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Palliative Care ECHO Project- Walking Alongside Indigenous Peoples who are Seriously Ill: Education for Community Caregivers
Upon completing this session, participants will be able to:
• Understand the process undertaken by the CERAH education team to create a culturally and community appropriate curriculum for caregivers;
• Explore tools and resources within the curriculum; and,
• Identify ways to incorporate the education into practice through case-based examples.

Holly Prince, Project Manager, HBSW, MSW, (PhD. Cand.)
Jessica L. Wyatt, Knowledge Broker, BEd., MA, PMP
Kassandra Fernandes, Curriculum Developer, HBSc, MPH, (PhD Cand.)


About the Palliative Care ECHO Project:
The Palliative Care ECHO Project is a 5-year national initiative to cultivate communities of practice and establish continuous professional development among health care providers across Canada who care for patients with life-limiting illness.

Jan 19, 2023 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Holly Prince, HBSW, MSW, (PhD. Cand.)
Project Manager
Holly Prince is an Anishinaabekwe and a member of Opwaaganisiniing in Northwestern Ontario. She has a Master’s Degree in Social Work and is a Ph.D. Candidate in Educational Studies at Lakehead University. Holly’s areas of research focus are on decolonial and Indigenist education and Indigenous health and community-based research. She works as a Project Manager at the Centre for Education and Research on Aging & Health at Lakehead University, where she is responsible for the planning, implementation, and evaluation of palliative care education and health equity initiatives for Indigenous peoples across Canada. For the past 17 years, her work focuses on improving end-of-life care in Indigenous communities.
Jessica Wyatt
Knowledge Broker @BEd., MA, PMP
Jessica Wyatt is a white settler originally from Treaty 9 territory (Timmins, Ontario), currently living in Thunder Bay on the traditional territory of the Anishinabek, which includes the Ojibwa of Fort William First Nation. Jessica is an experienced Knowledge Broker who began her career at Lakehead University’s Centre for Education and Research in Aging & Health (CERAH) in 2008. Skilled in curriculum development, evaluation, and project management, Jessica has a keen interest in working with marginalized populations. She holds a Bachelor of Education, a Master of Arts degree in English with a specialization in Women’s Studies, and is a certified Project Management Professional. In her current role at CERAH, she supports the development and delivery of culturally appropriate palliative care education for Indigenous communities across Canada.
Kassandra Fernandes, HBSc, MPH, (PhD Cand.)
Curriculum Developer
Currently a Curriculum Developer at the Centre for Education and Research on Aging & Health, Lakehead University, Kassandra Fernandes has spent several years working with Indigenous community members, Elders, care providers, and academic experts to develop, coordinate, and disseminate palliative care education that promotes the holistic wellbeing of Indigenous individuals. Kassandra has a Master of Public Health degree from Lakehead University and is also a PhD candidate in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at Western University specializing in aging and occupational science. Experienced in community-based research, program evaluation, and knowledge translation, much of her work has focused on working with individuals and communities to promote quality of life through to end-of-life.