As a part of Palliative Care Week, the palliative care association has been raising awareness about preparing for death.
Executive Director of the Hospice of Windsor and Essex County, Carol Derbyshire, says many Canadians are still afraid to discuss the topic of death.
She says Hospice is
“We are not just caring for a patient or a person,” says Derbyshire. “It is everyone who is important to them in their lives. If you have someone at home who is sick, that impacts everything that you are doing.”
She says families who have not discussed what to do when a loved one passes away often face more stress
“Often times, when families are pushed into making these decisions, they
She says planning for death is still
“We all need to start looking at what our wishes are if something happens to us,” says Derbyshire. “What are the things that we want and do not want? Because it helps our families and those people who love us to know what we want and they will make sure our wishes are carried out.”
Derbyshire says Hospice is open to anyone who is seeking help with palliative care, planning for life closure or trying to cope with grief during a loved one’s illness.
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