Interfaith Health Care Association of Manitoba

End of life choices Workshop held on January 8, 2018

The Interfaith Healthcare Association of Manitoba in partnership with the Catholic Health Corporation of Manitoba, the St. Boniface Hospital Spiritual Care Department's Clinical Pastoral Education, and the Compassion Project organized the End of life choices workshop that was attended by 63 participants.  Thank you to Mary Holmen, Mary Shariff, Glen Horst and Mike Goldberg for your presentations.

To obtain copies of the PPT presentations, click on the following links:  

MAID                                          INVOLUNTARY PILGRIM ON THE VIA NEGATIVA             PALLIATIVE CARE

To view results of the Table discussions on MAID click here, and to view the Table discussion results on Suffering click here.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

For those who were interested in Mary Shariff's presentation and would like to read further on the following subjects, please click on the links below that she has provided as resources:

  • AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A FRAMEWORK ON PALLIATIVE CARE IN CANADA

http://www.parl.ca/DocumentViewer/en/42-1/bill/C-277/royal-assent

  • CMA , MEDICAL ASSISTANCE IN DYING  (POLICY, 2017)

Excerpt:  “The legalization of medical assistance in dying (MAiD) raises a host of complex ethical and practical challenges that have implications for both policy and practice. The CMA supports maintaining the balance between three equally legitimate considerations: respecting decisional autonomy for those eligible Canadians who are seeking access, protecting vulnerable persons through careful attention to safeguards, and creating an environment in which practitioners are able to adhere to their moral commitments.”

https://www.cma.ca/Assets/assets-library/document/en/advocacy/policy-research/cma_policy_medical_assistance_in_dying_pd17-03-e.pdf

 

UPCOMING EDUCATION & FORMATION SESSIONS

Clinical Pastoral Education

IHCAM Spiritual Health Practitioners and other interested parties are invited to participate in SBH CPE DIDACTIC SCHEDULE. The following are the dates and topics of the didactic sessions to be offered via Telehealth and in person at the St. Boniface CPE.  

Monday, January 29  - Multi-Faith Issues
Monday, February 12  - Grief/Loss
Monday, March 5—Ethics  - Medical/CASC Code of Ethics

TELEHEALTH INSTRUCTIONS
If you/your site are interested in any of the sessions, you will need to book a room with Telehealth capabilities for the sessions required. Once done, please e-mail Chenene Layne clayne@sbgh.mb.ca with the date(s)/session(s), contact person (yourself or member of your team), and the room you have booked for the date(s). Please pre-book the Telehealth rooms for all sessions as soon as possible.

IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE:  
All the sessions will be held between 10:45-12:15 in the Education Building, 3rd floor, room N3061. 

 

Compassionate Presence: Caring for the Spirit (Overall) - April 19th & 20th, 2018

The Interfaith Healthcare Association of Manitoba in partnership with CHAM, in partnership with and the Compassion Project have planned the upcoming workshop and conference as part of its Mission Series.  These events are open to all persons working in the healthcare field, as well as those who are interested in learning more about Spirituality and Compassion in Healthcare.

To view the full program, click here.

To register for all or some portions of the Compassionate Presence offerings, please click on the following link to register: sshp.ca/9350

If your organization would like to sponsor or reserve an exhibit space for this conference, click HERE for more information.

 

 

NEW EDUCATION FORMATION DEVELOPMENT FUND LAUNCHED

One of the outcomes of the strategic planning session on June 28th, 2017 was to provide the IHCAM membership with opportunities for formation and education.  While some educational opportunities have been planned over the next year, the Board of Directors decided to create a Fund to provide opportunities for individuals or organizations that have limited budgets to participate in educational or formation workshops / conferences.Please click on this link to access the Fund Guidelines.A Frequently Asked Questions document can be seen here

ON-LINE EDUCATIONAL SERIES 

This 5-part educational series is designed to train health professionals to integrate spirituality into patient care as part of the practice of "whole person" medicine. Health professionals, regardless of specialty, are encouraged to watch all five videos (even though the first three videos are designed for physicians). The first video is an overview and summary of the series [transcript]. The second video focuses on past research linking religion/spirituality to mental, social, behavioral, and physical health, which forms the rationale for this approach [transcript]. The third video examines in detail "how to" integrate spirituality into patient care in a way that minimizes physician time and utilizes a team approach [transcript]. The fourth video is designed for nurses and practice managers and focuses on the spiritual care coordinator, who orchestrates the addressing of patients' spiritual needs [transcript]. The fifth video is designed for the entire spiritual care team and describes how team members work together to accomplish the common goal of practicing whole person care, with a focus on the role of the chaplain and the social worker [transcript].

Pastoral Care Assessment Tool