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Relational practice and pandemic restrictions: A qualitative study of palliative care nursing
Co-sponsored by the Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention, the Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology, and the North Okanagan Hospice Society

Presenters:
David Kenneth Wright PhD, RN, CHPCN(C)
Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of Ottawa;
Academic Lead, Palliative Care and Nursing Ethics Hub, Centre for Research on Health and Nursing;
Director at Large—Research, Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Nurses Group

Kim McMillan PhD, RN, CHPCN(C)
Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, University of Ottawa;
Academic Mentor, Palliative Care and Nursing Ethics Hub, Centre for Research on Health and Nursing

Abstract: For patients with progressive, life-limiting illnesses and their families, physical distancing measures – and the resultant social isolation they produce – are at odds with the central role of social connection in palliative care. This disconnect was our starting point for an ongoing interview study with Canadian nurses, about the ethical issues they are facing when providing palliative care during COVID-19. This presentation will present emerging findings from this study, to explore the ways in which relational practice is supported or thwarted in the current pandemic context.

Jan 19, 2021 10:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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