Recent Presentations & Publications
HELP Ottawa is excited to have an opportunity to present, “Healthy End of Life Project (HELP) Ottawa: Working In and With Communities” at Hospice Palliative Care Ontario’s 2022 Annual Conference: Access, Equity and Compassion on April 24th, 2022 in Richmond Hill, Ontario
HELP Ottawa Featured in EPIC News Issue 14
HELP Ottawa Backgrounder Presentation
Centering sexual and gender diversity within Compassionate Communities: insights from a community network of LGBTQ2S+ older adults
Pamela Grassau, Arne Stinchcombe, Roanne Thomas, and David Kenneth Wright
“A core tenet of Compassionate Communities involves responding to the needs of diverse communities with respect to aging, end-of-life, and grief – an important axis of this diversity is related to individuals’ sexual orientation and gender identity.
Through an iterative analysis process, we identified themes related to lifecourse experiences of trauma, the need for safety within care contexts, the importance of relationships and connection, as well as participants’ ability to ask for and receive help. Our findings emphasize the importance of incorporating the voices of diverse sexual and gender identities and promoting health equity within Compassionate Community initiatives.”