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Humanity in Healthcare Series: Getting Comfortable Being Uncomfortable


Wed Oct 20th 2021, 5:00 pm to Wed Oct 20th 2021, 6:00 pm


, , Ontario, , Canada
Fee: $0.00 (Base Price)
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Regardless of where you work in healthcare, you have likely been a part of difficult conversations, either with patients, families, or colleagues. In conversation with Damon Dagnone, Valerie Cooper will share her experiences with these difficult conversations as a Hospice Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner, as well as some of the strategies that she uses to get through these situations. These uncomfortable conversations can’t be avoided, but getting through them in a positive way can bring a lot of brightness to a potentially dark moment, for everyone involved.



Valerie Cooper, MN, NP- Adult; Hospice Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner
Mom of two sassy girls and a snarky cat, Hockey Wife, Soprano and Fitness Enthusiast


At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the collective humanity that brings meaning and challenge to our work as healthcare providers.
  • Promote a shared and inclusive model for learning within our healthcare setting that prioritizes health of the care team.
  • Recognize and reflect on the structures of health care systems and academic institutions to build diverse, equitable and inclusive health care teams. 
Sun Dec 4th 2022, 4:45 pm