End of Life

The 5 myths of Palliative Care

This session is intended for Caregivers, Patients, Professionals, Members of the General Public

During this webinar, Teresa Dellar from The West Island Palliative Care Residence will be touching upon 5 common myths about palliative care.

The goal of this presentation will be to demystify what palliative care really is and what it is not. Another objective is to increase awareness and understand the nature of palliative care. In doing so people can have a better comprehension of the benefits involved not only for the patients living with a terminal illness and their families, but also their community. By dispelling the five myths about palliative care; participants will be more prepared to discuss and better handle end-of-life issues.

Please note that this is a bilingual event,  the French presentation will take place between 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm (EST) and the English will follow at 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm (EST).


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  1. Teresa Dellar is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of the West Island Palliative Care Residence. Ms. Dellar graduated with a Bachelor’s (’83) and Master’s degree (’90) in Social Work from McGill University. She earned a Specialization Certificate as a Bereavement Facilitator (NCBF) in 1995 from the American Academy of Bereavement. She was certified as a Fellow in Thanatology in 2012 and by the Association for Death Education and Counseling in 2009. Ms. Dellar is a member of the McGill University Palliative Care Council, is on the Executive on Board of “Alliance des Maisons de Soins Palliatifs du Québec” and the Health Care Business Woman’s Association. She is also active with the English Community Health and Social Services Network, the West Island Chamber of Commerce, the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association and the International Hospice Association.Ms. Dellar is also a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Association of Health Care Philanthropy. Ms. Dellar has been celebrated for her many achievements over the last 17 years including ‘Personality of the Year’ Award – Cite Nouvelles, 1999, ‘West Islander of the Year’ Award – The Chronicle, 2002 and 2012, The Montreal Council of Women “Woman of the Year Award” in 2005 and the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012.

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