Supporting Children, Youth and Adults facing Complex Illness, Uncertainty and Grief
Regardless of prognosis, the diagnosis of a serious illness impacts individuals and families and often results in feelings of uncertainty, isolation and grief. Elizabeth provides compassionate care fostering strength, coping and resiliency for individuals and families of all ages. She offers therapeutic counselling following a diagnosis, throughout treatment, 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 to support individuals, families, groups 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. In 2016, Elizabeth was honoured to be appointed as Assistant Clinical Professor (Adjunct) with the Department of Family Medicine, Division of Palliative Care. Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University.