Recent Events

A study of bereaved parents’ perspectives of end-of-life care in a pediatric ICU

Hosted by Stephanie Avery, RN, MScN

September 28th, 2022, 4 pm EST

Stephanie presented the findings from a study she conducted for her master’s thesis regarding the ethical significance of the nurse-parent relationship when a child is dying in a pediatric ICU. This presentation was in anticipation of the upcoming McGill International Palliative Care Congress

Ethics Café: MAiD and Personhood

Hosted by Dr. Kimberly McMillan

June 29th, 2022, 10 am EST

The PCNE’s Ethics Cafés discuss issues of nursing ethics and hold space for a wider variety of pertinent topics. This Ethics Café discussed a podcast on Medical Assistance in Dying, MAiD, the patients right to privacy, and personhood.

Moral experiences of children with medical complexity: Resistance to “the norm”

Presented by Dr. Raissa Passos Dos Santos

May 30th, 2022, 9 am EST

Here, Dr. Raissa Passos Dos Santos presented part of her thesis work by opening a discussion with the hub on the moral experiences of children with medical complexity.

Creating a milieu of mattering

Presented by Dr. Betty Davies

May 3rd, 2022, 7 pm EST  

In this lecture, Dr. Betty Davies shared key insights from a lifetime of nursing practice, education, and scholarship, including her most recent work looking at the components of exemplary interaction between health care providers and parents of seriously ill children.  She introduced the unique concept of creating a milieu of mattering – a concept relevant to other healthcare settings and beyond to wherever personal interaction occurs. 
This event was hosted in collaboration with the Canadian Palliative Care Nursing Association 

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