Media Watch is intended as an advocacy, research and teaching tool. The weekly report is international in scope and distribution – to colleagues who are active or have a special interest in hospice and palliative care, and in the quality of end-of-life care in general – to help keep them abreast of current, emerging and related issues – and, to inform discussion and encourage further inquiry.

This Simon Frazer University Gerontology Research Centre’s website fosters effective communication, creates community and facilitates care for LGBT persons at the end-of-life. The aim is to raise awareness of the unique challenges that this population faces as they age and approach end-of-life. The  goal is to go beyond education and provide LGBT persons and their service providers with tools that will empower them to take positive action in regards to end-of-life planning. Provincial tools are featured: namely British Colombia, Edmonton, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia’s  LGBT End-of-Life Resource Inventories and related resources.

New Challenges – New Horizons: Moving Forward  October 29 to November 1, 2015 at The Westin, Ottawa, ON.
The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Conference is the foremost national conference in Canada focusing on hospice palliative care. The conference provides doctors, nurses, pharmacists, hospice palliative care and other allied healthcare professionals; and caregivers, volunteers, spiritual advisers, and social workers with the opportunity to share their experience and expertise on a national platform. This event continues to attract 600-800 hospice palliative care professionals each year and comprises many cutting-edge presentations and research outcomes.

NICE is an international network of researchers, practitioners, students and seniors dedicated to improving the care of older adults, both in Canada and abroad. Members represent a broad spectrum of disciplines and professions, including geriatric medicine, gerontological nursing, gerontological social work, gerontology, rehabilitation science, sociology, psychology, policy and law.

RNAO has developed resources designed to assist Long-Term Care (LTC) homes with the implementation of the End-of-Life Care During the Last Days and Hours Best Practice Guideline. Documents found in this resource are evidence-based, but it is not a program plan. Each LTC home is unique and each home is in various stages of guideline implementation. LTC homes are advised to use the resource at their discretion.  You can also view other resources in the full RNAO LTC Best Practices Toolkit, 2nd Edition 2015.

For those resources that have copyright notations, it is recommended that LTC homes obtain permission from the primary author prior to implementing them within their setting. The Toolkit is a dynamic resource, and is being updated and revised on a regular basis by the LTC Best Practices Program team.

The Speak Up website provides information about Advance Care Planning and how to start the process. It is intended for both famlies and health care professionals.

Dr. Raymond Viola, of Queen's University's Palliative Care Medicine Program, gave an overview of Nearing the End of a Long Life: Pain Management for the Elderly in an online presentation to health care professionals in South East Ontario via the Ontario Telemedicine Network on March 8, 2011. A copy of the presentation in PDF format is available.

Dr. G. Ivan Stewart, of Queen's University's Department of Family Medicine, gave an overview of Nearing the End of a Long Life: Pain Management for the Elderly in an online presentation to health care professionals in South East Ontario via the Ontario Telemedicine Network on January 10, 2012. Dr. Stewart would like to thank and acknowledge Dr.

Dr. Stephen Singh, of Queen’s University's Department of Family Medicine, gave an overview of Palliative Care in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis in an online presentation to health care professionals in South East Ontario via the Ontario Telemedicine Network on September 11, 2012. A copy of the presentation in PDF format is available below. 

Dr. G. Ivan Stewart, Physician of Queen's University's Department of Family Medicine, gave an overview of Nearing the End of a Long Life: Pain Management for the Elderly in an online presentation to health care professionals in South East Ontario via the Ontario Telemedicine Network on March 4, 2014.

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