While we are unable to meet in person, the Centre will be offering presentations online. Join us for our upcoming 2020–2021 Speaker Series as our Research Affiliates share their current research on aging related topics. Meetings will be hosted via WebEx platform.
If you're new to using the WebEx platform, we have put together some information to assist you with using the program. The Troubleshooting section lists several videos currently available on YouTube showing a step-by-step overview on how to use WebEx for beginners, on Android, and Apple devices.
Join us for our next presentation.
February 24, 2020 | 2:30–3:30 pm
Examining perspectives on the role of family caregivers during the COVID-19 pandemic
Jamie Penner, RN, MN, PhD(c), Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, University of Manitoba
About the presentation: The care and support received by someone living with disease, disability, or frailty due to aging is largely dependent on family caregivers. This presentation will examine the extraordinary tensions surrounding the caregiving role during the COVID-19 pandemic. Various perspectives of the caregiving role, including caregivers’ rights and responsibilities, will be discussed, and implications for caregivers and the broader health and social systems will be considered.
March 11, 2021 | 2:30–3:30 pm
Dying alone in the time of COVID-19
Genevieve Thompson, PhD, RN, PhD, Associate Professor, College of Nursing, University of Manitoba
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The COVID-19 pandemic has brought death and dying out of the shadows for many people. One issue that has gained particular attention is that with the public health measures that were put into place, limits to visitors in care settings such as long-term care facilities and hospitals meant that those who were dying, often did so alone. To date, much of the discourse on dying alone paints it in a negative light; an event that should be avoided at all costs and causing moral distress and suffering in the bereaved. This presentation will explore where the idea came from that to die alone means that one has experienced a bad death, discuss if there are alternatives to this narrative we can consider and how can we best support the bereaved during this time.
March 25, 2021 | 1:00–2:00 pm
Michelle Lobchuk, PhD and Jamie Penner, PhD (c)
Introduction to family caregiving across the lifespan
WebEx registration links
WebEx link for Jamie Penner's presentation