Conversations with Leaders: End of Life Care is Everyone’s Responsibility
October 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
This live virtual event will feature a conversation between Dr. Allan Kellehear and Dr. Mary Lou Kelley. Their conversation will include the reasons why end of life care is everyone's responsibility, the use of language in compassionate communities, what we have learned from the pandemic, and more. There will be time for questions and comments following the discussion.
Dr. Allan Kellehear is a medical and public health sociologist with interests in death, dying and end of life care. He has founded and developed the main public health model for care of the dying, the bereaved and caregivers. This model is based on the application of health promotion, community development, and social ecology ideas and principles. He is the author of a number of books on dying, death and the compassionate community movement. He also developed the Companionate City Charter.
Dr. Mary Lou Kelley has been engaged in practice, teaching and research in gerontology and palliative care since 1972. Her research has used participatory, community development approaches to empower and support community members and front-line workers and create changes to improve end of life for people, their families and communities. Her major research contributions have been in rural and First Nations communities and long-term care homes. She is a member of the Advisory Council of Compassionate Ottawa.