Interfaith Health Care Association of Manitoba

UPCOMING CONFERENCE

KAIROS BLANKET EXERCISE - Ocotber 25th, 2018 - 9 to 12  

$10 registration fee.  For more details, click HERE.

 

Exploring Compassion - Accompanying Suffering - November 14, 2018

This full-day workshop will focus on the C.A.R.E. - Taking Time for What Matters model in the morning, followed by an afternoon session on Compassionate Spiritual Health from an Indigenous perspective.  For more information and registration details, view the poster HERE

 

5th Annual Caring for the Human Spirit Conference  - April 23-25, 2018

IHCAM sponsors this Annual Conference organized by the Healthcare Chaplaincy Network via webcast from New Orleans in collaboration with the Seven Oaks General Hospital.

To view the Day One Recap click HERE                          To view the Day Two Recap click HERE                     To view the Day Three Recap click HERE

THE FOLLOWING ARE LINKS TO THE FOLLOWING KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS MADE OVER THE 3-DAY CONFERENCE

Spirituality and Meaning in the Context of Relationship-Centered Care by Michael W. Rabow, M.D., FAAHPM Director, Symptom Management Service, Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center; Director, Symptom Management & Palliative Care Consultation Service, UCSF/Bakar Hospital; Helen Diller Family Chair in Palliative Care; Professor of Clinical Medicine and Urology, University of California, San Francisco

Advocacy Update by Todd Tuten, Senior Policy Advisor

I Hear You Saying You Need Leaders by Robert Kidd, BCC System Director, Spiritual Care and Values Integration, The Methodist Hospital:  

The Feasibility of Clinical Assessment Tools in Professional Health Care
by Clinical Chaplains
 by Bethany Turner, MA, MC, Ed.D. Regional Co-Lead Spiritual Care, Kaiser Permanente 

The Impact of Faith and Culture on Medical Decision-Making: Barriers to Advance Care Planning 
by Jim Kraft, MTh, Director of Advance Care Planning, Henry Ford Health System Spiritual Care Generalist-N/SW

Spiritual Care in Palliative Care: An Overview of Recent Evidence and Directions for Future Research
The Rev. George Handzo, BCC, CSSBB,Director Health Services and Research & Quality, and The Rev. Brian Hughes, BCC, Director of Programs and Services, HealthCare Chaplaincy Network

Gaining Hope, Finding Purpose: The Power of a Chaplain in Improving Quality of Life for Patients and Families
Torrie Fields, MPH, Senior Program Manager, Palliative Care, Blue Shields of California 

Promoting Staff Well-Being and Success: A Work-Life Balance Team Initiative
Bill Cooper, MDiv, Staff Chaplain, Spiritual Care Service & Jill DeVries, RN-BC Spiritual Care Generalist-N

Sustainable Caregiving: clinician resilience in palliative care Rev. Judy Long, MA/MS, UCSF, Palliative Care Chaplain Spiritual Care

Balancing Hope in Miracles with Biomedical Decision-Making at the End of Life
Kelly Arora, Ph.D., Co-Director, Master of Sciences in Palliative Care, Allied Health Professionals, John Wesely Iliff Senior Adjunct Lecturer in Spiritual Care, University of Colorado Scholl of Medicine Iliff School of Theology Spiritual Care Generalist-N/SW

Panel Discussion: "Prove It"- Developing True Measures of Chaplains Outcomes 
Kevin Massey, MDiv, BCC, Vice President, Mission & Spiritual Care, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital - Vansh Sharma, M.D., Associate Professor, Psychiatry, Director, Research, Mount Sinai Health System - Rev. Paul Nash, MA, Senior Chaplain, Birmingham Children's Hospital:  

TO VIEW THE CONFERENCE'S PPT PRESENTATIONS, PLEASE VISIT THE SPIRITUAL HEALTH RESOURCES SECTION OF THIS WEB SITE.

Compassionate Presence: Caring for the Spirit (Overall) - April 19th & 20th, 2018

The Interfaith Healthcare Association of Manitoba in partnership with CHAM, and the Compassion Project held this workshop facilitated by Dr. Christina Puchalski and Dr. Shane Sinclair on April 19th & 20th, 2018.

End of life choices Workshop held on January 8, 2018  

The Interfaith Healthcare Association of Manitoba in partnership with the Catholic Health Corporation of Manitoba, the St. Boniface Hospital Spiritual Care Department's Clinical Pastoral Education, and the Compassion Project organized the End of life choices workshop that was attended by 63 participants.  Thank you to Mary Holmen, Mary Shariff, Glen Horst and Mike Goldberg for your presentations.

To obtain copies of the PPT presentations, click on the following links:  

MAID                                          INVOLUNTARY PILGRIM ON THE VIA NEGATIVA             PALLIATIVE CARE

To view results of the Table discussions on MAID click here, and to view the Table discussion results on Suffering click here.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

For those who were interested in Mary Shariff's presentation and would like to read further on the following subjects, please click on the links below that she has provided as resources:

  • AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A FRAMEWORK ON PALLIATIVE CARE IN CANADA

http://www.parl.ca/DocumentViewer/en/42-1/bill/C-277/royal-assent

  • CMA , MEDICAL ASSISTANCE IN DYING  (POLICY, 2017)

Excerpt:  “The legalization of medical assistance in dying (MAiD) raises a host of complex ethical and practical challenges that have implications for both policy and practice. The CMA supports maintaining the balance between three equally legitimate considerations: respecting decisional autonomy for those eligible Canadians who are seeking access, protecting vulnerable persons through careful attention to safeguards, and creating an environment in which practitioners are able to adhere to their moral commitments.”

https://www.cma.ca/Assets/assets-library/document/en/advocacy/policy-research/cma_policy_medical_assistance_in_dying_pd17-03-e.pdf