Good communication between health-care providers and family caregivers is an essential ingredient for an effective care team. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the different ways that health-care providers communicate.
In this webinar, the Alzheimer Society of B.C. and Family Caregivers of B.C. will share helpful strategies that health-care providers can use to strengthen communication with family caregivers, while Erin Beaudoin (CEO, Eden Gardens) offers the experiences and perspectives from the long-term care sector. This webinar is an opportunity for health-care providers to refine their communication skills and discuss ways to build strong partnerships with families.
What you will learn from this 45-minute webinar:
• The importance of communication between health-care providers and family caregivers.
• How to recognize burnout in yourself or your colleagues, and in family caregivers.
• Tools to help you strengthen your communication skills.
• Self-care strategies that can support you in managing difficult conversations.
Both the Alzheimer Society of B.C. and Family Caregivers of BC deliver education for health-care providers to ensure they have the skills and confidence to support people in their care, informed by the voices of lived experience, to promote person-centered care and the importance of care teams.
Resources for Health Care Providers and Social Sector Professionals:
- Communication Resource for Health Care Providers and Social Sector Professionals (ONLINE VERSION)
- Communication Resource for Health Care Providers and Social Sector Professionals (PRINT VERSION WITH FULL LINKS)
- Family Caregivers of B.C. and Alzheimer Society of B.C. Resources
- How You Say it Matters: Strategies for Strengthening Communication with Family Caregivers (PowerPoint Presentation)