Coping with Illness, Uncertainty and Grief
Elizabeth is a social worker with extensive experience supporting children, youth and adults facing complex illness, uncertainty and grief. She offers a range of psychosocial interventions to individuals and families following the diagnosis of a serious illness, into remission, at end of life and into bereavement. Elizabeth promotes self-determination, facilitates communication, highlights strengths, fosters coping strategies, provides resources and cultivates resiliency while providing psychoeducation and support for individuals, families and healthcare professionals facing complex emotions.
Highlighting Compassion and Communication
An experienced educator, Elizabeth highlights the value of compassion and communication in the context of coping with complex illness and loss. She teaches courses, seminars and workshops to the general public, health science learners and healthcare professionals. She collaborates on numerous local, regional, provincial and national initiatives and has examined access to care and quality of life with findings published in peer-reviewed journals. Elizabeth is an Assistant Clinical Professor (Adjunct) with the Department of Family Medicine. Division of Palliative Care. Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University.