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Research Studies

Dying, Death and Grief


  • Moving from Death-Denying to Death-Discussing
    • Holyoke P, Stephenson B. The Reflection Room: Participatory Art Installations to Move us from Death-denying to Death-discussing. Poster presentation at the 16th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) Global Palliative Care – Shaping the Future; Berlin, Germany; May 23-25, 2019.
      Poster available here.
    • The Reflection Room®: Moving from Death-Denying to Death-Discussing. 
      Project summary available here.
    • The Reflection Room® Part 2: Moving from Death-Denying to Death-Discussing. 
      Project summary available here.
    • Oikonen K, Holyoke P. Results of the Reflection Room® – 2 years later. Workshop presented at Canadian Hospice Palliative Care 2017; Ottawa, ON; September 20-23, 2017.
    • Oikonen K. The Reflection Room®: Creating space for reflection and shared storytelling. eHospice. 2016 (January 13, 2016).
      Article available here.
  • Spiritual Care at End of Life
    • Competencies for Spiritual Care Professionals specializing in Palliative and Bereavement Care in Canada.
      • SE Health was pleased to support this project with funding, and the final report on competencies has been presented to the membership of the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care. The final report available here
    • Organization-level best practices to support spiritual care. 
      Project summary available here
      Below are 9 Principles of Spiritual Care videos for your review.
      • ​Principle 1 - Spiritual Care
      • ​Principle 2 - Person Centred
      • Principle 3 – Vocation
      • Principle 4 - Emerge Through Presence
      • Principle 5 - Witnessing
      • Principle 6 – Place
      • Principle 7 – Rituals
      • Principle 8 – Relationships
      • Principle 9 – Volunteers
    • Taking action on spiritual care at the End of Life: Barriers and opportunities for change.   
      Project summary available here.
    • Duggleby W, Kuchera S, MacLeod R, Holyoke P, Scott T, Holtslander L, et al. Indigenous people's experiences at the end of life. Palliative and Supportive Care. 2015(June 15):1-13.
      Abstract available here.
  • Palliative Approach to Care for People who are Homeless
    • A training package for social care workers who support people who are homeless. 
      Project summary available here.
    • Evaluation of the Palliative Approach to Care (PA2Care) training package for social care workers.
      Project summary available here.
    • Holyoke P, Tudge S. A palliative approach to care for non-healthcare workers who work with the homeless. Workshop presented at HPCO Annual Conference Striving for Equity in Hospice Palliative Care; Richmond Hill, ON; April 22-24, 2018.
  • New Approaches to Hospice Palliative Care
    • Co-design of Hospice Outreach by Digital Means.
      Project summary available here.
    • Holyoke P, Barnes P. Examining the Role of Spiritual Care Professionals to Promote and Nurture Organizational-level Promising Practices Supporting Spiritual Care Delivery. Workshop held at the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC) – Identity Narratives, Rediscovering our Professional Identity through Story; Vancouver, BC; April 13-16, 2016.
  • Grief and Bereavement
    • Supporting Staff with Grief: A Guide for Leaders.
      Latest guide available here.
    • The Reflection Room®.
      Project summary available here.
      You can view a video on The Reflection Room®:
    • The grief experiences of frontline home care workers.
      Project summary available here
      You can view a video on the grief experiences of Home Care Workers:
    • Lejambe V, Holyoke P. Understanding the Grief Experiences of Home Health Care Workers. AVISO Newsletter (CHPCA). 2013;Spring 2013;(71).
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