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Poison from puffer fish may prove to be new painkiller for palliative patients

Cancer patients may soon have a new drug to help control their pain. The Capital Health region is participating in a national study researching...

Assessing pain in geriatric patients – a considerable challenge

Assessing the experience of pain in an elderly patient poses a considerable challenge to doctors and nurses. Geriatric patients often present with complex and...

Hospice Volunteers – why bother?

"I don't have time to organize hospice volunteers for this patient. Besides, don't they just sit and make tea?" Making tea is not such a...

The Privilege and Proficiency of Palliative Home Care

Over 80 per cent of Canadians say they would prefer to die at home, given the choice, yet only 5-10 per cent of Canadians...

Pain – A Common Thread

Ten teams from programs and directorates throughout Sunnybrook & Women's have been participating in the Pain Management Collaborative, a hospital-wide initiative to improve pain...

ore Than One in Four Canadians Suffers With Chronic Pain Prevalence, Impact and Treatment

Chronic pain is defined as continuous or intermittent pain lasting for a period of at least six months. While chronic pain is not limited...

Hush Little Baby

Why do babies cry? Are they hungry, cranky, tired, or could it be they're in pain? It's a tough call - not...

PCEA – Putting Patients in Control

Sara Muir is in the last stages of her labour, and yet she looks calm and comfortable. One wouldn't really know she's on the verge...

Why Immune Support?

The immune system is a complex integration of intimately working parts that are constantly responding to stimuli. Close association between psychological, neurological, nutritional,...

Hospice palliative care centre comes to New Brunswick

Hospice Saint John and Sussex and the Atlantic Health Sciences Corporation have forged a partnership that will make a difference in palliative care in...

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