Palliative Care in the News – June 2023

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Although initially fearful and uncomfortable about her mother moving from hospital to palliative care, the wonderful, compassionate care provided to Tina Thompson and her mother at Hospice at Glengarda in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan inspired her to raise awareness of end-of-life care options amidst a rise in MAiD (Medical Assistance in Dying) requests across Canada.

Health Minister and Deputy Premier Sylvia Jones recently announced that hospices across Ontario will be receiving more than $147 million in funding over three years from the provincial government.

Canuck Place Children’s Hospice helped Sharon Bulger’s son Zach learn to cope and communicate difficult feelings using play therapy after the death of his older brother who suffered from brain cancer.

The Colchester East Hants Hospice Society in Truro, Nova Scotia is organizing two free “grief camps” for children of who have experienced the loss of a loved one this summer.

A London, Ontario man was recently arrested after gaining access and taking a selfie inside the room of a palliative care patient at Hotel-Dieu Grave Healthcare – the father of a person he had been arguing with online.

Dr. Alyssa Boyd, medical director for Hospice Georgian Triangle in Collingwood, Ontario honoured with the Dr. S. Lawrence Librach Award for Palliative Medicine in the Community at the recent Hospice Palliative Care Ontario conference in Toronto.

A play debuting at the Stratford Festival in Stratford, Ontario explores the effects of Diana, Princess of Wales’ visit to Canada’s first free-standing AIDS hospice in 1991.

Cache the Great Dane helped a palliative patient in St. Albert, Alberta relive fond memories of his own dog, Lord, from decades earlier.

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