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Creating Comfort When There is No Cure

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Keeping you in control of your health-care choices Mississauga Halton CCAC...

You have control over your health care choices. Why should that change at the end of your life? While 75 per cent of Canadians...

Baycrest’s mobile tablet app enables palliative patients to report symptoms directly...

Baycrest Health Sciences has developed a mobile tablet app that allows palliative patients to report their discomfort symptoms, such as pain, nausea, drowsiness, anxiety...

Palliative Care Unit volunteers play vital role in delivering quality care

As a Palliative Care Unit volunteer at St. Michael’s Hospital, Rhea Kinghorn tries to make her visits with patients as meaningful as possible, by...

Palliative care: An important end of life alternative

The World Health Organization defines palliative care as “...an approach which improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing life-threatening illness,...

Supporting palliative care patients with a team approach

St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Toronto is not designated as a palliative care facility, but we provide quality treatment and compassionate support for palliative patients...

Finding peace in troubling times

Lise Johnson lies comfortably in her hospital bed, gazing toward the big, bright window in her room. “I feel such a feeling of peace,” she...

Making moments matter: End of life care

Wendy’s 42nd birthday fell on a bright, warm Monday. That September afternoon, Wendy Almeida breathed her last breath, succumbing to her long battle with...

Nurse Practitioners provide end-of-life care at the bedside

Roland Munro was dying. High-risk surgery that resulted from a sudden fall and post-operative complications left the active, 87-year-old musician in unbearable pain and...

Just hold my hand: The gift volunteers give to patients

Volunteers give freely of their time and expertise to enhance patients’ lives. But last year the need surfaced at St. Joseph’s Health Care London...

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