Palliative Care Grand Rounds – Cultural Sensitivity and Awareness in the Palliative Care Sector

Join us on Wednesday, October 13, for Palliative Care Grand Rounds to be held via ZOOM (webinar) from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Riham Attia, MSW, RSW, PhD Candidate, ABD, will present, "Cultural Sensitivity and Awareness in the Palliative Care Sector".

Please R.S.V.P. to Jenn Verhoeven at no late than October 12, 2021. 

Session Learning Objectives:

  1. To define ‘Cultural Concepts’ that may be relevant to supporting patients/clients and their families in palliative and end of life care.
  2. To adopt essential considerations to provide culturally sensitive care to diverse clientele.
  3. To differentiate between culture and religion as sources of knowledge and support; adapt practice and care provision to meet patients/clients and families’ priorities for an effective, culturally competent care.

Our process to receive MAINPRO+ credits has changed as follows: In order to have your attendance recorded, please email

25% interaction will be included in each session.
Supported by the Citywide Department of Family Medicine,
Department of Family Medicine, and the Palliative Pain and Symptom Management Program.

Overall Learning Objectives for 2021-2022 Palliative Care Grand Rounds:

By the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify barriers and trends in palliative care and their impact on patient care.
  2. Apply pertinent and relevant palliative medicine knowledge and guidelines to their practice.
  3. Discuss the challenges of providing palliative care with other primary care physicians, medical trainees, and allied health professionals throughout Southwestern Ontario.

This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by the Continuing Professional Development, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University for up to 6.0 Mainpro+ credits.

The 2021-2022 Palliative Care Grand Rounds is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Each participant should claim only those hours of credit that they actually spent participating in the educational program. *This program has no commercial support.