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A new approach to palliative care in the community
A new approach to palliative care in the community

A palliative patient at home. Most Canadians indicate that, if given the choice, they would choose to die at home with loved ones, yet almost 70 per cent of deaths occur in hospital. As well, there is an ongoing need ...


Providing equitable palliative care to diverse communities
Providing equitable palliative care to
diverse communities

Dr. Naheed Dosani is part of William Osler Health System’s palliative care team, which provides individualized end-of-life care to a growing and diverse population. Conversations about end-of-life care for a loved one are never easy to have, regardless of how ...

Posted: May 12, 2015|Palliative Care, Patient Care|0 comments

Putting patients at the heart of end-of-life care
Putting patients at the heart of end-of-life care

(L to R) Sonny Kisch, Bonnie Catlin and Dr. Sean Virani. New patient resources and clinical practice tools around end-of-life planning and care are helping empower heart failure patients in BC. The first of their kind in Canada in terms of ...


Mount Sinai’s journey to Magnet status
Mount Sinai’s journey to Magnet status

Mary Agnes Beduz announcing Mount Sinai's Magnet recognition. On the morning of January 14, 2015, Mount Sinai staff from across the organization crowded into the auditorium to learn and celebrate some thrilling news: Mount Sinai was the first hospital in ...


The assisted dying debate: Understanding the Supreme Court ruling
The assisted dying debate: Understanding the Supreme
Court ruling

For the first time in his life, Dr. Donald Low was wrong.  The renowned Toronto Microbiologist who passed away from a brain tumour in 2013, thought physician assisted dying would take years to become legal in Canada.  He shared that ...


A lifetime commitment to caring
A lifetime commitment to caring

Humber River Volunteer, Erane Bocking (centre) celebrates with team members in the HRH Emergency Department after winning the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award for almost 50 years of service at the hospital. Erane Bocking is caring with extraordinary kindness at ...

Posted: April 29, 2015|Featured, Patient Care|0 comments

The kids are alright: The role of youth volunteers at Interior Health
The kids are alright: The role of youth volunteers at
Interior Health

Jillian Willis and Robyn MacDonald help with paperwork on a medical unit. At facilities throughout Interior Health, young volunteers provide services to enhance the comfort of patients and residents. In Kelowna, for example, about 100 young volunteers, or Candy Stripers ...

Posted: April 24, 2015|Featured, Patient Care|0 comments

This volunteer could be your next family doctor
This volunteer could be your next family doctor

Gang Zhou is a volunteer at Lakeridge Health and hopes to become a doctor. Gang Zhou dreamed of becoming a doctor, but he didn’t know where to start. It was 2013 and Gang had just moved to Canada. It was a ...

Posted: April 14, 2015|Patient Care|0 comments

Palliative care volunteers have profound impact on patients
Palliative care volunteers have profound impact
on patients

Beth Greenblatt (left) and Dinie Vanderwerf are volunteers at Southlake Regional Health Centre. Everyone remembers that one special comforting toy or blanket they had as a child.  How a hug could make almost any sadness or fear disappear.  At Southlake ...


New partnership improves access to patient care
New partnership improves access to patient care

Communities across Ontario are seeing a shift in demographics. Populations are growing and aging. As a result of this new reality, hospitals are serving an increased number of seniors, patients who often have multiple chronic conditions and visit the hospital ...

Posted: March 23, 2015|Health Care Policy, Patient Care|0 comments

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