Palliative Care in the Context of Homelessness

Guest Presenter: Shelley Tysick In this webinar, Shelley Tysick discussed her experiences as a RN supporting people living and dying on the streets of Victoria, B.C. As all communities are seeing increased numbers of people whose lives are in disarray, it is common to see individuals sleeping and living in makeshift shelters. For those living […]

Tips for Calming and Comforting Distressed People

Dealing with an illness or health crisis – or facing death – can understandably be confusing, upsetting, and full of uncertainty. Those of us who work as supports in health settings (particularly in end of life care), need to know ways of being and skills that help soothe distress. When we ourselves are distressed, we […]

Our Palliative Presence: Inspirational Wisdom from Henri Nouwen

Our palliative presence refers to our way of being with a person receiving care. Henri Nouwen’s spiritual writings have been helpful for many (myself included) in developing their palliative presence, providing insight into ways of offering compassion, empathy, and a deep listening presence in order to allow those being cared for to express any fears, […]

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Courtney Murrell is a PSW who works in hospice palliative care.

When she is not at work, she is spending time with her family, going on hikes or writing. Courtney is a lifelong learner and loves to share her passion for writing as a wellness practice.

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