ECHO planning team (Kathleen Yue, Marney Thompson, Mary Coleman)
Domain 7 –Professional and ethical practice
When appropriate for role, engages in quality improvement, research and knowledge translation to advance practice of self and others; bringing a psychosocial perspective.
Participants will understand their current state of palliative competency by completing a self-assessment of their practice using the Self-assessment tool for Specialist-FEW Social workers and Counsellors (BC Centre for Palliative Care), Participants will be able to describe the format and process of an ECHO, Participants and ECHO leaders will have a common understanding of expectations for the community of practice by creating a Community Covenant, The members of the ECHO community of practice will begin to establish connection
Competency – Domain 5 –Care planning and collaborative practice.
Explores MAiD-related feelings, worries and hopes with people and their family.
Describe the context of MAiD including current legislation, Distinguish between Desire to Die statements and requests for MAiD, Identify areas for assessment with a request for MAiD, including the patient, family and self, Know how to contact MAiD coordinators in each health authority
Presenter – Mary Coleman (MSW, RSW, Canuck Place Children’s Hospice)
Competency – Domain 4 –Comfort and quality of life.
Adapts care to address person’s fears and anxieties related to past trauma.
Consider the connections between trauma informed practice and hospice palliative care, Learn a few key theories from trauma treatment that may apply in palliative settings, Understand how traumatic stress may present in the course of serious illness for patients, caregivers, and grievers, Identify appropriate assessment and interventions for role, setting, and trajectory
Presenter – Marney Thompson (Registered Clinical Counsellor, MA. Director of Psychosocial Services, Victoria Hospice)
Domain 6: Loss, grief and bereavement. Expert consultant regarding loss, grief and bereavement. Assesses complex grief reactions and situations, such as multiple loss, traumatic loss, and pre-existing vulnerabilities including mental illness and addiction, abuse and neglect.
Define and identify Complicated / Prolonged Grief and distinguish it from ‘normal’ grief,
Understand the prevalence and psychosocial correlates of CG,
Explore the theoretical orientations and basic interventions used in Complicated Grief Treatment(CGT)
Presenter – Camara van Breemen (MN, CHPCN, Play Therapist, Nurse Practitioner(F), Canuck Place Children’s Hospice)
Domain 5: Comfort and quality of life. Provides developmentally appropriate non-pharmacological interventions within own expertise appropriate including: art, play therapy, and relaxation for relief of distress. Refers to other resources as needed.
Domain 6: Loss, grief and bereavement. Understands the characteristics and challenges of grieving for a child or youth. Provides counselling support or refers as appropriate.
Explore strategies to assist parents in sharing serious illness information with children,
Discuss issues related to connection between the seriously ill person and a child,
Review activities that may be helpful for children along the illness trajectory and at EOL
Domain 7 –Professional and ethical practice -When appropriate for role, engages in quality improvement, research and knowledge translation to advance practice of self and others; bringing a psychosocial perspective.
Understand outcomes of the ECHO pilot, Provide feedback on next ECHO program,
Contribute to quality improvement and spread of innovation