The New Brunswick Hospice Palliative Care Association (NBHPCA)

Report
Annual Report
May 2012-April 2013
Ann Nickerson B.Sc.Pharm FCSHP
President NBHPCA -ASPNB
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The New Brunswick Hospice
Palliative Care Association
provides leadership to
enhance quality end-of-lifecare for individuals and
families living with life
threatening illnesses in New
Brunswick, and works in
collaboration with the
Canadian Hospice Palliative
Care Association and other
provincial and national
stakeholders to advance
hospice palliative care in
New Brunswick and in
Canada.
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L’Association des soins
palliatifs du NouveauBrunswick assure un
leadership afin d’améliorer la
qualité des soins de fin de vie
pour les personnes atteintes
d’une maladie qui met leur
vie en danger et pour leur
famille. Elle travaille en
collaboration avec
l’Association canadienne de
soins palliatifs et d’autres
intervenants provinciaux et
nationaux afin de faire
avancer les soins palliatifs au
Nouveau-Brunswick et au
Canada.
On behalf of the NBHPCA Board, we offer
congratulations to the following Board members on
their achievements this year:
 Rinette
Côté for receiving the Queen Elizabeth II
Diamond Jubilee Medal for her contribution to
palliative care
 Sharon O’Brien for being awarded the George
Wakeling Award from the Third Age Centre of St.
Thomas University for her contribution to improving
the quality of life for New Brunswick seniors
 Dr. Pam Mansfield for being the media spokesperson
for the new Do Not Attempt Resuscitation (DNAR) policy –
CBC Radio; Maritime Noon; National Post.
 Ann Nickerson for receiving a Fellowship to the
Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists for her practicebased research and leadership in affecting pharmacists’
practice across Canada
The CHPCA is the national voice for Hospice
Palliative Care in Canada. Advancing and
advocating for quality end-of-life/hospice
palliative care in Canada, its work includes
public policy, public education, and awareness.
Established in 1991, its volunteer Board of
Directors is composed of hospice palliative care
workers and volunteers from Canadian provinces
and territories as well as members-at-large.
Hospice Palliative Care:
Strength in Numbers, Strength in Quality!
Get Involved – Stay Informed!
TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Get Involved – Stay Informed!
Membership lends a collective voice to reinforce that all Canadians have the right of access to comprehensive
and coordinated hospice palliative care services regardless of where they live. This belief is entrenched in
both the New Brunswick Hospice Palliative Care Association (NBHPCA) and the Canadian Hospice Palliative
Care Association (CHPCA). Joint membership with the CHPCA and the NBHPCA occurs with just one
membership fee. Your membership will support both organizations in their quest to work together in achieving
their individual and collective missions.
Registration in this education conference ensures
you have a one year membership to both NBHPCA
($15) CHPCA ($20) =$35/yr
 Expiry Date of Membership: In order to comply
with CHPCA policy, and to be more fair to new
members, the expiry date of memberships will
be one year from the date of application rather
than March 31st each year
 This change was approved by the Board of
Directors to ensure that members enjoy
association privileges for a full year in their first
year of membership
 THERE IS POWER IN NUMBERS!!
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Name
Position/Representation
Mansfield, Dr. Pam
Past President - Moncton
Nickerson, Ann
President - Moncton
Gowan, Dr. Debra
Vice-President -
McGill, Claudette
Treasurer - Edmundston
Currie, Susan
Secretary - Fredericton
Dr. Julie Langlois
Member At Large -
Vacancy
Member At Large -
MacLeod, Marlene
Member At Large -
Rojas, Dr. Fernando
Zone 1A - Moncton
Turcotte, Dr. Renée
Zone 1A - Moncton
McKenna, Amanda
Zone 1B - Moncton
Hebert, Lana
Zone 1B - Moncton
Wildish, Dr. Julia
Zone 2 - Saint John
Mayberry, Melody
Zone 2 - Saint John
Vacancy
Zone 3 - Fredericton
Vacancy
Zone 4 - Edmundston
Guitard, Sylvette
Zone 4 - Edmundston
MacMillan, Dr. Vona
Zone 5 - Campbellton
Vacancy
Zone 5 - Campbellton
Vacancy
Zone 6A - Bathurst
Vienneau, Shirley
Zone 6A - Bathurst
Rebecca Sonier
Zone 6B – Tracadie et al
Josianne Comeau
Zone 6B – Tracadie et al
Grace, Donna
Zone 7 - Miramichi
LeBlanc, Francine
Zone 7 - Miramichi
Thank you! Merci! for your volunteer work and contribution
to the NBHPCA- ASPNB over the years. The Board sincerely
hopes you will continue your membership though not in a
board capacity
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Bashala, Dr. Roger
Chiasson, Patsie
Yacoub, Dr. Inas
O’Brien, Sharon
Frenette, Fr.Maurice
Sastaunik, Helen
Côté, Rinette
Chapman,Kim
Lise Nolet
“Group” Category:
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The establishment of a Group
membership category at an annual fee of $70.00 was
approved by the Board at its December 4, 2012 meeting
This Group category will include associations who wish to
be members of NBHPCA,e.g., NB Cancer Society.
Other provincial associations have increased revenue this
way and found substantial benefit to advancing hospice
and palliative care through partnerships with other
associations
Group participation will give more power to our causes
when presenting position statements.
