List/Grid Tag Archives: Palliative care

Sudbury’s hospice expanding

Sudbury’s hospice expanding

BY ARRON PICKARD Celebrating its 10-year anniversary in September, Maison McCulloch Hospice originally opened as an 11,000-square-foot, 10-bed facility. Over the past decade, the hospice has added many programs and… Read more »

Dr. Andreas Laupacis: How to deliver better health care? Ask the patient

Dr. Andreas Laupacis: How to deliver better health care? Ask the patient

Dr. Andreas Laupacis, a palliative care physician at Toronto’s St. Michael’s Hospital, guest of HSN Speaker Series. As reported in sudbury.com Health Sciences North hosted its second instalment of its… Read more »

Home and community care services now just one click away

Home and community care services now just one click away

Help is only a click away thanks to a new website – www.northeastcss.ca  – that will connect Northerners to the home and community care services they need to stay healthy… Read more »

Thunder Bay Regional announces new president & CEO

Thunder Bay Regional announces new president & CEO

Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre has announced the appointment of Jean Bartkowiak as president and CEO. Bartkowiak has worked in the health sector for more than 30 years, including… Read more »

Speaker urges involvement of family caregivers in decision-making

Speaker urges involvement of family caregivers in decision-making

Joe McReynolds, a member of the Health Minister’s expert panel on Home and Community Care, stressed the importance of involving family caregivers in decision making at a summit bringing together… Read more »

Palliative care pilot targets COPD and CHF patients

Palliative care pilot targets COPD and CHF patients

North West CCAC program ensures more time for end of life planning The North West Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) has launched a pilot program to enhance palliative care for… Read more »

Dignity preservation key to palliative care

Dignity preservation key to palliative care

Health-care providers urged to see end of life patients as people “If you have a pulse, one day you won’t. It’s a fact of lie. All of us enter this… Read more »

HSN heart infusion clinic keeps patients out of hospital

HSN heart infusion clinic keeps patients out of hospital

Program improves quality of life for heart failure patients Dr. Atilio Costa-Vitali, a cardiologist and medical director of the Heart Failure Disease Management Program at the Health Sciences North (HSN)… Read more »

New toolkit aims to improve palliative care in long-term care homes

New toolkit aims to improve palliative care in long-term care homes

The Quality Palliative Care in Long Term Care Alliance held a national launch for its new toolkit in January. “The Alliance’s primary goal was to develop sustainable, person-focused palliative care… Read more »

Bioethicist helps navigate gut-wrenching decisions

Bioethicist helps navigate gut-wrenching decisions

Helping patients and families with end of life care decisions is one of the most difficult responsibilities of front-line health-care professionals. Deciding between aggressive treatment and a palliative, pain management… Read more »

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