Media Advisory | January 9, 2013

Hope an important factor in advance care planning

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Carole Robinson

Carole Robinson

What: How Hope Works: The Relationship between hope and advance care planning
Who: Prof. Carole Robinson, associate professor, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health and Social Development
When: 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Where: University Centre (Peter J. Meekison Centre for Students) Room 334, 3272 University Way, UBC’s Okanagan campus, Kelowna
Registration: Free in person or by teleconference, please register at:

Concerns have been identified in academic literature that advance care planning, which involves frank discussion about end-of-life issues, has the potential to negatively affect hope.

Such concerns lead to clinical tension between the ideals of palliative care, supporting hope and communicating truthfully. Prof. Carole Robinson’s presentation supports the position that the foundation of hope is not the issue. Rather, she discusses the relevance of hope to clinical practice.

The session is free and open to the public to join in person or via webinar or teleconference.

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