Meaningful Connections: a conversation with PhD student and researcher Courtney Hicks

Strengthening a Palliative Approach in Long-Term Care

19-09-2022 • 13 mins

Courtney Hicks is a PhD student at the University of Waterloo in the School of Public Health Sciences, Aging Health and Wellbeing program. Her research focuses on a palliative approa h to care for persons living with dementia in long-term care settings. For two years, she worked as a Meaningful Connections Coordinator alongside a recreation and leisure team in a long-term care home in southern Ontario. During our conversation, she spoke about her personal and professional experiences with long-term care and palliative care, and the importance of building competencies in a palliative approach to care for all members of the team.

Learn more about the Strengthening a Palliative Approach to Long-Term Care project at: https://spaltc.ca/

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