The federal and provincial government need to provide access to adequate palliative care in legislation.
"In its findings, the society said critically ill patients are falling through the cracks of the health care system and improvements are needed to address the patchwork of service that exists."
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The deVeber Institute for Bioethics and Social Research held a luncheon ceremony at the 20th International Congress of Palliative Care to mark the inaugural Jean Echlin Award for Ethics in Palliative Care.
The award seeks to recognise individuals who epitomise the values of hospice and palliative care through their daily work. It honours palliative care pioneer Jean Echlin, a registered nurse who has demonstrated exceptional leadership in the field of palliative care in Canada.
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:
At an evening co-hosted by L'Arche Toronto and the deVeber institute, three speakers share the challenges and joys of caring for people who are at the end of their lives.
Susan Morgan, MDiv, community chaplain with Saint Elizabeth Health Care, York Region, Ontario, Canada
Dr. Paul Zeni, MD, family physician and palliative care consultant for North Halton, Ontario, Canada
Jane Powell, graduate of a Certificate Program in Grief and Bereavement and co-facillitator of a grief group for members of L'Arche Toronto with developmental disabilities.