Friday, June 15, 2018 – Morning Session – 8:30 a.m.
Carl Jung wrote in 1937 “Everyone carries a shadow and the less it is embodied in the individual’s conscious life, the blacker and denser it is. If inferiority is conscious, then one always has a chance to correct it. But if it is repressed and isolated from consciousness, it never gets corrected is likely to burst forth suddenly at a moment of unawareness. At all accounts, it forms an unconscious snag, thwarting our most well-met intentions. Drawing on the rich foundations of depth psychology, this workshop will explore the personal and collective shadow, specifically those aspects of ourselves, those we serve, and our organizations, which make us uncomfortable. In the shadow, we find the unpleasant sides of ourselves including anger, our paradoxical propensities to behave contrary to our values, and those moments when people do “bad things.” Moreover, shadow issues are often pushed aside or neglected, but can periodically surface to pose complex psychosocial situations that elude simple resolution. This is never truer than at the end of life when stress is high, the future is ambiguous, and things fall apart. This advanced level interactive workshop looks at the various manifestations of personal and collective shadows in end-of-life care, suggesting strategies to respond constructively to these psychosocial complexities.
- Outline the main tenets of shadow work as articulated in depth psychology
- Describe the modalities in which the shadow manifests in end-of-life care
- Learn ways to increase awareness of the personal and collective shadow in assessment, case conceptualization, as well as systematically at the family and organizational level
- Identify approaches to respond productively to manifestations of the shadow as end-of-life clinicians and organizations.
- Dr. Chris MacKinnon, MA, Ph.D., Psychologist; Faculty Lecturer, Department of Oncology, McGill University; Founder and Director of Training, Psychologie Mont-Royal
Friday, June 15, 2018 – Afternoon Session – 1:30 p.m.
This presentation will briefly review the international movement currently encouraging us to see and frame palliative care as an urgent public health issue. While many of us may support this approach, how can we, as busy clinicians, possibly incorporate or embrace it in meaningful, sustainable ways in our already hectic work life? Using a variety of interactive methods, participants will be introduced to tools and resources and practical tips that can empower us in our everyday practice to support Compassionate Communities in our work communities and beyond.
- Provide a brief overview of the public health approach to palliative care
- Describe the Compassionate Community Model
- Explore strategies for palliative care leaders working with their communities to help join together to develop naturally supportive networks of care
- Engage in asset mapping as a process to better understand the communities where we live until we die
- Encourage the incorporation of the public health approach to palliative care into daily clinical practice
- Kathy Kortes-Miller, MSW, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, Lakehead University, Palliative Care Division Lead, Centre for Education and Research on Aging and Health.
Saturday, June 16, 2018 – Morning Session – 8:30 a.m.
Keeping Your Glasses on While Seeing Through Different Lenses: The Application of Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice
This workshop will explore strategies in team learning to facilitate interprofessional education and collaborative practice, as well as teaching approaches and methods that promote professional competency. In this interactive session, participants will explore organizational barriers and facilitators to the development, and for the support, of interprofessional education and learning practices. The participants themselves will leave this session with a better understanding of how to address knowledge gaps and strengthen their own teams’ competencies and abilities to work collaboratively.
- Provide a brief overview of collaborative practice/ and the factors that support or discourage its implementation.
- Review the latest research looking at the benefits and the strategies for sustainable interprofessional education and collaborative practice.
- Determine the situations that can occur in our day-to-day work environment that would foster interprofessional education and learning.
- Identify conventional and innovative teaching approaches, methods and strategies that promote interprofessional education and learning.
- Maryse Bouvette, BScN, MEd, CONC (C), CHPCN(C), Champlain Regional Palliative Consultation Team, Bruyere Continuing Care, Ottawa, Ontario.
- Rose DeAngelis, N, MSc (A) CHPCN (C), Director of Special Projects, Education and Knowledge Transfer, West Island Palliative Care Residence, Kirkland, Quebec