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Webinar: "The 2SLGBTQi+: A summary for nurses"

The 2SLGBTQi+: A summary for nurses

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Webinar: "The 2SLGBTQi+: A summary for nurses"
Webinar: "The 2SLGBTQi+: A summary for nurses"

Time & Location

08 nov. 2022, 19 h 00 – 20 h 00 HNE


About the event

NSWOCC & WOC Institute Continuing Education Webinar 

The 2SLGBTQi+: A summary for nurses

Date & Time 

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

7:00pm-8:00pm EDT

Learning Objectives 

Participants attending this session will: 

  1. Develop a greater awareness of the 2SLGBTQi+ community;
  2. Be informed about how to use the pronouns 2SLGBTQi+;
  3. Be aware of the new RNAO BPG on 2SLGBTQi+ and the Position Statement of RNIG-Rainbow Ontario.

Presented by Dr. Paul-André Gauthier, RN, CNS; PhD (nursing)

He is retired as a nursing professor, position that he held for more than 30 years in Northern Ontario. He went to Montreal where he completed in 1990 a Master’s diploma in palliative care and in 1991 a Master in Nursing. In 2003, he received a PhD in nursing from the University of Alberta. He is the first man who graduated with a doctorate in nursing from that university. His research was a qualitative study with oncology nurses.

Dr. Gauthier was also selected by his peers on several occasions for his leadership in the political scene. He is a specialist in palliative care and care for persons with AIDS. He has been on many provincial nursing associations, including elected six times on the RNAO’s BOD and he sit on many other committees and board of directors at regional, provincial, and national levels. He is a co-founding member of the CNS Association of Canada (January 2016) and an Executive member. He has been the Chair of the Sudbury Manitoulin Clinical Ethic Network (SMEN) since 2014.

It is worth noting that the Parliamentary Assembly of the Francophonie awarded Dr. Gauthier the insignia of Chevalier de l’Ordre de la Pléiade in April 2009, he became a knight of the international order.

In April 2014, he received the June Callwood Award from the Hospice Palliative Care Ontario (HPCO). Recognized for his dedication at all levels, he served as a volunteer palliative care professional consultant in Timmins and Sudbury where he continues to accompany terminally ill patients and their families, for example, at the Maison Sudbury Hospice. He received the Joan Lesmond Scholarship/ Award from the Hospice Palliative Care Ontario (HPCO) in 2019; and the Honorary Life Membership from the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO) in April 2015. And, in May 2015, he was awarded the “Special Contribution to the Nursing Profession – Award” from the Sudbury Chapter of the RNAO.

He is a prolific speaker in both official languages.

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