Palliative Care in the News: February 2024

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Quebec grants $1.2 million to Nova Soins à domicile, an organization that offers palliative care at home to the people of Montreal. 

The City of Hamilton, Ontario is working to open its first children’s hospice by 2026.  

The office of the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Montreal has filed a legal challenge against Quebec’s end-of-life legislation, arguing it violates religious freedom.  

Hospice Huronia, serving North Simcoe since 1993, are debunking misconceptions about hospice care by emphasizing Advance Care Planning and empowering individuals in their end-of-life decisions.  

The annual Chocolate Express fundraiser to benefit ARCH Hospice in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario encourages people to get out into the bush to snowshoe and cross-country ski while satisfying their sweet tooth. 

Cat Janice is giving her seven-year-old son a gift to remember her by — a final song. After a 2-year journey with cancer documented on social media, the 31-year-old singer announced on January 15th that she is now on hospice. Despite this daunting news, Janice released “Dance You Outta My Head,” a disco-pop song, on Jan. 19. The track charted on iTunes at No. 7 worldwide days later, and garnered half a million streams on Spotify.

According to a study by Ottawa researchers published by Canadian Medical Association Journal, only half of dying people living in the community received palliative care in the last three months of life.

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