Experienced Educator

Understanding the significance of evidence-based practice and interprofessional collaboration, Elizabeth began providing interprofessional education in 1999 teaching undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate learners. With experience presenting to the general public and healthcare professionals, she has the privilege of teaching with: Pallium Canada; Acclaim Health; the Department of Interprofessional Education, University of Toronto; the School of Part-time and Graduate Studies. Continuing Education. Mohawk College; the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work. University of Toronto; the Department of Family & Community Medicine. Division of Palliative Care. University of Toronto; and the Department of Family Medicine. Division of Palliative Care. McMaster University. Elizabeth is an Assistant Clinical Professor (Adjunct) with the Department of Family Medicine, Division of Palliative Care, Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University.


Elizabeth offers a variety of classes, seminars, and workshops. Past topics include:

  • Across the Continuum: The Need for Innovative Approaches to Person and Family-Centred Care
  • The Multifaceted Role of Social Work in Palliative Care: from Diagnosis to Bereavement
  • Creativity and Compassion: The Core of Person and Family-Centred Care in the Context of Life-Limiting Illness
  • Exploring Advance Care Planning: Essential Resources and Conversations
  • A Therapeutic Intervention Facilitating Connection in the Context of Life-Limiting Illness
  • Caring for Families in Hospice Palliative Care: Lessons Learned by a Social Worker
  • So this is Palliative Care. Let's Talk About It
  • Quality of Life in Hospice Palliative Care: The Role for Interprofessional Collaboration
  • Hospice Palliative Care: Service Delivery and Policy Issues
  • Caring for Others and Caring for Ourselves: Coping with Grief and Loss
  • Debunking the Myths of Palliative Care
  • Advance Care Planning for Men with Prostate Cancer
  • Hospice Palliative Care: Resources and Interventions Supporting Quality of Life
  • Demystifying Palliative Care: Understanding the Active Approach to Person and Family-Centred Care
  • Reflecting on Family Dynamics and its Impact on Care
  • Care for the Caregiver
  • The Value of a Team Approach with Complex Cases
  • Fundamentals of Hospice Palliative Care
  • The Need for Relentless Self-Care in Oncology Health Care Professionals: Science or Art?
  • Hearing all Sides: When the Patient Can't Speak for Themselves
  • Social Work at End of Life
  • Inpatient Hospice Palliative Care Directory: Access to Care
  • Introduction to Hospice Palliative Care
  • Province-Wide Survey of Palliative Care Service Delivery
  • Interprofessional Collaboration and the Role of Social Work in Palliative Care
  • Occupational Stress and Workplace Satisfaction: A Survey of Multidisciplinary Oncology Health Care Personnel
  • How to Run a Successful Family Meeting
  • Putting the Puzzle Pieces Together: Interprofessional Collaboration in Palliative Care
  • Staff Stress and Work Satisfaction on an Acute Palliative Care Unit and a Radiation and Chemotherapy Inpatient Unit
  • The Impact of Cancer on the Family
  • Re-examining a "Good Death": End of Life in an Aging Population
  • An Interprofessional Approach to Palliative Care
  • Palliative Care Resources and the Role of Social Work
  • Emotional and Psychological Issues of Dying and Death
  • Hospice Palliative Care: The Origins and Evolution of Caring
  • Social Work and the Importance of Interprofessionalism in Palliative Care
  • Loss, Grief and End of Life Issues
  • Interprofessional Education in Palliative Care: A Case-Based Discussion
  • Palliative Care: Transition to Residency
  • Learning Essential Approaches to Palliative Care
  • The End Game: Conversations About Life and Death
  • Role of Social Work on an Acute Palliative Care Unit
  • The Death Café
  • Celebrating Connections: A Creative Legacy Project
  • Death: A Part of Life. The Grieving Process

Presentations can be tailored to your education and training needs.  CV and teaching dossier are available upon request. 

The most important questions don’t seem to have ready answers.
But the questions themselves have a healing power when they are shared.
An answer is an invitation to stop thinking about something, to stop wondering.
Life has no such stopping places, life is a process whose
every event is connected to the moment that just went by.
An unanswered question is a fine traveling companion.
It sharpens your eye for the road.
— Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen (2006). Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories That Heal