Uncategorized

September 20, 2013

World Hospice and Palliative Care Day Special Lecture

World Hospice and Palliative Care Day Special Lecture Thursday, October 24, 2013 Noon to 1:30 PM The National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly’s (NICE) […]
April 16, 2014

Advance Care Planning – It’s Never too Early to Prepare

It is something none of us like to imagine – one day waking up (or maybe not waking up) in a hospital bed and not having […]
April 27, 2014

Creating Space

“Digital storytelling,” “the yellow brick road of medical education,” and “psychiatry as the most invasive medical discipline”…… None of these are phrases or statements that would […]
May 7, 2014

Aboriginal Symposium – An Essential Learning Experience

(May 1, 2014 – Manitoulin, ON) Last Thursday a diverse group gathered at the Manitoulin Hotel and Conference Center to engage and share ideas on palliative […]
May 8, 2014

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 is such a focus necessary, you […]
June 23, 2014

“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 how far we have come in […]
August 19, 2014

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 remains a pattern which influences the […]
November 28, 2014

Choosing Wisely Canada

More is not always better. Choosing Wisely Canada / Choisir Avec Soin is a recently launched campaign created through the association of several professional associations including […]
December 16, 2014

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 province’s palliative resources and highlights areas […]