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Mr Mike Bennett

[Mr Michael Bennett]

Other Faculty, Social Work
Last Updated: April 14, 2021
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Research Interests

Research Interests
Lived experience of tension
Live music performance in hospice-based settings
Sex and intimacy at end-of-life
Bucket lists
Psilocybin and existential distress


Research Keywords

Research Keywords
Hospice; Palliative Care; Death; Sex; Intimacy; Tension

Teaching Interests

Teaching Interests
Direct Practice
Epistemology
Death and dying
Social policy
Social justice and anti-oppressive practice


Biography

Biography

Mike has spent the majority of his career as a clinical social worker at a community-based hospice in Windsor, Ontario, Canada providing hospice palliative care.

Mike has become a regional leader in palliative care education, and has been invited to speak at several conferences locally, regionally, provincially, and internationally. In April 2016, Mike proudly accepted Cancer Care Ontario’s Human Touch Award for his exemplary clinical practice in palliative care. In January 2018, he was appointed to Cancer Care Ontario’s Board of Directors and has also served as a palliative care consultant for the Ontario Association of Social Workers and the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario. In March 2018, he was awarded a Top 40 Under 40 Award by Leadership Windsor-Essex for his work in co-founding Oneday Dreams, a national charity that fulfills dreams for Canadians in their last year of life. In 2019, he received the Ontario Association of Social Workers' Inspirational Leader Award. Mike is completing his PhD at the University of Windsor and has experience in program evaluation in public health, facilitating interviews and focus groups to collect qualitative data, and transcribing and analyzing qualitative responses.

Licensure and Certifications

Licensure and Certifications

    • 2012 Registered Social Worker, Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers

Appointments

Appointments

    • 2018 to 2021 Adjunct Professor
      School of Social Work, University of Windsor (Windsor, Canada)
    • 2012 to 2021 Clinical Social Worker
      Patient and Family Services, The Hospice of Windsor & Essex County, Inc. (Windsor, Canada)
    • 2007 to 2011 Program Evaluation Specialist
      Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (Windsor, Canada)

Memberships

    • 2017 to Present Ontario Association of Social Workers

Awards and Honors

    •  2019 Inspirational Leader Award sponsored by Ontario Association of Social Workers
    •  2018 Top 40 Under 40 sponsored by United Way - Leadership Windsor-Essex
    •  2016 Human Touch Aware sponsored by Cancer Care Ontario

News Articles

News Articles

Publications

Presentations

    • February  2021
      Bennett, Michael (Presenter), "Let’s talk about sex: Addressing sex and intimacy with people receiving palliative care", Windsor, Ontario, Canada. (February , 2021).
    • August  2019
      Bennett, Michael (Presenter), "Leaving a legacy", CommUnity Partnership Windsor Essex, Windsor, Ontario, Canada. (August , 2019).
    • November  2018
      Bennett, Michael, " Jamming for wellness: Qualitative exploration of music performance in a hospice setting", Council on Social Work Education, Orlando, Florida. (November , 2018).
    • November  2018
      Bennett, Michael, "The name in front of the letters: Working with ourselves in palliative care", Ontario Association of Social Workers, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (November , 2018).
    • October  2018
      Bennett, Michael (Presenter), "Coping strategies: Changing the way you feel by changing the way you think", The Hospice of Windsor & Essex County, Inc., Windsor, Ontario, Canada. (October , 2018).
    • October  2018
      Bennett, Michael, "Life, living, and legacy: Thinking differently about how we approach end-of-life care", McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (October , 2018).
    • March  2018
      Bennett, Michael (Presenter), "Coping with cancer: Changing the way you feel by changing the way you think", Wellspring, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (March , 2018).
    • October  2017
      Bennett, Michael (Presenter), "Thinking about Thinking: Working with Ourselves in Palliative Care", St. Joseph’s Hospice and Bluewater Health Hospital, Grand Bend, Ontario, Canada. (October , 2017).
    • May  2017
      Bennett, Michael (Presenter), "Living moments and legacy: Thinking differently about clinical social work at end of-life", Ontario Association of Social Workers, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. (May , 2017).
    • December  2016
      Bennett, Michael (Presenter), "The Name in front of the letters: Self-care for palliative care workers", St. Joseph’s Hospice and Bluewater Health Hospital, Grand Bend, Ontario, Canada. (December , 2016).
    • November  2016
      Bennett, Michael, "Living moments and legacy: Thinking differently about clinical social work at end-of-life", Ontario Association of Social Workers, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (November , 2016).
    • September  2016
      Bennett, Michael (Presenter), "Coping with cancer: Changing the way you feel by changing the way you think.", Wellspring, Oakville, Ontario, Canada. (September , 2016).
    • June  2016
      Bennett, Michael (Author & Presenter), Sattler, Deborah (Author & Presenter), "Windsor-Essex Compassionate Community (WECC) movement", The Hospice of Windsor & Essex County, Inc., Windsor, Ontario, Canada. (June , 2016).
    • May  2016
      Bennett, Michael (Author & Presenter), "Living moments and legacy", Healthcare Conferences Canada, Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (May , 2016).
    • April  2016
      Bennett, Michael (Presenter), "Compassionate community care in Windsor-Essex County", University of Windsor, School of Social Work, Windsor, Ontario, Canada. (April , 2016).
    • April  2016
      Bennett, Michael (Author & Presenter), "Living moments and legacy", Hospice Palliative Care Ontario, Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada. (April , 2016).
    • April  2016
      Bennett, Michael (Author & Presenter), Sattler, Deborah (Author & Presenter), "Windsor-Essex Compassionate Community (WECC) movement", Hospice Palliative Care Ontario, Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada. (April , 2016).
    • January  2016
      Bennett, Michael (Author & Presenter), "End-of-life care in chronic respiratory disease through a motivational interviewing lens", Ontario Lung Association, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (January , 2016).
    • November  2015
      Bennett, Michael (Presenter), "Coping with chronic illness: Changing the way you feel by changing the way you think", Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency Canada, Inc, Windsor, Ontario, Canada. (November , 2015).
    • November  2015
      Bennett, Michael (Panelist), Cargill, Darren (Panelist), Mastin, James (Panelist), "Living with advanced COPD", Ontario Lung Association, Windsor, Ontario, Canada. (November , 2015).
    • October  2015
      Bennett, Michael (Author & Presenter), "Living moments and legacy", Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (October , 2015).
    • June  2015
      Bennett, Michael (Presenter), Calderwood, Kimberly (Author & Presenter), "Preparing families for a continuing bond", The Hospice of Windsor & Essex County, Inc., Windsor, Ontario, Canada. (June , 2015).
    • March  2015
      Bennett, Michael (Presenter), "Coping strategies: Living with a chronic illness", Ontario Lung Association, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (March , 2015).

