Dr. Esplen representing Canada at the Global Genomics Nursing Alliance (G2NA)

January 25, 2017 |

Dr. Mary Jane Esplen, Executive Director of de Souza Institute is attending the Global Genomics Nursing Alliance in Cambridge, England.

The discussion and days that follow surround the topics of the integration of genomics into everyday nursing practice; establishing a Global Genomics Nursing Alliance and its development in nursing and genomic healthcare.

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Interprofessional Education in Palliative and End-of-Life Care Course Now Available

December 15, 2016 |

de Souza Institute is proud to announce the Interprofessional Education in Palliative and End-of-Life Care Oncology (iEPECO) course is now open for enrollment. This course is based on the EPEC™-O Canada curriculum and was developed by a team of interprofessional experts.

“iEPEC-O helps to integrate palliative care into your practice as a health care professional, and will support you in providing high quality and effective care for patients and families dealing with advanced illness.”

Paul Daeninck, MD, MSc, FRCPC, Medical Oncologist and Palliative Medicine Consultant

This iEPEC-O curriculum has been adapted and updated from the EPEC™–O Curriculum, which was developed by the U.S. National Cancer Institute in collaboration with the American Society for Clinical Oncology and the EPEC™ Project team and tailored to the Canadian context by EPEC-O Canada:

  • Emanuel, L.L., Ferris, F.D., von Gunten, C.F. and Von Roenn, J. (2005). Education in Palliative and End of Life Care – Oncology. The EPEC Project, Chicago. ISBN #0971418063.
  • Daeninck, P., Hanvey, L., Hauser, J., Librach, L., Preodor, M., Simpson, J. (2010). Education in Palliative and End of Life Care – Oncology- Canada.

Find out more about the course in our online calendar

de Souza Institute Systems Maintenance on December 29, 2016

December 12, 2016

We will be doing end of year cleanup on all of the de Souza web sites and systems on December 29, 2016. Please expect our sites to be offline and unavailable intermittently starting from 10 AM EST until 5 PM EST on that day. Thank you for your patience and wishing you a great and … Read more

Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) Workshop – December 2, 2016

October 28, 2016

A Patient-Centred Approach to the Provision of Care for Physicians and Other Health Care Professionals Friday, December 2, 2016 MAiD Update & Training Morning Sessions A Review of Ethical Implications, Eligibility Criteria and Practical Considerations in Delivering MAiD Afternoon Sessions Workshop: Assessing Grievous & Irremediable in MAiD Workshop: Assessing Capacity & Voluntariness in MAiD Panel Discussion: Impact … Read more

A New Health Promotion Seminar Series

October 26, 2016 | ,

Healthy Sexuality and Our Aging Population The Health Promotion Seminar Series is a collaborative effort between the Community Health Nurses’ Initiatives Group (CHNIG) and de Souza Institute.  The seminars offer an opportunity for professional development to nurses working in all domains of practice: community or acute care.  Topics are focused on current issues, and provide … Read more