Explore our upcoming, FREE, wide-ranging Empowered Patient and Care Partner webinar topics below. If you find something you want to attend, simply log on via the link 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. 

(Honorariums not necessary but most appreciated.)

Testimonials

"That was good tonight, and definitely showed I had a few gaps in our planning.”

"I had prepared such documents with and for others. The presentation tonight reminded me that I’ve been lax in getting my own documents in order. It’s time I got busy!"

"These things won’t happen tomorrow for us, but it certainly is a push in the right direction that we need to work on." 

Upcoming Empowered Patient & Care Partner Webinars

Determining and Writing Your Values and Beliefs and Preferences for Future Health Care. 

We will also be discussing Levels of Resuscitation.

This is an advanced webinar for those who have an understanding of Advance Care Planning from previous webinars and are ready to commit to getting this part of their Advance Care Planning completed.

There is homework. You will be provided with an electronic workbook and there is homework.

This is the only time this portion of the webinar series will be offered at no cost: it is a $400 value. 

THURSDAY  January 6th from 7 to 9 pm.

Zoom Webinar: Click here to join. (You must 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).

Thursday January 13th, 2022 from 7  to 9 pm. 

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

Meeting ID: 829 3606 3070 Passcode: 765809   

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. 

Wednesday January 19th  from 7 to 9 pm.

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

Meeting ID: 829 3606 3070 Passcode: 765809

Who will Speak for You... When You Can't Speak for Yourself?

Serious injury and illness can happen to anyone of any age.

Legally naming who can assist you and speak for you, can mean getting the care you need and deserve - and any treatment you would not want.

We will discuss Substitute Decision Makers and Representatives.

Thursday  January 27th from 7 to 9 pm.

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

Meeting ID: 829 3606 3070 Passcode: 765809  

Planning Ahead for End-of-Life

This is an encore presentation to the incredible webinar that took place in October.

Ngaio is caring, kind and compassionate and takes us carefully down the path of the things we need to know about when we die, and how we can prepare.

Special guest: Ngaio Davis of Koru Cremation and Burial.

Thursday February 3rd from 7 to 9 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.

WEDNESDAY February 16th from  7 to 9 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 its limitations. We will discuss 'Advance Requests' at length. 

An encore presentation with special Guest Co-Host: Alex Muir, Vancouver Chair of Dying with Dignity Canada. 

Thursday February 24th from 7 to 9 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?

A conversation with special Guest Co-Host: Stephen Garret, Death Educator, Author, and Coach.

Sometime in February- to be announced.

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

Meeting ID: 829 3606 3070 Passcode: 765809   

March is Advance Care Planning month!

Are you serious about getting your Advance Care Planning documentation and conversations completed? If so, please join us for all of the webinars for the month!

The  four webinars this month are the equivalent of a $400 value. If you are going to participate, please commit to yourself - for the sake of your future health - to attend all of these... as if you'd paid for them.

Advance Care Planning  month - Part 1
Determining Your Wishes for Future Health Care 

It is recommended that you attend all the ACP webinars in March. You will come away with a full understanding and a completed Letter of Wishes. 

We will be taking the time to understand and determine what our individual values and beliefs are and how they relate to our preferences for future health care. There will be homework and you are invited and encouraged to be a part of every webinar for the next two weeks.

Thursday March 3rd  from 7 to 9 pm.

Zoom webinar: Click here to join (Please arrive on time. No one will be admitted after 7:10 pm.).

Meeting ID: 829 3606 3070 Passcode: 765809  

Advance Care Planning month - Part 2
Understanding Resuscitation

In order to write a fully-informed Letter of Wishes, this information is crucial. 

This is known in the lay-world as "heroics". Resuscitation is so much more than restarting your heart: it involves being on a ventilator, dialysis and tube feeding. Learn about these advance life supports so you can have better discussions with your healthcare teams.

Thursday March 10th from 7 to 9 pm. 

Zoom Webinar:
 Click here to join (Please arrive on time. No one will be admitted after 7:10 pm).

Meeting ID: 829 3606 3070 Passcode: 765809   

Advance Care Planning month - Part 3

Difficult Conversations 

Determining what you would want for future health care is important – but having conversations with our loved-ones about our decisions is equally vital – and often the most difficult part of all. There will be homework. 

Thursday March 17th from 7 to 9 pm.

Zoom Webinar: Click here to join (Please arrive on time. No one will be admitted after 7:10 pm.) 

Meeting ID: 829 3606 3070 Passcode: 765809   

Advance Care Planning month - Part 4

Writing Your Wishes for Future Health Care.

This will only be open to those who attended all other webinars in March.

We’re going to be putting last week’s homework together into a Letter of Wishes for Future Healthcare.

This is a non-legally binding document that will give your future decision makers and healthcare providers a deep understanding of who you are and the care that you want and do not want. You will have the confidence to change this letter as your health changes. 

Thursday March 24th from 7 to 9 pm.

Zoom Webinar: Click here to join (Please arrive on time. No one will be admitted after 7:10 pm.)

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.

WEDNESDAY April 6th
from 7 to 9 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.

Sometime in April - Date to be announced.

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

Meeting ID: 829 3606 3070 Passcode: 765809