Explore our upcoming, FREE, wide-ranging webinar topics below. If you find something you want to attend, simply log on a few minutes before the webinar is to start. Be sure to invite friends and family by sending them the link to this page.

If you would like your own private webinar for your group, friends, or family (on any of the topics below) or you would like me to speak at an upcoming event, Please contact me. 

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Upcoming Empowered Patient & Care Partner Webinars

Understanding & Navigating the BC Healthcare System

The healthcare system is complex, fragmented, siloed and under incredible stress. You will need to understand it in order to advocate for yourself or someone you love. 

Tuesday September 21st, 2021 from 6 to 8 pm.

Zoom webinar: Click here to join (please arrive on time).

Meeting ID: 829 3606 3070 Passcode: 765809

Understanding Your Values and Beliefs and Preferences for Future Health Care

We'll be digging in deep as to what we would want as we approach end-of-life. You will be presented with several ideas and tools so you can put together paragraphs that will help you discover your own values - and then talk to those you love. 

Tuesday September 28th, 2021 from 6 to 8 pm.

Zoom webinar: Click here to join (please arrive on time).

Meeting ID: 829 3606 3070 Passcode: 765809  

Understanding Palliative Care and Hospice - at home and in-facility

Palliative Care is pain and symptom control for life-ending diseases, Hospice is end-of-life care. Join us to learn the services and resources available to you. 

Special Guest Co-Hosts: Dr. Marylene Kyriazis & Dr. Paul Sugar of the Paul Sugar Palliative Support Foundation.

Tuesday October 5th, 2021 from 6 to 8 pm.

Zoom webinar: Click here to join (please arrive on time).

Meeting ID: 829 3606 3070 Passcode: 765809   

Writing Your Wishes: Advance Directives, Letter of Wishes and Living Wills

Advance Directives are legally binding instructions to your healthcare team - and that's not always a good thing. Letters of Wishes and Living Wills are non-binding wishes and instructions to your team and family - and flexibility is often a good thing. Learn about these important documents.

Tuesday Oct 12th, 2021 from 6 to 8 pm.

Zoom Webinar Click here to join (please arrive on time).

Meeting ID: 829 3606 3070 Passcode: 765809   

Understanding Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD)

Having a medically assisted death has been legal in Canada for over 5 years but the legislation has recently changed. Learn about MAiD, how to access it, and it's limitations. 

Special Guest Co-Host: Alex Muir, Vancouver Chair of Dying with Dignity Canada. 

Tuesday Oct 19th, 2021 from 6 to 8 pm.

Zoom Webinar: Click here to join (please arrive on time).

Meeting ID: 829 3606 3070 Passcode: 765809   

What are your values and beliefs, When Death Comes Knocking?

This is a special webinar for all adults of all ages and stages in their life journey. This is a practical discussion on determining your values and beliefs after a life-threatening or life-ending diagnosis.

Special Guest Co-Host: Stephen Garret, Death Educator, Author, and Coach.

Tuesday October 26th, 2021 from 6 to 8 pm.

Zoom Webinar: Click here to join (please arrive on time).

Meeting ID: 829 3606 3070 Passcode: 765809   

Hospital Discharge Planning!

For  older adults admission to hospital is often unplanned and then discharge is often too early, complex and under-planned, resulting in re-admission to hospital. 

If you are getting older, or if you have loved ones who are aging, learn now how to plan ahead - before crisis - about what is needed for a safe discharge home or to residential care.

Tuesday November 2nd, 2021 from 6 to 8 pm.

Zoom Webinar: Click here to join (please arrive on time).

Meeting ID: 829 3606 3070 Passcode: 765809  

The Art of Effective Healthcare Communication

When we're sick or in pain, we are not at our best and we're not hearing everything our doctors and health teams say to us. But our physicians are often in a hurry and can't take the time to listen. This can lead to communication breakdown.

Learn how you can improve communication in doctor's offices, emergency rooms and hospitals - and ensure better, more thorough, care.

Tuesday November 9th, 2021 from 6 to 8 pm.

Zoom Webinar: Click here to join (please arrive on time).

Meeting ID: 829 3606 3070 Passcode: 765809  

Introduction to Health Care & Advance Care Planning

Health Care Planning is for right now! Advance Care Planning is for a time when you can't make decisions for yourself (due to serious illness, injury, or cognitive decline).

Tuesday November 16th, 2021 from 6 to 8 pm. 

Zoom Webinar:  Click here to join (please arrive on time).

Meeting ID: 829 3606 3070 Passcode: 765809   

Understanding Resuscitation

This is a deep-dive into what people mean when they say, "No Heroics": No CPR and Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment (MOST), as well as other life-saving measures are discussed.

Tuesday November 23rd, 2021  from 6 to 8 pm. 

Zoom Webinar: Click here to join (please arrive on time).

Meeting ID: 829 3606 3070 Passcode: 765809