Dr Doris Howell RN, PhD is the RBC Chair in Oncology Nursing Research and Education, University Health Network. She is a Senior Scientist with the Division of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care at the Ontario Cancer Institute. Adjunct Scientist at the Division of Preventive Oncology, Cancer Care Ontario; and an Adjunct Scientist with the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES); and an Affiliate Scientist with ELLICSR: Health, Wellness & Cancer Survivorship Centre . She is the Co-Director of the Ontario Patient...
GIPPEC is pleased to welcome Kimberley Widger as part of our GIPPEC Faculty. Kim is currently an Assistant Professor at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto and a Nursing Research Associate at the Hospital for Sick Children.
The Fellowship Program of GIPPEC is an opportunity for trainees to develop and build research skills in areas relevant to palliative care and to develop meaningful lines of research within well-developed research teams. GIPPEC fellowships provide research mentorship, training, and infrastructure and the opportunity to engage with an interdisciplinary network of scholars and investigators pursuing groundbreaking research in the field.
For more information, and to apply, visit http://ow.ly/M4DF7
GIPPEC is currently considering applications for Core Faculty Members with primary appointments in existing university departments and divisions who devote a significant proportion of their academic responsibilities to the aims of the GIPPEC as well as Associate Faculty Members who devote part of their academic responsibilities to the aims of the GIPPEC.
For more information, and to apply, visit http://ow.ly/M4yB7
For some couples, third time's the charm.
That's true for Larry and Evelyn Bryan, who met more than 25 years ago working for the same company. She was in product development, he in engineering support. Each had been married twice before. They fell in love, married in 1989 and settled in the Beaches neighbourhood of Toronto, both with children they adored from previous marriages.
It was a modern day love story.
All that changed in February 2013...
GIPPEC Director Gary Rodin is giving a seminar today at University College London. The seminar, entitled “From the Practical to the Profound: Brief Psychotherapy with Life-threatening and Advanced Disease”, will provide insight into a uniquely designed therapy for people with advanced cancer who are often distressed and carry a heavy physical symptom burden.
The Global Institute of Psychosocial, Palliative and End-of-Life Care (GIPPEC) at the University of Toronto was officially launched Oct. 6 at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, its home base.
The aim is to generate knowledge and debate to inform public policy, health care delivery and clinical practice, and to diminish stigma and barriers to access of psychosocial and palliative care for those with life-threatening and advanced disease.
The Global Institute for Psychosocial, Palliative and End-of-Life Care (GIPPEC) brings together a diverse group of experts from across Toronto and around the world. It will generate research to underpin public policy and health systems, and to help clinicians deliver more effective and culturally sensitive care.
The institute will also educate a new generation of experts and researchers, as well as the public, on issues in palliative and end-of-life care.
"Many of the important questions regarding palliative and end-of-life care lie at...