Tuesday, July 20 at noon EST
In this session, Kathryn Adams, MScN and Donna Thomson, creators of Caregiving Essentials and Infection Prevention and Control for Caregivers and Families, challenge the idea that insider healthcare knowledge is just for medical professionals, and discuss skills training as a personal wellness strategy for everyone.
We look forward to you joining us for Part Two of The View on Wellness Series.
Kathryn Adams, BScN, MScN is an experienced, skilled, and highly motivated leader in learning, people, and organizational development with extensive knowledge and experience in the health care industry. Whether through professional speaking, business coaching, consulting, curriculum design or customized workshops, Kathryn brings her passion and expertise to support individuals, teams, groups, and organizations to learn, grow and develop.
Based in Hamilton, ON, she currently offers her services through Kathryn Adams Consulting. Prior to this, she spent over 30 years working in acute and chronic health care settings in a variety of roles including bedside nursing, clinical education, leadership coaching and development, strategy, learning and development, and organizational design. She is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the McMaster University School of Nursing and a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal for Nurses in Professional Development.
Donna Thomson is a caregiver, author and activist. She is the mother of two grown children, one who has severe cerebral palsy and medical complexity. Donna also helped care for her mother who lived with dementia until she passed away in the summer of 2018 at the age of 96. Donna is the co-author with Dr. Zachary White of The Unexpected Journey of Caring: The Transformation of Loved One to Caregiver and author of The Four Walls of My Freedom: Lessons I’ve Learned From a Life of Caregiving. Donna is the past Vice-Chair of Kids Brain Health Network and is a leader and instructor in family engagement in health research. She is a co-designer and co-instructor of The Family Engagement in Research course and the facilitator of the Caregiving Essentials course, both at McMaster University. For the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, Donna sat on The Expert Group on Home and Community Care, the advisory committee for the white paper on aging and on the Working Group on Complex Care for Adults with Developmental Disabilities.