About Us

Ask a Professional Team

Dr. Harlos is the Clinical Team Leader for the Canadian Virtual Hospice, and has also developed and maintains the site Palliative.info, a site for palliative care links and resource material. Dr. Harlos is Medical Director of Adult and Pediatric Palliative Care for the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, and is Professor and Section Head of Palliative Medicine at the University of Manitoba.

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Ogechi Asagwara works as a Clinical Nurse Specialist for the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority Palliative Care Program. She joined Canadian Virtual Hospice in 2016 as a member of the consulting team.


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Dr. Romayne Gallagher is a palliative care physician with experience in the field that spans 25 years and includes patient care, teaching and research. Prior to becoming a full time palliative care physician she worked as a family physician for 12 years. She has been involved in collaborative work to improve access to palliative care at both provincial and national levels. Romayne’s other area of interest is pain management in older adults, including adults with cognitive impairment or dementia.

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In 2008, the Canadian Virtual Hospice expanded its clinical team to include Rev. Dr. Glen Horst, who is exceptionally qualified to provide leadership on spiritual matters relating to palliative care. Dr. Horst is responsible for spiritual material posted on www.virtualhospice.ca and provides consultation for questions submitted to Ask a Professional.

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Bruce Kennedy is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in palliative care with skills in providing end-of-life focused home based care to patients as well as hospice residences and hospital palliative care units.


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In 2008, the Canadian Virtual Hospice expanded its clinical team to include Fred Nelson. With close to thirty years of experience in the palliative care community as a clinician, consultant, and teacher, Fred has comprehensive knowledge of the issues and challenges facing both individuals and families living with terminal illness.

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Dr. Shane Sinclair is Assistant Professor, CancerCare Research Professorship, in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Calgary.  He is also a certified spiritual care specialist with the Canadian Association of for Spiritual Care. He currently has a nationally funded program of research investigating the impact of compassion in clinical care.

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Simone Stenekes works for the Palliative Care Program of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority as a Clinical Nurse Specialist. In this role she focuses on caring for children and youth with advanced illness.

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Jill Taylor-Brown retired from her position as the Director of Patient and Family Support Services at CancerCare Manitoba in 2015. Jill has been working with those diagnosed with cancer and their families for over 35 years.

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Andrea Warnick is a nurse, educator, and grief counsellor who specializes in helping families, professionals, volunteers, and communities prepare children for a death and supporting them in their grief.

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Dr. Cornie Woelk is an award-winning rural family practice physician, with more than 20 years of experience in rural palliative and cancer care, and with regional, provincial and national medical organizations. He holds a teaching position at the University of Manitoba medical school, and is a Pallium Educator. Dr. Woelk helps develop information for Virtual Hospice and answers questions at Ask a Professional.
 

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