Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Posts Tagged ‘hospice palliative care week’

My last post – a death in the family – has had an amazing ride over the past five days! After I posted it on Facebook, I tried to “boost” it to reach more people and for some bizarre reason, FB deemed it to be unsuitable, objectionable content – they refused the ad and removed the message from Facebook! Magically, it reappeared a day later (perhaps because I appealed, though I doubt it!) And since then, an amazing number of people have read the post about my aunt’s last days. I am enormously gratified by the response and so glad my story reached so many people. Thanks to all of you!

It’s been a busy week, because this is National Hospice Palliative Care week. I participated on a webinar for the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association on living well, right to the end. Here’s the link to the show (I’m the first speaker, right after the introduction). I hope you enjoy it!

Advertisements

Read Full Post »

It’s been a busy week for me as we head into National Hospice Palliative Care week. On Wednesday I was interviewed by CBC Winnipeg. The show was a prelude to a forum on assisted suicide, and the producer asked me to provide a broader context for the debate. It was a great chance for me to talk about the importance of widespread discussions about death and dying. As readers here will know, I am passionate about the need to challenge the myths around death and dying in order to enable people to make informed choices about how they want to die. In addition, we need real options for people – and that means a national end of life/palliative care strategy and real funding to support hospice care, home support, pain and symptom management teams, and the availability of the necessary medications.

Here’s the link to my piece – it’s missing the introduction to the story so it’s a bit abrupt at the beginning.

I’d love to hear what you think – and how you folks are spreading the word about hospice care this week!

 

Read Full Post »

volunteerplaintalk

where volunteer managers talk

Unwind.com

Ellen Symons

Last Comforts

Notes from the Forefront of Late-Life Care

offbeatcompassion

Offbeat stories and essays about what people facing loss ponder, value, and believe.

Your Own Good Death

life matters- talk about death

Jane Eaton Hamilton

"We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. We must always take sides. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented." -- Elie Wiesel

Ottawa Citizen

Ottawa Latest News, Breaking Headlines & Sports

BIRTH AND DEATH AND IN BETWEEN

Reflections from my life as a mother, grandmother, midwife, farmer, buddhist, teacher, vagabond and hospice nurse...

The fragile and the wild

Ethics, ecology and other enticements for a stalled writer

Rampant with Memory

completed moments stamped

Heart Poems

How poetry can speak to you

Linda Vanderlee • Living Aligned

Personal, Leadership & Team Development

Writingalife's Blog

Just another WordPress.com weblog

yourcoachingbrain

Just another WordPress.com site

Hospice Volunteering

A blog about volunteering in hospice care

EAPC Blog

The Blog of the European Association of Palliative Care

Hospice and Nursing Homes Blog

A blog about volunteering in hospice care