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/