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Self-care: how good are we at actually doing it?

Palliative care appears to be an area of practice where providers are particularly vulnerable to caregiver fatigue. This is likely…

A Decision…

Suicide was a criminal offence in Canada until 1974. In that year, however, the government of Prime Minister Trudeau amended…

My Experience: What is a Palliative Approach to Care?

Let’s be honest: the words “palliative care” can evoke fear for patients and family members. I fully understand the definition…

Pallium Canada and the Ontario Auditor General’s 2014 Annual Report

Pallium Canada acknowledges the findings of the Ontario Auditor General in the 2014 Annual Report, which highlights the lack of…

The Words We Use

Supportive Care…Supportive Oncology…The Comfort Team…The Butterfly Team (as may be heard in pediatrics)… Why is there so much resistance to…

Ontario Auditor General’s report calls for provincial palliative care strategy

Bonnie Lysyk, Ontario’s Auditor General, released her 2014 annual report on December 9, in which she references access to the…

Choosing Wisely Canada

More is not always better. Choosing Wisely Canada / Choisir Avec Soin is a recently launched campaign created through the…

Palliative Care & Advanced Non-Malignant Disease

The Hospice Palliative Care movement developed primarily out of a demand for services to cancer patients at the end-of-life. This…

“The Tragedy of Old Age”

It is sometimes easy to forget that palliative care is a relatively new specialty. It is quite amazing to consider…

Busting the Myths – National Hospice Palliative Care Week

May 4-10 is National Hospice Palliative Care Week, and this year’s theme is “Busting the Myths about Palliative Care.” Why…