Patient & Community Voices Workshop Series
The Caregiver’s Journey: Heartbreak and Love
Date: Wednesday, January 24th 2018
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 pm (2 hours)
Location: Vancouver General Hospital
This interprofessional workshop will introduce students to the successes and challenges of being a family caregiver for a loved one with a chronic health condition. Doctors of BC recently stated that “support from family caregivers enables patients to remain at home for longer, contributing to a higher quality of life for patients. However, caregiving responsibilities are stressful. This can cause caregivers to be more susceptible to physical and mental burnout, and can lead to a decrease in the quality of life for both caregivers and the person they are caring for.”
A panelist of caregivers from the community will share their experiences of caregiving for a loved one. Through stories and small group discussions, students will have the opportunity to learn with other students in different disciplines about the unique experience of working with family caregivers.
At the completion of this workshop, participants will:
- Understand the role of the family caregiver
- Understand the need for shared information and collaborative decision making when working with family caregivers
- Understand the need for positive healthcare experiences for family caregivers
- Be aware of the community resources available to caregivers
This workshop is worth 30 IPE points.
The workshop is only open to students in the UBC Human and Health Services. Registration is required to attend as space is limited to 20 students. Use the link below to apply for a space.
Please be aware that completion of the form does not guarantee a space in the workshop – a confirmation of registration or wait list status will be sent within 72 hours.