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Dying at Home – Caring for Patients with Structural Vulnerabilities at End of Life in Urban Settings
How can you ensure quality end-of-life care for your patients with limited social support and/or financial resources … including in the face of challenges such as homelessness, addictions and mental illness?

Join us to explore strategies for overcoming challenges in caring for vulnerable patients in urban settings.

The webinar is part of a series presented by the OCFP’s Collaborative Mentoring Network in collaboration with the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics and the Ontario Palliative Care Network.

This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Ontario Chapter for up to 1 Mainpro+ credit.

There is no cost to attend.
For details on speakers and learning objectives please scroll to the bottom of the page.

Sep 26, 2019 05:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Dr. Naheed Dosani
At the conclusion of Naheed Dosani’s presentation participants will:  Be briefed on some of the current research in the area of palliative care in urban settings for patients facing structural vulnerabilities;  Gain insights that can be shared with colleagues on how structural vulnerabilities like past history with trauma or addiction can impact a patient’s experience of receiving palliative care in urban environments;  Be able to discuss with colleagues the likely challenges, the important role of advocacy as well as the triumphs clinicians who deliver palliative care to this population of patients have experienced.
Dr. Susan Woolhouse
At the conclusion of Susan Woolhouse’s presentation participants will:  Gain insight through patient stories about how structural vulnerabilities influenced the way patients experienced EOL care in non-traditional urban care settings;  Be able to explore with colleagues examples of challenges as well as gratifying accomplishments a palliative care provider has encountered in this sector of palliative care;  Be able to share with colleagues how a clinician managed to balance respect for patient autonomy with best practices while mitigating risk in a complex urban setting.
Frank Wagner
At the conclusion of Frank Wagner’s presentation participants will:  Receive an overview of why community based palliative care with patients facing structural vulnerabilities presents unique ethical challenges compared to other settings;  Be able to discuss with colleagues some of the likely ethical challenges faced in serving the palliative care needs of this patient population;  Gain insight about how moral distress may be encountered by community based palliative care providers and where and how to seek support in addressing ethical challenges.