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 and family 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 experience educator, Elizabeth 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 is published in peer-reviewed journals. Elizabeth is the Clinical Director for Camp Erin Hamilton, a free bereavement camp for grieving children and youth. Elizabeth is also honoured to be an Assistant Clinical Professor (Adjunct) with the Department of Family Medicine, Division of Palliative Care at McMaster University.