The Vulnerable Persons and End of Life New Emerging Team will be hosting an information session on palliative care and people with disabilities on Thursday, January 12, 2012, from 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm at the Manitoba Legislature, Golden Boy Room, 450 Broadway.
The event will feature presentations from leading palliative care and disability studies professors at the University of Manitoba.
“Good Palliative Care for All” will also include the results of a five-year research study examining access to palliative care by people with disabilities and others traditionally thought of as “vulnerable.”
Lunch will be served followed by a presentation by the research team and open discussion.
When: Thursday, January 12, from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Where: Golden Boy Rom, Manitoba Legislature, 450 Broadway, Winnipeg
Harvey Max Chochinov is internationally recognized as a leader in palliative care research. He is a distinguished professor of psychiatry, University of Manitoba, Canada Research Chair in Palliative Care, and director of the Manitoba Palliative Care Research Unit, CancerCare Manitoba. He leads a team of researchers that have generated some of the first empirical data addressing how dignity can be understood in end of life care.
Joseph Kaufert is a professor in the department of community health sciences, University of Manitoba. He is a community health researcher and medical anthropologist, founder of the British Society for Medical Anthropology and was president of the Canadian Association for Medical Anthropology. Current areas of research concentration include Aboriginal health, interpretation and health communication, cross-cultural and research ethics and disability studies.
Deborah Stienstra is professor in disability studies at the University of Manitoba and former director of the Interdisciplinary Master’s Program in Disability Studies. She has authored and co-edited many books, journals and articles including a special issue of the Journal of Palliative Care on Disability and End of Life Care, Making Equality: History of Advocacy and Persons with Disabilities in Canada, and Women with Disabilities: Accessing Trade.
Jim Derksen has been working with researchers in the policy theme as an advisor and a representative of the Council of Canadians with Disabilities and the disability community. Jim is a wheelchair user, was disabled at six years of age by polio. He helped to develop organizations such as the Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities (MLPD), the Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD), Disabled Peoples’ International (DPI) and the Canadian Disability Rights Council (CDRC.)
Zana Lutfiyya is associate dean and professor in the Faculty of Education, University of Manitoba. Her longstanding research interest has been identifying and examining the factors that help or hinder the valued social participation of individuals with intellectual disabilities in community life, including facilitating the participation of individuals with intellectual disabilities in the research process, as participants and in helping determine research goals and questions.
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