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.
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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,
Thursday, April 28, 2005
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
Tuesday, April 26, 2005
Dying in hospital: Care in a culture
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.
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?
treated as renegades'
flower child, in autumn
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.
aren't supposed to die'
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.
question highlights the injustice of death at 35
Moral Force: The Story of Dr. Balfour Mount
10 ways to improve palliative care
features of Ottawa-Gatineau's Palliative care network
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