RN, BScN, MSc, CPMHN, Facilitator
Janet Lovegrove was introduced to hospice palliative care when her mother died from a stroke in 1997. Janet was so deeply influenced by the quality of holistic, compassionate, and family-centred care that her mother and family received that she changed her nursing focus from emergency critical care to community hospice palliative care.
She has taught the introductory Fundamentals Hospice Palliative Care course while teaching undergraduate nursing students at McMaster University. Janet, as an Associated Medical Services (AMS) Phoenix “Call to Caring” Fellow at McMaster University’s School of Nursing, led an interdisciplinary team advocating for the self-care needs of caring professionals. Their AMS Phoenix Fellowship project titled, “Bringing Transformational Change to Health Care Education, Practice, and Community Settings” continues to help interested caring professionals in various educational, clinical, and community settings to navigate the world of growing technological care with care and compassion for self. In January and February of 2015, together with Viola Fodor her AMS Phoenix mentor, Janet co-facilitated twelve “Self-Care for Caring Professionals” one-day workshops for critical care nurses at University Health Network.