This article discusses the urgent need to develop palliative care programs in First Nations communities and a journey mapping process undertaken in rural Canada to improve the quality of and access to palliative care in the home.  16 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

Wed. Jan. 23, 2019 from 12-1PM EST. Join James Downar for this presentation discussing a project that aimed to identify patients at risk of death to trigger health care providers to engage in Advance Care Planning activities. To learn more or register click here.

Wed. Nov. 21, 2018 from 12-1pm EDT. This free webinar features Robert Fowler and Andrea Hill, Sunnybrook Research Institute as they discuss a project that aimed to determine in detail the national delivery of end of life care in Canada. To learn more or to register click here.

Oct 15-Nov 11, 2018. This online workshop is for healthcare and other professionals. Death is an unavoidable part of life that becomes increasingly more apparent with age. It is beneficial for your practice to obtain the fundamentals of grief intervention and be equipped to address dying and death circumstances. During this 4-week online workshop, you will be provided with a concise overview including resources, exercises and an opportunity to share so you gain comfort with the topic and insight in order to help others with confidence through death related circumstances of loss and grief. To learn more or to register click here.

This article discusses how the aging inmate population is growing and how there is a lack of adequate infrastructure and geriatric care in Canadian federal penitentaries. Common health issues include Hepatitis C, Parkinson disease, dementia, cancer, and end-of-life care.

This article explains how there is a lack of health services for aging inmates in Canada particularly regarding dementia, end-of-life care, and community resources.

This publication by the Parliamentary Committee on Palliative and Compassionate Care advocates for the implementation of a number of recommendations related to palliative and end-of-life care, suicide prevention and elder abuse. 192 pages. Last reviewed July 2018.

This video is a recording of a webinar presented by Dianna Drascic and Karuna Brandy on June 26, 2018. It explores the concept of how grief can be part of our ongoing lives that may begin at diagnosis or the first presentation of symptoms and continues to death and beyond, along with strategies to incorporate this grief into our lives and to use it to thrive. Watch now by clicking here.

This handout provides an overview of important considerations when making a will or funeral plans. 7 pages. Last reviewed June 2018.

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