Courses

      • SOCW 5311-004 ADVANCED MICRO PRACTICE
        (Course Id: 109036)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2021
      • SOCW 5353-003 SOCIAL POL AND MENTAL HEALTH
        (Course Id: 109030)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2021
      • SOCW 5353-004 SOCIAL POL AND MENTAL HEALTH
        (Course Id: 109030)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2021
      • SOCW 5353-005 SOCIAL POL AND MENTAL HEALTH
        (Course Id: 109030)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2021
      • SOCW 5316-001 STRESS, CRISIS, AND COPING
        (Course Id: 109072)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2021
      • SOCW 5311-002 ADVANCED MICRO PRACTICE
        (Course Id: 109036)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5311-003 ADVANCED MICRO PRACTICE
        (Course Id: 109036)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5311-005 ADVANCED MICRO PRACTICE
        (Course Id: 109036)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5353-002 SOCIAL POL AND MENTAL HEALTH
        (Course Id: 109030)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5353-004 SOCIAL POL AND MENTAL HEALTH
        (Course Id: 109030)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5311-022 ADVANCED MICRO PRACTICE
        (Course Id: 109036)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5311-027 ADVANCED MICRO PRACTICE
        (Course Id: 109036)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • SOCW 5311-033 ADVANCED MICRO PRACTICE
        (Course Id: 109036)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5311-034 ADVANCED MICRO PRACTICE
        (Course Id: 109036)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5311-038 ADVANCED MICRO PRACTICE
        (Course Id: 109036)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • SOCW 5353-002 SOCIAL POL AND MENTAL HEALTH
        (Course Id: 109030)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5353-004 SOCIAL POL AND MENTAL HEALTH
        (Course Id: 109030)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5353-008 SOCIAL POL AND MENTAL HEALTH
        (Course Id: 109030)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5311-001 ADVANCED MICRO PRACTICE
        (Course Id: 109036)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5311-005 ADVANCED MICRO PRACTICE
        (Course Id: 109036)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5311-006 ADVANCED MICRO PRACTICE
        (Course Id: 109036)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • SOCW 5315-012 BRAIN AND BEHAVIOR
        (Course Id: 111785)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5315-014 BRAIN AND BEHAVIOR
        (Course Id: 111785)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • SOCW 5315-018 BRAIN AND BEHAVIOR
        (Course Id: 111785)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • SOCW 5315-021 BRAIN AND BEHAVIOR
        (Course Id: 111785)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • SOCW 5315-022 BRAIN AND BEHAVIOR
        (Course Id: 111785)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020

Service to the University

    • Feb 2021 to  Present Faculty Liaison
      Professional Standards Committee
      Liaise with committee and student to support student success.

Service to the Profession

    • Nov 2020 to  Present
      Reviewer, Journal Article (Windsor, Ontario, Canada)
      Critical Social Work
    • Sept 2020 to  Present
      Committee Member (Windsor, Ontario, Canada)
      Palliative Care Grand Rounds Steering Committee

Service to the Community

Service to the Community

    • 2017 to  Present
      Executive Director (Windsor, Ontario, Canada)
      Oneday Dreams
      Co-founder and co-director for Oneday Dreams, a national charity in Canada that fulfills dreams for Canadian adults in their last year of life.