Dawn Chaitram
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Adjunct Faculty, Counselling

Sociology/Psychology, University of Manitoba, 1992
B.S.W., University of Manitoba, 1995
M.A. Counselling, Providence Theological Seminary, 2009

Contact Information

Professional Experience

Clinical Social Worker Deer Lodge Centre
Educator Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA)
Practicum Instructor Faculty of Social Work, University of Manitoba
Instructor Red River Community College, Applied Counselling Skills Program
Social Work Manager Lions Manor Portage La Prairie Manitoba
Counsellor Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba

Professional Associations

Manitoba Association of Social Workers
Manitoba Institute of Registered Social Workers

Research and Publications

2006: Co-wrote with Svjetlana Elez “Cross-Cultural Competency in Health Care”. Manitoba Association of Social Workers Newsletter, Fall, 2006.

2002: Co-wrote with Dr. Peter Warren, “The Final Illness: Palliative Care in Terminal COPD” in The Comprehensive Management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. BC Decker Inc.

Presentations Delivered

“Cross-Cultural Practice in Palliative Care” presented at Manitoba Hospice and Palliative Care

“Cross-Cultural Competency in Health Care” presented at the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority Emergency Services Department

“Social Work Practice in Health Care” presented at the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Social Work

“Cross-Cultural Social Work Practice in Health Care” presented at the Manitoba Association of Personal Care Home Social Workers Annual Workshop

 “Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Borderline Personality Disorder” presented at Deer Lodge Centre Respiratory Chronic Care

“Cross-Cultural Competency in Chronic Care” presented at the Annual Respiratory Health Professionals Conference

“Cross-Cultural Competency in Health Care” presented at Health Sciences Centre Grand Rounds, Misericordia Health Centre, and Grace Hospice

“Working with Family Members of Dying Individuals” presented to the Volunteer Services Department and Allied Health Staff at Deer Lodge Centre

“Autonomy and Ethical Decision Making in End of Life Care” presented with Joanna Knowlton (Public Trustee’s Office), and Dr. D. Strang at Deer Lodge Centre’s Ethics Workshop

“The Prevalence of Alzheimer’s Disease across Cultures” presented at the Alzheimer’s disease Annual Conference

“Family Centered Care” presented at the No One Dies Alone Training Program, Deer Lodge Centre

“Cross-Cultural Considerations in Health Care” presented at Irene Baron Care Centre, Hope Centre, and Nova Vista Personal Care Home

“Spirituality and Culture” presented to the St. James Ministerial Association

“Interdisciplinary Team Work and Respiratory Chronic Care” presented with Dr. Peter Warren, at the Respiratory Professionals Annual Conference

“Working with Diverse Populations” presented at the Immigrant Women’s Association, Adult Literacy Group

“Working with Individuals and Challenging Behaviors” presented at Deer Lodge Centre Elder Friendly Education Series

Honors and Awards

Scholarship Award for the Highest Academic Achievement, Masters of Arts Program, Providence Theological Seminary
Scholarship Award for the Highest Academic Achievement in the Human Behavior Category, Faculty of Social Work, University of Manitoba
Deans Honor List, Faculty of Social Work and Faculty of Arts, University of Manitoba


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