CPCNA works to provide webinars on a variety to topics to meet the diverse needs of Membership. If you have a topic or specific presenter idea, please let us know.
On this page, you will find:
listing and links to past webinars which are accessible only to Members.
details of upcoming webinar events and to find registration information.
FEES PAID by Non-Members to attend webinars are non-refundable in the event that you miss the presentation at the designated time..
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Select webinars are recorded and Members of CPCNA are able to view past webinars at their convenience if they were unable to attend the live session. These posted recordings are not to be shared broader, and are provided for the individual viewing of Members only.
Free select webinars available at your convenience are an excellent benefit of your CPCNA membership. Current past webinars available for viewing are:
"Can we talk: How a shared language of care can promote a palliative approach to heart failure"- presented by Dr. Patricia Strachan (McMaster University)
"Grieving when the dust settles"- presented by Dr. Kim McMillan (University of Ottawa)
“Celebrating pioneers in palliative care nursing: past and present”- presented by Marie Cooper RN BN MSc (St. Christopher's Hospice, United Kingdom)
"The role of nurses in equity-oriented palliative care"- presented by Dan Grover, RN, BN, BSc (Calgary Urban Project Society) and Kelli Stajduhar, RN, PhD, FCAHS, FCAN (University of Victoria)
Questions and Answers with Stephen Jenkinson: Practicing in Impractical Times- presented by Stephen Jenkinson MTS MSW, Creator and principal instructor of the Orphan Wisdom School
"Inter-Professional Teamwork…an experiential skill"- presented by Maryse Bouvette BScN, MEd, CON(C), CHPCN(C) , Advanced Practice Nurse in Palliative Care,
"A 'Wholistic' Approach to Malignant Wound Management" presented by Tamara Wells RN MN, IIWCC, CHPCN(C), CLT, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
Click on the titles above to be directed to recordings of these previous events. Recorded webinars will be available for up to 90 days.
January 2022 Webinar
CPCNA is pleased to present Serena Lewis MSW, who will be speaking to us on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 from 1300 to 1400 (EST).
"Grieving During Difficult Times: Yours, Mine and Ours in 2022"
This session will provide an opportunity for participants from the Canadian Palliative Care Nursing Association to acknowledge and reflect on the trials and triumphs of their important work with patients and families over the course of difficult times. The presentation will contextualize the changing regional, provincial/ territorial and national landscapes as we support families through the processing of anticipatory, during and post- dying grief. The session will be facilitated to apply a critical lens to how our grief literacy, assumptions and focus for the upcoming year(s) can evolve into a careful stewardship of this process. The presentation will offer a deeper glimpse into the intersectionality of personal, professional and patient/ family centered perspectives.
Serena Lewis MSW, Health & Social Wellness Consultant
Serena Lewis is a Health & Social Wellness Consultant living in Nova Scotia. With over twenty years’ experience working in the fields of hospice- palliative care, long-term care, education, corrections, and non-profit sectors, Serena provides diverse consultation that helps lead individuals, teams, organizations, and communities in capacity building. A facilitator, and national/ international speaker, she is committed to evidence-informed progress for staff and person-directed care. Committed to improving literacy and voice to difficult topics, she engages in compassionate and thought-provoking processes with
groups. She is a strong advocate for trauma informed, death/ grief literacy advancements. She believes in starting with the end in sight, both personally and in her professional approach to sustainable change. Serena holds a Masters in Social Work and she is a Registered Social Worker..
February 2022 Webinar
CPCNA is pleased to present Camara van Breemen, MN, Nurse Practitioner (F), who will be speaking to us on Thursday, February 17, 2022 from 1400 to 1500 (EST).
"Serious Illness in Pediatrics – a palliative approach to care"
Pediatric palliative care is a less commonly discussed topic in the field of palliative care nursing. There are many unique approaches and interventions which are implemented to support children and families whom are living with a life-limiting illness. This presentations will outline the various conditions and illness that encompass serious illness in pediatrics, as well as discuss tasks and services involved in the care of children who require pediatric palliative care. Strategies to support children with serious illness and their families will also be shared.
Camara van Breemen, MN, CHPCN(C), Nurse Practitioner
Camara van Breemen is a Nurse Practitioner who leads the Enhanced Community Care program at Canuck Place Children’s Hospice providing pediatric palliative care to children and families across the Province. She is clinical instructor for UBC, Palliative Care Division of Medicine, a Master Trainer in the serious illness conversation guide and a master trainer for Education in Palliative and End of Life Care – Pediatrics. She is an active volunteer with Two Worlds Cancer Collaboration which works with care professionals in lesser-resourced countries to enhance delivery of pediatric palliative care. She and her family enjoy living on the coast which gives them access to boating and adventures even when travel restrictions are in place.
March 2022 Webinar
CPCNA is pleased to present Arthur Loik, M.A., CCC, RP, who will be speaking to us on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 from 1200 to 1300 (EST).
"Safety at the Bedside: a practical exploration pf providing trauma-informed palliative care to patients and their families"
Trauma therapy pioneer and psychiatrist Bessel van der Kolk writes that “being able to feel safe with other people is probably the single most important aspect of mental health”. A trauma-informed approach begins with understanding the inherent vulnerability of patients and families receiving palliative care. But even beyond this, we recognize that those who have experienced any degree of trauma in their lives are, as neuroscientist Stephen Porges describes, “wired” for protection rather than connection. One person’s idea of safety can be highly triggering to another, especially when coping with serious illness. This practical, interactive webinar seeks to empathize with and understand when safety is absent, while discussing multiple ways we can help patients regulate their mental/emotional distress and remain present and connected to their supportive team.
Arthur Loik M.A. CCC, RP
Arthur Loik has spent five years as the psycho-spiritual clinician for McNally House Hospice and the Niagara West Palliative Care Team. He is a registered psychotherapist in the province of Ontario, with a strong interest and commitment to providing trauma-informed care that creates containers of safety for patients, caregivers and their loved ones coping with a life limiting illness.