In this webinar, Dr. Peter Lawlor and Dr. Shirley Bush cover delirium research, its origins in palliative care, and the future of their delirium program of research. Together, they will touch on their research and clinical experience with medication studies conducted in the prevention and management of delirium and the development and implementation of delirium management guidelines at Bruyère.
About the presenters:
Dr. Peter Lawlor is an attending physician on the Palliative Care Unit at Bruyère. He is a Professor in the Division of Palliative Care and Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa. He is a Senior Investigator at the Bruyère Research Institute and a Clinical Investigator at the Ottawa Hospital research Institute. He held a Visiting Professor/Chair position in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon, Portugal from 2012-2015. His research interests include cancer pain assessment and classification, and cognitive dysfunction, particularly delirium in palliative care.
Dr. Shirley Bush is an attending physician on the Palliative Care Unit at Bruyère. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine (Division of Palliative Care), University of Ottawa. She is an Investigator at the Bruyère Research Institute and a Clinician Investigator at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. Her research interests include delirium management and guidelines, and the experiential impact of delirium on patients and their families. She was the invited project lead and first author for the 2018 European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Delirium Clinical Practice Guideline.