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!

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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!


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