Diane Holmlund

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UsernameDiane Holmlund
OrganizationScarborough Centre for Healthy Communities/Hospice and Palliative Program
Contact first nameDiane
Contact surnameHolmlund
Address2660 Eglinton Ave E
Address Line 2Hospice and Palliative Program
Postal CodeM1H 2A4
Telephone number416-642-9445, ext 4438
Email Addressdholmlund@schcontario.ca
Website urlhttps://www.schcontario.ca/psychosocial-spiritual-care-program.html


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TitleHospice Psychosocial Spiritual Care Coordinator
BioWe all bring our lived experiences into our caregiving. Additionally for me, after training and working in hospital spiritual care in Ontario and the U.S, I now serve the diverse and dense urban community of Scarborough, Ontario, in community hospice end of life care. I provide resourcing and coordinated support for emotional, social, cultural, spiritual or religious needs during illness and dying. To do this best I am bridge-building between healthcare professionals, volunteers, and deathcare providers. I will connect with anyone wishing to join in creating human-centred practices, old and new, for the dying and their communities.
OfferingsResourcing of cultural/spiritual leaders and deathcare providers on request Consultation and education for multi-faith, multi-cultural and expressive arts support in dying Bridging diverse groups for supporting individual and family needs in home or institutional dying Bedside singing, arts and prayer for accompaniment in legacy work, vigiling, or memorial design
Experience/CompetencyExperienced in personal and community support for home dying Ten years clinical hospital and palliative work in spiritual care Experienced in memorial design and officiating Provision of bedside singing and end of life choir formation Contemplative prayer and Mindfulness practitioner and guide
Coverage Area(s)Scarborough, Ontario
AffiliationsCollege of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, registered psychotherapist Canadian Association for Spiritual Care, associate member Community of practice, Central East LHIN supportive life counsellors Glorious Deaths, Ontario Community of Practice, Toronto