Palliative Care

Press Release: New Award for Ethics in Palliative Care

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New Award for Ethics in Palliative Care

Toronto, July 3rd, 2014—The deVeber Institute for Bioethics and Social Research is pleased to announce the Jean Echlin Award for Ethics in Palliative Care, a new award that 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.

Jean Echlin Award for Ethics in Palliative Care

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.

Seminar a success! The Problem of Pain in Persons with Dementia: The Challenges of Assessment and Management

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’

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.

Parliamentary Committee on Palliative and Compassionate Care Report Not to be Forgotten: Care of Vulnerable Canadians

Parliamentary Committee on Palliative and Compassionate Care report Not to be Forgotten: Care of Vulnerable Canadians

On November 21, 2011, Harold Albrecht, M.P. for Kitchener-Conestoga made a statement in the House of Commons about the work of the PCPCC and the release of its report: Not to be Forgotten: Care of Vulnerable Canadians. The full report provided by the Parliamentary Committee on Palliative and Compassionate Care can be viewed here:

http://pcpcc-cpspsc.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/ReportEN.pdf