Food for Thought: The Faculty of Nursing Breakfast Series is made up of four annual lectures, meant to inform the community about innovations in nursing research and nursing knowledge around a variety of topics. Everyone is welcome to come for breakfast and enjoy an informative talk, followed by a Q & A.
Amica at Aspen Woods is the presenting sponsor.
On Aug 24, Kimberly Shapkin, RN, NP, GNC(c), instructor, Faculty of Nursing will speak on Creating Dementia-Friendly Communities: Sharing Current Initiatives.
Kimberly Shapkin has been a registered nurse for more than 20 years with the last decade as a Nurse Practitioner (NP). She initially worked as a critical care nurse and nurse practitioner before focusing her NP practice in the area of seniors’ health and palliative care. Her scholarship interests include expanding NP practice in the areas of palliative care and symptom management with seniors.
She taught at Douglas College in New Westminster before spending time in Kansas City where she worked on the No One Dies Alone initiative, a program that trains volunteers to be with patients in their final days.
In addition to her new role teaching in the NP program, Shapkin is a member of the seniors health team at AHS, specifically Integrated Supportive and Facilitated Living where she focuses on palliative and end-of-life care.
For more information on the Breakfast Series and to RSVP online, visit nursing.ucalgary.ca/breakfast-series.