The deVeber Institute’s Jean Echlin Award for Ethics in Palliative Care recognizes and honours the important work done by Jean Echlin in her long and distinguished career in palliative care.
A nominee for the award must be an individual or a group of individuals that supports, believes in, and embodies the philosophy and ethics of palliative care. Nominees support the notion that palliative care constitutes not just dying well, but also, and more importantly, living well. And that all persons should be provided the highest level of quality-of-life until the moment of death.
The deVeber Institute presents an Educational Series on Palliative Care
The Problem of Pain in Persons with Dementia:
The Challenges of Assessment and Management
Held on Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Participants explored the following topics:
The Ethics of Pain Management in Long-Term Care
Collaborative Care: “Standard Care versus Nice to Have”
Barriers and Challenges:
Dying patient thanks palliative doctor for making ‘sad ending better’
(Video and article included here)
Kenneth Owen has terminal cancer and thanks his doctor, Darren Cargill for making the end of his life easier.
“What Dr. Cargill has done for me, and for my wife, is make that fear go away.”
Cargill said the gratitude shown to him by patients and family really motivates him in this specialty he loves. “When someone has a lot of symptoms and pain, and I can do something to help that, and usually fairly quickly, that’s something that’s very gratifying for me as a practitioner,” he said.
Press Release: deVeber Responds to Doctor’s Request for Assisted Suicide
Response to Dr. Donald Low’s Request for Assisted Suicide
Jean Echlin, Advisor to the deVeber Institute, was interviewed by Metro Morning with Matt Galloway CBC News on September 25th, 2013
For her complete interview please click here: http://www.cbc.ca/video/news/audioplayer.html?clipid=2408418864
New faces at the deVeber Institute! News and Upcoming Events
This brand new Perspectives Research Report includes: