Grand Rounds: 2011.03.30


Dr. José Pereira, Head and Professor, Division of Palliative Care, Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Medical Chief, Palliative Care, The Ottawa Hospital & Bruyère Continuing Care

“Comfort Measures” in Medicine and Oncology Units: Good Practice or Self-Fulfilling Prophecy.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Provide evidence that a palliative care approach should not be relegated to only end-of-life care (last few days or weeks of life).
  2. Describe best practices related to sedation at the end of life.
  3. Appraise the role of opioids and midazolam in the absence of pain or dyspnea at the end of life.
  4. Describe best practices related to managing delirium at the end of life.

THE OTTAWA HOSPITAL – General Campus – Auditorium

  • Wednesday, March 30th, 2011
  • 12:00 to 13:00 p.m.

(Video-linked to the Civic Amphitheatre, Riverside Amphitheatre, and Montfort Hospital 2D111 & the Irving Greenberg Family Cancer Centre A3735)

Note:  This Grand Rounds presentation will  be Webcast.

The Ottawa Hospital Medical Grand Rounds is an accredited group learning activity as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Ottawa. Phone no. for OTN participants during question period is 613-798-5555 x78952.

Refreshments (coffee, tea, water) will be provided. You are welcome to bring your own lunch.

THANK YOU- Dept of Medicine Education Fund