OTTAWA CITIZEN'S SERIES ON PALLIATIVE CARE

 

From April 26, through to May 6, 2005, the Ottawa Citizen profiled a number of Canadian Physicians and their patients in a series called:  A Revolution in Dying.  CHN has posted the titles for your perusal.  However, if you wish to visit the original website, click    http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/features/dying/index.html

Topics in "The Series" include:

Saturday, April 30, 2005
Body and Soul: A new generation of doctors explores the meaning of a good death 

The terminal conversation Literature course helps doctors, nurses grapple with death 

 
Friday, April 29, 2005
A world of pain 

The left hand of the soul 

Managing the pain: it's about human dignity, nurse says 

Thursday, April 28, 2005
End-of-life dilemma 

The high cost of dying Patients, doctors in ethical 'grey zone' 

Wednesday, April 27, 2005
The Hospice Option 

 
In 1972, Phil Budakowski's cousin took him aside and said: your dad is dead. 

 

Tuesday, April 26, 2005
Dying in hospital: Care in a culture of cure 
 

 
A majority of Canadians die in hospitals, but many of them suffer needlessly -- the result of poor end-of-life policies and inadequate palliative care training for physicians. The Ottawa Hospital is attempting to address these gaps by introducing programs to make doctors more comfortable caring for the dying. That includes respecting a patient's last wishes -- even if a physician doesn't agree with them.

 
 
Searching for answers 
Lloyd Greer, 94, died at last in a palliative care bed at the Elisabeth Bruyere Health Centre at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 22 -- 44 hours after he was transferred from the Ottawa Hospital's Civic campus on the coldest day of the year. 
 
 
The forgiven 
 
 
Life is funny. You want something very badly, but it turns out you do just as well -- maybe better -- without it. 

 
 
 
Monday, April 25, 2005
Comfort on the homefront 
 
 
What kind of doctor builds a practice of dying patients -- then makes house calls to treat them in their homes?

 
 
 'We're treated as renegades' 
 
 
 The flower child, in autumn 
 
 
 'Indeed an angel ... for all of us'
 
Sunday, April 24, 2005
The Canuck Place experiment 
 
 
The house was built in the late-19th century, by lumber baron William Tait, to be one of the largest homes in Shaughnessy, a wealthy enclave in south Vancouver. It has 16,000 square feet and the turrets alone, four bulbous domes dotting the roofline of the house, would be enough to make you pause if you were walking by.
 
 'Kids aren't supposed to die' 
 
 'You can't stop death; I am going on to this new stage.'
 
Friday, May 06, 2005

In pursuit of dignity 
Tanya Dupuis sits in her living room across from a treasured photograph, the one that captures her life as she knew it nine years ago: an exultant, blond, radiant bride.
 

 
 Simple question highlights the injustice of death at 35 
 
 
 A Moral Force: The Story of Dr. Balfour Mount 
 
 
 Top 10 ways to improve palliative care 
 
 
 Central features of Ottawa-Gatineau's Palliative care network 

 

Source: http://www.canada.com/ottawa/ottawacitizen/specials/revolutionindying/index.html

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