Choosing Wisely Talks | Time to Talk. Encouraging Serious Illness Conversations
Many Canadians prefer to avoid invasive or overly aggressive life-sustaining measures, particularly at the end of life. But too often, these tests or treatments occur because a patient’s wishes are not known. Why does this gap exist? And how can clinicians and patients ensure these important conversations take place?
Choosing Wisely Talks on March 10 at 12 p.m. ET will explore the barriers to having serious illness conversations. Gain insights and perspectives on how clinicians and patients can engage in earlier and better conversations to inform future care.
The webinar will feature new tools and resources to help get these important conversations started and which are part of Choosing Wisely Canada’s newest initiative ‘Time to Talk’.
• Dr. Ben Leis, Cardiologist at University of Saskatchewan
• Dr. Amit Arya, Palliative Care Physician, Joint Faculty at McMaster and University of Toronto
• Cindy Dumba, Patient and Public Advisor at Choosing Wisely Canada