Improving Vaccine Rates through Supportive Discussions and Effective Practices to Reduce Pain and Fear

Last modified by Logan Green on 2021/04/06 20:53

Could concerns about pain or fear of needles contribute to COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy? Tune in to the webinar to hear results of a national survey conducted by Solutions for Kids in Pain (SKIP) and Healthcare Excellence Canada (HEC).
*Simultaneous translation in French will be offered for this webinar!*

Proposed Learning Objectives:
1. Identify contributors to COVID 19 vaccine hesitancy including needle fears, pain, and other factors (safety and effectiveness).

2. Share and discuss example effective practices and resources that can reduce vaccine hesitancy / improve vaccine confidence – related to needle fears, pain, and other factors.

3. Discuss the importance of language and supportive discussions to support vaccine confidence.

  • Dr. Katie Birnie: Assistant Scientific Director, Solutions for Kids in Pain (SKIP), Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative & Pain Medicine, University of Calgary
    is a Clinical Psychologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative, and Pain Medicine at the University of Calgary where she leads the Partnering For Pain patient-oriented research program. She is Assistant Scientific Director of Solutions for Kids in Pain (SKIP), a national knowledge mobilization network working to improve children’s pain through coordination and collaboration. Dr. Birnie also provides clinical care to youth living with pain and their families at Alberta Children’s Hospital.

  • Dr. Meghan McMurtry: Associate Professor in Psychology - University of Guelph, Director of Pediatric Pain, Health, and Communication Lab & Clinical and Health Psychologist with Pediatric Chronic Pain Program at McMaster Children’s Hospital

  • Andrea Gartley: Manager, Immunization Promotion and Education, Public Health Agency of Canada
    Andrea Gartley is a Registered Nurse and has been practicing in the fields of public health, community health and travel health for over 15 years. She is currently Acting Manager of Immunization Promotion and Education, at the Public Health Agency of Canada.

  • Dr. Cora Constantinecu: Pediatric Infectious Disease, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Calgary
    Dr. Cora Constantinescu practices pediatric infectious disease in Calgary AB. From seeing vaccine hesitant patients in clinic, to her academic pursuits in vaccine acceptance and surveillance, she has a strong passion for vaccine research and promotion. She holds a medical educator appointment with the University of Calgary specializing in developing curricula and education programs rooted in psychosocial determinants of behavior change. She co-leads the 19tozero HCW education team and continues to be a vaccine advocate at the local and national levels. 

Created by Logan Green on 2021/03/10 17:19