Supporting Children, Youth and Adults facing Serious Illness, Uncertainty and Loss
The diagnosis of a serious illness impacts individuals and families of all ages, often resulting in feelings of uncertainty, isolation and grief. Elizabeth provides individual, family and group counselling following diagnosis of a serious illness, into remission, at end of life and into bereavement. Taking a strengths-based approach, she facilitates communication and fosters coping strategies supporting children, youth and adults facing complex emotions. As professional caregivers are impacted by loss, Elizabeth also provides support to those caring for others.
Education Highlighting Compassion and Communication
An experienced educator, Elizabeth highlights the value of compassion and communication in the context of illness, uncertainty and loss. She teaches courses, seminars and workshops to the general public, undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate learners and healthcare professionals. She collaborates on local, regional, provincial and national Hospice Palliative Care initiatives. Elizabeth is published in peer-reviewed journals and is an Assistant Clinical Professor (Adjunct) with the Department of Family Medicine, Division of Palliative Care at McMaster University.