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Northern Hospice Collaborative announces Strength in Coming Together conference

Prince George Hospice executive director Donna Flood. Bill Phillips photo
Prince George Hospice executive director Donna Flood.

The Hospice Northern Collaborative, a collective of hospice societies from the northern region, has announced its upcoming conference, scheduled for May 10-11 at the House of Ancestors. Themed “Strength in Coming Together,” this year’s Hospice Education Days event is set to offer a distinctive and enlightening experience tailored to address the diverse needs of our Northern community in relation to death and grieving.

The two-day in-person event boasts a lineup of engaging sessions and workshops aimed at tackling the challenges and opportunities inherent in delivering hospice care in northern regions. Key topics to be explored include multicultural competency in end-of-life care, community outreach strategies, and the practical application of virtual grief support. Attendees can expect to gain invaluable tools and insights to enhance their ability to support the hospice and palliative care communities effectively.

One of the highlights of the conference is the keynote address by Professor Richard Groves, whose expertise in the field promises to inspire and inform attendees. Additionally, the event will feature collaborative efforts with esteemed partners such as the Canadian Cancer Society, Northern Health, UNBC, and the Immigrant and Multicultural Society. These collaborations will bring forth shared stories, innovative tools, and resources aimed at enriching the care experience.

The conference is designed to foster networking and collaboration among attendees, providing a platform for sharing knowledge, best practices, and insights. This collaborative approach aims to elevate the quality of care provided to patients and their families, making a meaningful difference in end-of-life experiences.

“We encourage all members of the community who are involved in caring for and supporting individuals nearing the end of life, as well as those navigating grief, to join us,” said Donna Flood Executive Director of Prince George Hospice Palliative Care Society.. “This conference offers a unique opportunity to learn and share experiences of death and dying through a cultural lens, promoting a deeper understanding and more compassionate care.”

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