Keynotes & Speaking Engagements

“I learned more in one hour from Kath’s presentation than I did from three full courses that I have taken on this subject!”
PSNO Conference Attendee


 “Listening and learning from you and your vast knowledge in palliative care and working with the dying was most valuable. Your passion is supported by your writings in this workbook and your desire to impart that knowledge to health care providers is contagious. You were the spark for me confirming my passion for the art of palliative care. Thank you Kath for this day where the depth of your knowledge was like the water that quenches my thirst.”
Heather G., Care Coordinator

Kath Murray, RN, BSN, CHPCN(C), FT, is passionate about education that
increases the capacity of the individual, and community, to provide excellent care for the dying and the bereaved. Kath is an impactful keynote speaker, consultant and workshop presenter, and an accomplished author of hospice and palliative care education books.

Kath Murray - hospice palliative care speaker

List of Topics

  • Unprecedented! We Have Never Died Like This
  • Celebrating the Hearts and Hands of Personal Support Workers
  • The Role of the Personal Support Workers
  • Integrating a Palliative Approach
  • Respect the Individual and Individualize The Care
  • Team Communication: Listening and Being Heard
  • Enhancing Physical Comfort: The Role of the Front Line Caregiver
  • Comfort Basket – What’s in yours?
  • Dyspnea – Difficult breathing
  • Decreased Appetite and Involuntary Weight Loss(other topics available)

Past Speaking Engagements Include:

  • Alzheimer’s Society of Canada
  • Baycrest
  • Canadian Association of Practical Nurse Educators (CAPNE)
  • College of License Practical Nurses of British Columbia (CLPNBC)
  • First Nations Health Authority (BC) – First Nations Inuit Health Branch
  • Home Support Summit – “Celebrating Hearts and Hands of Health Care Workers: Reflections and Learning in Hospice Palliative Care” Keynote address
  • Manitoba Alzheimer’s Association
  • NACC
  • National Bank Financial
  • Niagara Community College Faculty of Nursing
  • NORQUEST Health Care Assistants Conference
  • Personal Support Network of Ontario Annual Conference
  • Prince Edward Island Hospice Palliative Care Association

Workshop Presenter:

  • BC Health Authorities including: Island Health (Vancouver Island), Fraser Health, Northern Health, Interior Health
  • BC Home Support Summit
  • British Columbia Hospice Palliative Care Association
  • Broadmead Care Society
  • Canadian Dementia Resource and Knowledge Exchange (webinar presentation)
  • Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association
  • Continuing Care Educators Conference
  • Continuing Education School Board Administrators Conference
  • Hospice Palliative Care Ontario
  • Manitoba Hospice Palliative Care Association
  • ProResp

Consultancy with a variety of hospices, colleges and provincial health authorities

Affiliations / Memberships

• Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association
• Nurses Group (CHPCA)
• Association of Death Education and Counseling
• BC Hospice Palliative Care Association
• BC Career College Association


• iPanel: Integrating an educational approach in palliative care. Link to video replay on Youtube; Link to description and slides.

For more information on workshops, keynotes, consultancy or speaking engagements

Contact Kath Murray