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I Am With You: The deVeber Institute Fall Lecture Series – Night 2

7 November 2023 @ 6:00 pm

I am with you: Fall lecture Series

Night Two: November 7, 8pm (ET) via Zoom(6pm in our region)


The deVeber Institute for Bioethics and Social Research presents “I am with you” a two-night lecture series on supporting women and families through pregnancy and after. Registration is free and easy. Sign up today at www.deveber.org

or directly through Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kl854REtQc-_746G-bV1lw


Night Two: Dr. Thomas Bouchard on supporting families through perinatal palliative care


Dr. Thomas Bouchard, a family medicine practitioner in Calgary, will discuss his own experiences accompanying families through perinatal palliative care and Perinatal Hospice. The term “Perinatal Hospice” was coined by Dr. Byron Calhoun and is a “model of care that incorporates the strengths of prenatal diagnosis, perinatal grief management, and hospice care to address the needs of families.”


“I started the family physician navigator program in Calgary,” explains Dr. Bouchard, “to help guide couples through a difficult pregnancy journey when the interpretation of consults from obstetricians, neonatologists and other specialists can be overwhelming.”


In this lecture, Dr. Bouchard will share stories and images from the families he has supported in Perinatal Hospice care — highlighting the guiding role of a family doctor and reminding us all of the beauty of a life, no matter how short.


“A new child is miraculous, even if they may have a short life. When love and life are concentrated in a short timeline of life, there are often more intense emotions and opportunities for deep transformation and hope, even in what seems like very dark moments.”


Please contact us at bioethics@deveber.org if you have any questions or would like assistance with registration.


7 November 2023
6:00 pm
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