Palliative Care

Reinventing palliative care for patients with dementia
Reinventing palliative care for patients with dementia

Unfortunately, certain diseases make it difficult for health professionals to deliver care in optimal ways. Those diagnosed with dementia have trouble thinking clearly and putting their thoughts together.  They tend to have trouble remembering past events clearly and may find themselves ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Improving and integrating palliative care
Improving and integrating palliative care

Lise and Dr. Frances Kilbertus worked together to ensure her husband’s wish of dying at home could be granted. Lise didn’t know she had it in her. She didn’t know she had the skills and the strength to grant her ...


Better communication leads to better palliative care
Better communication leads to better palliative care

Huddles are about improving communication among the health care team members. Perhaps more than most other areas of healthcare, palliative care depends on close, timely communications between all medical professionals and caregivers to provide clients with optimal care. In a ...

Posted: April 2, 2014|Palliative Care, Patient Care|0 comments

RVH’s Cancer and Palliative Care Unit…
RVH’s Cancer and Palliative Care Unit…

Mark Johnston hugged his wife Sheri Lynn, for the last time. She was unaware of the embrace. She was already gone. In the early hours of August 31st Sheri Lynn, 41, took her last breath and succumbed to the disease she ...

Posted: April 23, 2013|Palliative Care|0 comments

Creating Comfort When There is No Cure
Creating Comfort When There is No Cure

: Mount Sinai’s Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care Director Dr. Russell Goldman and Counsellor Andrea Warnick review some of their cases. It takes a different approach to medicine to treat patients who are living out their final months, weeks ...

Posted: April 9, 2013|Palliative Care|0 comments

Keeping you in control of your health-care choices Mississauga Halton CCAC End-of-life health and support services
Keeping you in control of your health-care choices
Mississauga Halton CCAC End-of-life health and
support services

Marlene Grzesiak (left) and Judy Chapman. Our palliative case managers are experts who help you live as pain and symptom-free as possible and to support your wish to die in your place of choice, whether it is at home, ...

Posted: April 9, 2013|Palliative Care|0 comments

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