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ECHO for psychosocial health care providers

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A new ECHO is on the horizon. Co-created by and for psychosocial health care providers, the latest offering of the Palliative Care ECHO project-BC Hub (that’s us) will be a year-long program on the themes of grief and lossspirituality, and ethical dilemmas in palliative care, beginning in early 2022.

Who is it for?  

This virtual knowledge-sharing network is geared to social workers, counsellors, psychologists, psychiatrists, and spiritual health practitioners who provide care to adults, children and families who are affected by advancing life-limiting conditions or bereavement.

Coming together with “all learn, all teach”

Each of the three themes in this new year-long program will be comprised of three sessions. For example, in the “grief and loss” theme, the sessions planned are:

– Parenting after a loss (speaker confirmed: Emily Watson, MSW/RSW, Canuck Place Counseling and Bereavement Services. “Supporting Attachment Needs of Grieving Children – Exploring The role of health care providers with Parents and Caregivers”)

– Young adults with life-limiting conditions (speaker confirmed: Andrea Johnson, MSW/RSW, Canuck Place Counseling and Bereavement Services. “The Embodied Experience of Young Adults and Adolescents Living with Serious Illness.”)

– Loss and bereavement after a toxic drug poisoning

The all learn, all teach is the core approach to ECHO, a virtual community for continuous collaboration, problem-solving and professional growth. An ECHO network recognizes that every member brings expertise to the table – one member may share specialized knowledge of a new treatment, while another may share their expertise on deploying it to their community.

The BC Palliative Psychosocial ECHO project’s main objectives are to increase palliative competencies for psychosocial care workers and to increase connectedness between psychosocial care providers in BC to network, support and share resources.

Want to learn more?

Visit our ECHO pages for updates on session dates, presenter information and how to register.

  • Date

    Dec 21, 2021

  • By

    BC Centre for Palliative Care


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