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"Have You Seen the Patient?" A Poetry, Writing and Reflection Workshop for Residents, MD Educators and Practitioners
Apr
10
6:00 PM18:00

"Have You Seen the Patient?" A Poetry, Writing and Reflection Workshop for Residents, MD Educators and Practitioners

Using reflective writing as a platform, explore what it is to “see” your patient, as a student, a care provider, team member, as a human being. Have a conversation with yourself and each other about the rich nature of patient-centred collaborative work.

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Thinking of You: Letters to Ourselves and Each Other: A Workshop for Health Care
Feb
13
6:00 PM18:00

Thinking of You: Letters to Ourselves and Each Other: A Workshop for Health Care

A workshop for Residents, MD Educators and Health Care Practitioners

In another part of the hospital is a person you know — a patient, a student, a colleague. Or there's a department you’ve never visited on another floor. Or a stranger you’ve seen alone in the halls. During valentine's week, we either cringe, or act loving, or feel privately lonely. This workshop is an opportunity to connect to a person or place through writing, a way to say ‘thinking of you.’ Though you won’t be actually sending the pieces you write, it’s a way to put down a few words of connection to yourselves and each other.

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Narrative Healthcare Atelier Mount Sinai Psychotherapy Institute 
Jun
1
to Jun 4

Narrative Healthcare Atelier Mount Sinai Psychotherapy Institute 

Narrative Healthcare Atelier Mount Sinai Psychotherapy Institute 

Visiting Keynote Speaker: Ronald M. Epstein, MD

Course Directors: Allan Peterkin, MD & Michael Roberts, MD

Canada's Only Advanced Training Seminar in Narrative-based Healthcare for Health Practitioners and Educators across Clinical Disciplines

Explore and reflect critically on your clinical practices, challenges, personal and professional growth as health providers using narrative, storytelling and arts-based learning.  This 4 day workshop is designed to help you improve outcomes and to humanize your experiences within complex healthcare contexts. Themes related to relationship-centered care, professionalism, team collaboration and the hidden curriculum will be explored through visual, cinematic and literary texts including fiction, drama and poetry.

This intensive, interactive atelier will apply narrative theory and reflective practice in the contexts of interprofessional patient-centred healthcare, research and education.  It aims to:  enliven your engagement and collaboration as clinicians and educators from all disciplines; support best practices as teachers, clinicians and lifelong learners; transform the paradigm of your daily professional practice with a renewed commitment to the core values of humanistic healthcare.

I will be joining my amazing colleagues to present a workshop at this conference. "Postcards from the Edge: Addressing Compassion Fatigue in Note Form"  will be offered on June 4.

Register here.

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Exploring Spiritual Landscapes though the Arts
Apr
25
to Apr 28

Exploring Spiritual Landscapes though the Arts

The Canadian Association for spiritual Care Conference is being held from April 25-28 in Deerhurst, Ontario. Among the robust selection of arts-based workshops presented, I will be offering "Postcards from the Edge: Addressing Compassion Fatigue in Note Form" twice on April 26.  Keynote speakers are Dr. Allan Peterkin and Dr. Luis Fornazarri.

Deerhurst Resort, Deerhurst Ontario

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Be Good to Yourself Whoever You Are: Workshop for Pain Awareness Week
Nov
10
1:00 PM13:00

Be Good to Yourself Whoever You Are: Workshop for Pain Awareness Week

Be Good to Yourself, Whoever You Are

Often in work, and in life, energy moves towards projects and people but there’s little left for your own restoration ­–– especially for those living with chronic pain. In this workshop, through the use of poems and prompts, you will be nudged into writing and reflecting on what sustains you, what you love and what you need. Take this time for yourself as a flicker of possibility of how you might take time for yourself in general.

Note that this workshop does not focus on pain or pain management, rather uses writing as a way to express and support the experiences we have when we're in pain and in life in general. 

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