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Session 3 Topic – Anti Racist Practice–Anti-Racist Tools for the Palliative Care Context Part 1 

November 26, 2020 @ 12:00 am PST

Presenter – Frank Cohn, Jhevoi Melville, MSW, RSW, and Ayesha Sackey, all from VAST
  • Domain 1 – Principles of PC & palliative approach. Promotes and supports the adaptation of palliative principles in all care settings through capacity building of other care providers/community partners as appropriate for role.
  • Domain 2 – Cultural safety & humility. Advocates for incorporation of the person’s and family’s cultural traditions, beliefs, expectations, and preferences into decision making, care planning and service delivery models. Advocates for changes in policy to facilitate incorporation of culture into care.
  • Domain 4 – Comfort & quality of life. Adapts care to address person’s fears and anxieties related to past trauma.
  • Domain 7 – Professional & ethical practice. Participates in community awareness and engagement activities to build understanding, capacity, and inclusion. Addresses micro, meso, and macro factors that influence PC (e.g., internal and external barriers, social determinants of health).
  • Domain 8 – Self care. Identifies team and organizational barriers and issues and works collaboratively to address them.
  • Promotes an organizational culture that is safe for expression of multiple perspectives and practicing within ambiguity.
  •  Define the concept of race as a social construct and identify the ways it is manifested systemically.
  • Describe how to Link PC practice to Anti-Racist practice through honouring our values and each other at the organizational level. Describe the barriers to responding to racism and identify how racism in the workplace impacts individual staff, clients, client service, and organizational culture.
  • Describe how to respond competently to racial comments, behaviours or policies in the workplace setting through a stance of cultural humility (compassionate, reflective, non-judgmental).
  • Develop a deeper understanding of intersectionality, privilege, and marginalization.
  • Describe how to advocate against racist and discriminatory remarks and systems.
  • Understand and describe how end of life circumstances present challenges and opportunities in cultural understandings of “Quality of Life”.


November 26, 2020
12:00 am PST
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