Developing authentic patient relationships at CLPNA Conference

2015 CLPNA AGM and ConferenceNew topics have been added to the 2015 CLPNA Annual General Meeting & Conference hosted by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta.

Join the CLPNA in Banff this Spring to hear from incredible storytellers and expert presenters, and strengthen your understanding of how to develop authentic patient relationships in-person and online.

RELATED – Detailed Program for the 2015 CLPNA AGM & Conference

“Leading the Way: My Journey to Authentic Health Care Practice”

Dr. James Makokis is a proud Cree from the Saddle Lake First Nation in Northern Alberta, where he currently practices Family Medicine. James has served as the National Spokesperson for the National Aboriginal Health Organization’s “Lead Your Way” National Aboriginal Role Model Program. Dr. Makokis is also an active volunteer and currently serves on several boards including the Aboriginal Wisdom Committee of Alberta Health Services, Indspire (formerly the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation) and the Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada.

James is also the recipient of the 2007 National Aboriginal Achievement Special Youth Award, the highest recognition placed on an individual of the indigenous community.

“Authentic Patient Care in the Age of Social Media”

Jesse Miller is an international public speaker and trusted resource to numerous Canadian school districts public safety agencies who use his expertise to address issues that occur on social media. Jesse has been featured in numerous radio and television broadcasts, publications and articles as an authority on the topics of internet safety, social media, and mobile application based technology.

“Trauma-Informed Care”

Understanding psychological trauma helps nurses promote patient safety and health to recognize their own reactions and their patients’ experience. Don’t the session on Trauma-Informed Care.

Facilitator Vicki Enns delivers workshops that offer a highly participatory experience, with humour and connection to life experiences. Vicki has been working as a clinical therapist for the past twenty years in the areas of trauma, family violence, couple relationships and overall wellness. She is Clinical Director at the Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute (CTRI) as well as an instructor at the University of Winnipeg.

“Power, Privilege and Practice: Relational Practice in the Human Health Experience”

To deliver inclusive and culturally safe care, health care providers require support and an opportunity to reflect on their own experiences, so that they can understand how to combat marginalization and how relational practice can be fostered for the benefit of patients, staff and leaders.

Scott Harrison, an experienced nurse and midwife, has extensive clinical experience working with indigenous and marginalized communities, people living with HIV/AIDS and individuals struggling with substance use. Scott is passionate about social justice and non-oppressive practice, and will provide delegates with a safe space within which to explore the concrete effects of power and privilege on health care.

Call for Abstracts

The Conference’s Call for Abstracts is open!

Abstract sessions will focus on clinical best practices, patient-centred practice, and techniques and tools for maintaining an authentic nursing practice.

Submit your abstract by Monday, January 26, 2015 to participate in this year’s program.