• What should I expect during the free consultation?

    The free consultation is usually a 30 minute virtual conversation used to explore your needs or your organization's needs and if the services offered by Compassionate Consultant can meet those needs. 

  • Are the services offered in-person or virtual?

    Most of the services offered can be in-person or virtual. I like to work with individuals and organizations to see what would work best for you. 

  • How would I know when to contact Compassionate Consultant?

    Compassionate Consultant offers a variety of services for individuals and organizations.

    For individuals, if you are ready to plan your retirement and later years, you're ready to develop an Aging Plan. If you are finding communicating your plans with your loved ones challenging, Intergenerational Mediation could be a great opportunity to build open lines of communication. If there is a conflict within your family that seems insurmountable, intergenerational mediation can help improve, preserve, or even restore relationships.

    For organizations, if you are facing accreditation, want to ensure your policies are aligned with your values, have witnessed values based conflict amongst your teams, and/or want to offer ethics education to continue to develop your organization, Compassionate Consultant can be a helpful resource. 

  • When should I start developing my Aging Plan?

    Aging Plans can be started at any age. Typically, Aging Plans are developed as individuals develop their wills. However, as individuals start to plan for their retirement and their lives after retirement, they are in the best place to understand their current reality, reflect on their future hopes, and plan for older years. 

  • What are some examples of educational opportunities Compassionate Consultant can offer my employees?

    Interprofessional capacity building and ethics education play a central role in supporting a positive workplace environment for healthcare organizations. Developing individual bioethics champions can help an entire healthcare team collaborate, support each other, and decrease rates of burnout over time.

    The following opportunities are available:

    Provide core curriculum training in ethical awareness, imagination, and decision-making

    o   This foundational knowledge will provide the necessary skills to unpack any ethical issue faced in healthcare.

    Provide education on topics of interest/relevance to the organization through in-services, debriefings, and grand rounds

    o   Sample of Topics include:

    • Ethics 101
    • Consent, Capacity and Substitute Decision-Making (i.e. the Health Care Consent Act and ethics)
    • Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) and Conscientious Abstention/Objection
    • Spectrum of Moral Response including Moral Distress and Moral Resilience
    • Ethical Decision Making in the Grey Zones (i.e. Competing Values)
    • Privacy, Confidentiality, and Circle of Care
    • Geriatric Ethics
    • Mental Health Ethics
    • End of Life Ethics (including Goals of Care)
    • Advance Care Planning
    • Duty to Care and Limits
    • Truth-telling
    • Pandemic Ethics
    • Professionalism and Professional Boundaries
    • Living at Risk
    • Etc.