Proposed By-Law Amendments
To Be Considered at the Annual
General Meeting
April 26, 2013
Current:
Constitution and By-Laws
New Brunswick Hospice Palliative Care Association
Approved by the Executive Committee on Feb 9, 2011
Ratified by the Membership on April 28, 2011
New
Deleted
6. Membership
Note: At a meeting of the Board of Directors on December 4, 2012, the establishment of a Group membership
category was approved. The purpose of this category is to allow health-related or other groups interested in
the delivery of palliative care in the Province and to furthering of the Association’s objectives to become full
members.
6.4 c) Group: Groups or organizations – members of the group or organization shall be entitled to attend any
meeting of the Association, with one member designated to carry the vote of the organization at any general
or annual meeting. A member of the group may hold any office in the Association.
Note: It was recommended to the Board of Directors that because of geographical location, Zone 6 be divided
into Zone 6A – Bathurst and 6B – Tracadie, Caraquet, and Lameque. This was approved by the Board on
February 21, 2013, and it is recommended that Article 6.10 of the Constitution and Bylaws be amended as
follows:
6.10 The Association shall be divided into zones as the Department of Health has designated with the
exception of Zone 6 which shall be divided into Zone 6A (Bathurst and surrounding areas) and Zone 6B
(Tracadie, Caraquet, and Lameque and surrounding areas).
9. Directors
Note: There has been discussion at the Board level whether or not there is a need to delineate between
primary and alternate zone representatives. At its meeting on February 21, 2013, the Board of Directors
agreed that this was not necessary and to recommend that Article 9.1 b) of the Constitution and Bylaws be
amended as follows:
9.1 Unless otherwise determined by general meeting, the Board of Directors shall be composed of:
a) The Executive Committee, which includes the President, Past President, Vice President, Secretary and
Treasurer. The offices of treasurer and secretary may be combined;
b) There will be 2 representatives for each zone. the primary and the alternate.
c) There will be 2 members at large.
 Display
Stands/Order of St. Lazarus Funding:
At an official presentation in Moncton on
November 22, 2012, a cheque for $777.34 was
presented to the Association to cover the cost
of producing eight display stands.
 This funding covered the cost of the stands,
NBHPCA letterhead, and thank-you cards.
 Seven of the eight stands have been
distributed to the zones
 Asked for suggestions on how to get material
to the one remaining zone – Campbellton.
 Canada
Revenue Agency letter dated
November 30, 2012, informing us that our
charitable status application has not been
approved based on the information provided.
 We decided to go with option (a). Responded
within 60 days and provided more
information.
 CHPCA drafted a letter to endorse the New
Brunswick Hospice Palliative Care Association
(NBHPCA) in their endeavour to obtain
Charitable Status. April 2013.
Dragon Fly Brooch/Pendant:
 Designed by Aitkens Pewter for NBHPCA
 Projected Profit of: $5,000 (500 pins ordered)
 Total Sold to Date: 425. Zone 1B sold 205!
 Major fund-raising project for this year,
 Encourage everyone to be as proactive as
they can in thinking of venues to sell our
fund-raising item to assist with the cost of
our annual educational conference in
Moncton next year.
Sumac is the easiest, most complete and costeffective software for managing non-profits’ data
$20/month
 Initial database entry $750, however . . .
 Marlene MacLeod (volunteer secretary to the
board) offered to do this for free! Thanks!
 Accessible to any member of the board through
password and access controls
 Electronic membership renewal process
 Compatible with national CHPCA database
 Will be up and running soon
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NATIONAL HOSPICE PALLIATIVE CARE WEEK
MAY 5-11, 2013!
GET INVOLVED
www. c h p c a.n e t /we e k
CANADIANS ARE AGING.
WE’VE DONE THE MATH. HAVE YOU?
SENIORS MAKE UP CANADA’S
FASTEST GROWING
AGE GROUP
IT IS ESTIMATED THAT SENIORS
AGED 65+ COULD ACCOUNT FOR
UP TO 25% OF THE TOTAL POPULATION
BY 2036
 Provincial
Palliative Advisory Committee:
 The New Brunswick Government requested
that a member of the NBHPCA sit on the
committee
 Dr. Pam Mansfield was appointed the
NBHPCA’s representative
 The purpose of the committee is to identify
priorities for the provision of palliative care
in the province
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The Medical Advisory Committee has decided to
focus on two issues to develop position statements
for the Provincial Committee:
Home Care Personal Care Aides certification and
continuity. Dr Renée Turcotte (Zone 1A) has
volunteered to take the lead on this
Nursing home palliative care protocol – help needed
Development of these position statements enhances
the involvement of physicians and other interested
groups in the work of the NBHPCA.
The MAC needs volunteers - MDs, nursing home RNs,
Personal Care Aides - see Dr. Pam Mansfield.
To ensure growth and to make real change in
Hospice and Palliative Care in New Brunswick, the
NBHPCA needs:
1. Active members with innovative ideas
2. Membership recruitment of colleagues,
volunteers, friends
3. High level communication among zones
4. Zone level meetings every three months (Have
supper, coffee break meetings)
GET THE MESSAGE OUT THERE!
THERE IS POWER IN NUMBERS!
NBHPCA Zone 1B Moncton
Supper meeting
March 2013
Surprise Mugs
Discussion.

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