciences and theory
- To look at different models of engaging in effective partnerships to affect change
- To gain confidence in the application of models of co-design and collaborative partnerships that empower patients and families as partners in leading change.
- Doris Barwich, MD CCFP(PC), Executive Director, BC Centre for Palliative Care, Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Palliative Care, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia
- David Praill, Writer and International Consultant in leadership in hospice palliative care, London.
Friday, June 15, 2018 – Afternoon Session-1:30 p.m.
Becoming an Old Hand with New Wineskins: Applying the Principles of Complexity Science
Clinical problems such as suffering, quality of life and goals of care are inherently complex. For palliative care leaders this is good news as it suggests a high likelihood that palliative care providers already have skills in applying the principles of complexity science. They just may not know it.
Effective palliative care leaders of the future are skilled in modeling the application of complexity and both teaching and coaching others in developing these skills.
In this session, we build on Session 1 to further explore palliative care leadership in an increasingly complex world. We will discuss how leaders can optimize their effectiveness by applying complexity science principles at all levels of palliative care, from direct care to systems planning. Attendees will reflect on strategies to ‘build complexity capacity’ for their leadership context.
- To build on the understanding of how complexity science is relevant to palliative care
- To gain a practical approach to directly applying the principles of complexity science as a palliative care leader
- To develop strategies for teaching and leading others in applying the principles of complexity science
- Denise Marshall, Denise Marshall BSc., MD, CCFP(PC), FCFP, Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Division of Palliative Care, McMaster University
- Jeff Myers MD, MSEd, CCFP(PC) – W. Gifford-Jones Professor in Palliative Care; Head & Associate Professor, Division of Palliative Care; Department of Family & Community Medicine, University of Toronto; Medical Lead, Bridgepoint Palliative Care Unit, Sinai Health System
Saturday, June 16, 2018 – Morning Session – 8:30 a.m.
How Do You Become a Champion and Leader in Advocacy?
What can we learn from the study of social movements in North America during the last decades? How can we apply some of the lessons learned from the study of how social movements progress through many stages? What can we discover from the failures and successes of past social movements that apply to the challenges facing us in ensuring that end-of-life care in this country evolves and continues to bring much needed social changes? We will look at the eight stages of social movements from the model proposed in “Doing Democracy” by Bill Moyer.
This part of the workshop will be very interactive and guided by social activists who have been at the forefront of end-of-life care development in this country and abroad. These experts will explore palliative and end-of-life care social movement activities and progresses over the years.
Finally, attendees will be asked to develop case studies that would lead to better end-of-life care for disenfranchised populations using a public health approach. One area could be advancing hospice palliative care for Indigenous populations. How do we join together to make social movements using a reasoned approach?
- Presentation of some key lesson learned from previous movements
- Discussion of the eight stages of social movement model proposed in “Doing Democracy” by Bill Moyer which includes a review of social movements using a reasoned approach.
- Development and discussion of case studies using a public health approach
- Sharon Baxter, Executive Director, Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association
- Bernard Lapointe, MD, Chair of Palliative Medicine, McGill University, Director, Palliative Care McGill, Chief, Palliative Care Division, Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General Hospital, Montréal, Québec, Eric M. Flanders Chair in Palliative Medicine, McGill University, Chief, Supportive and Palliative Care Services CIUSSS Centre-Ouest de l’ile de Montreal