Keynote/Presentations


1. The Caregiver’s Path – For personal caregivers
Attendees will learn the decision-making pathway and tools to help give voice to those who can’t speak for themselves. This is not a one-size-fits-all solution but can be adapted depending on the person’s level of incapacity and the situation. Participants will also learn specific strategies and questions to use. Personal stories and practical examples demonstrate how these tools will work in real life. Expanded end-of-life guidance for making the most difficult decisions can also be included. Respect and compassion are the core values of this decision-making process.

2. The Caregiver’s Path – For professional caregivers
With our growing population of those with brain injuries, Alzheimer’s, strokes, dementia, developmental delays and other mental limitations, professionals and families are struggling to make decisions for those without capacity. The field of bioethics provides a number of techniques which can be used to resolve these dilemmas. The tools from The Caregiver’s Path can be used as standards for respecting and protecting the people in our care. Attendees will learn the framework and tools to create a good, ethical decision. These tools will help give voice to those who can’t speak for themselves. This is not a one-size-fits-all solution but can be adapted depending on each person’s level of incapacity and the situation. We will begin with the critical pathway to use as a guide through the decision-making process. I will then teach specific strategies and questions to use. Personal stories and practical examples demonstrate how these tools will work in real life. Expanded end-of-life guidance for making the most difficult decisions can also be included. Respect and compassion are the core values of this decision-making process. (Contact us link)

3. The Caregiver’s Path – For medical professionals
With our growing population of those with brain injuries, Alzheimer’s, strokes, dementia, developmental delays and other mental limitations, professionals and families are struggling to make decisions for those without capacity. The field of bioethics provides a number of techniques which can be used to resolve these dilemmas. The tools from The Caregiver’s Path can be used as standards for respecting and protecting our patients or residents. Attendees will learn the framework and tools to create a good, ethical decision. These tools will help give voice to those who can’t speak for themselves. This is not a one-size-fits-all solution but can be adapted depending on each person’s level of incapacity and the situation. We will begin with the critical pathway to use as a guide through the decision-making process. I will then teach specific strategies and questions to use. Personal stories and practical examples demonstrate how these tools will work in real life. Expanded end-of-life guidance for making the most difficult decisions can also be included. Respect and compassion are the core values of this decision-making process.

4. The Caregiver’s Path – For healthcare organizations, bioethics committees and medical groups.
With our growing population of those with brain injuries, Alzheimer’s, strokes, dementia, developmental delays and other mental limitations, professionals and families are struggling to make decisions for those without capacity. The field of bioethics provides a number of techniques which can be used to resolve these dilemmas. The tools from The Caregiver’s Path can be used throughout and across organizations as standards for respecting and protecting our patients or residents. Attendees will learn the framework and tools to create a good, ethical decision. These tools will help give voice to those who can’t speak for themselves. This is not a one-size-fits-all solution but can be adapted depending on each person’s level of incapacity and the situation. We will begin with the critical pathway to use as a guide through the decision-making process. I will then teach specific strategies and questions to use. Personal stories and practical examples demonstrate how these tools will work in real life. Expanded end-of-life guidance for making the most difficult decisions can also be included. Respect and compassion are the core values of this decision-making process.

5. Making the Difficult End-of-Life Choices – Can be adapted to any audience
Using the decision-making pathway and questions, the difficult end-of-life choices can be made with respect and compassion. Caregivers will have more peace of mind knowing that they did the right thing by their loved one or those in their care. This decision-making process can be adapted based on the patient’s or resident’s culture, religion and belief system. Personal stories and practical examples demonstrate how these tools will work in real life.

6. An Insider’s Guide to Filling Out Your Advance Directive – Can be adapted to any audience
Making sure your advance directive will be respected by the healthcare team is essential. Attendees will learn how to make better choices about who to choose to make their decisions, what to consider when choosing what medical options to choose, and how to document these requests.

7. Why You Should Choose Hospice When The Time Comes
This course will look at how hospice can benefit you when you or your loved one is dying. Attendees will learn about the needs of the dying, the services hospice can provide, and the long-term benefits for the family.

8. Communication and Character
How we communicate is a demonstration of our character. With simple adjustments to our communication style, we can begin to be more respectful and compassionate with others. Whether in the workplace, in a healthcare facility, in a school or in the home, starting from a place of kindness changes our interactions and creates more positive outcomes. Attendees will learn practical communication tools and strategies that they can implement right away.