Palliative Care Conference: Webinar Series

Palliative Manitoba is pleased to offer this free webinar series in lieu of the 29th Annual Provincial Palliative Care Conference being postponed until September 16-17, 2021.

This webinar series will include educator, registered psychotherapist, nurse, and thanatologist, Andrea Warnick. 2021 conference keynote speaker, Dr. David Kenneth Wright, PhD, RN, CHPCN(C), Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa. And 2021 conference keynote speaker Dr. Gevenvive Thompson, RN PhD, Associate Professor, College of Nursing, University of Manitoba.

Videos will be recorded and posted for individuals to view afterwards.

Please note there is a maximum of 100 participants per session.

Those who register and attend all 3 webinars will be entered to win a complimentary 2 day registration for the 2021 conference!

Andrea Warnick

Educator, Registered Psychotherapist, Nurse, and Thanatologist.

10:00 – 11:00 AM

Session is now full!

Supporting Children and Youth who are Grieving the Dying or Death of Someone in their Lives

The terminal illness or death of a significant person represents one of the most powerful disruptions in all aspects of a child or youth’s emotional existence. Yet few people, including professionals in the field of mental health, medicine, or education, receive formal training on how to support children and youth who are grieving a terminal illness or death. This webinar will identify common barriers to supporting children and youth who are grieving, and will highlight innovative and practical strategies that can be used in a variety of settings to help children and youth integrate the illness or death into their lives in a healthy way. It will include stories and important messages from children, youth, and their families that illustrate “best practice” guidelines for supporting the wellbeing of children who are grieving. 

Dr. David Kenneth Wright

PhD, RN, CHPCN(C), Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa

10:00 – 11:00 AM

Session is now full!

Grieving a New Kind of Death: Implications of Medical Assistance in Dying for Bereavement

A key commitment of palliative care is attending to grief. Medical assistance in dying (MAiD) is legal in Canada, with unknown implications for bereavement. In this session we present early findings from ongoing research interviews with people who are grieving a MAiD death. We will review existing knowledge about grief in this context, and consider how existing bereavement supports are suited to the needs of MAiD grievers.

Dr. Genevieve Thompson

RN PhD, Associate Professor, College of Nursing, University of Manitoba

10:00 – 11:00 AM

Session is now full!


Dying Alone: Always a Bad Outcome?

This session will engage participants in a discussion around the meaning society places on dying alone and explore four different perspectives long-term care residents, family members and staff hold around the importance of presence at the time of death.