Our friend and colleague Dr. Larry Librach, who passed away earlier this month, took the time in May to record the following video interview, in which he discusses his own personal experiences with pancreatic cancer and end-of-life care. Many thanks to the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer and advancecareplanning.ca for sharing this moving and informative video.
Matthews House Hospice is pleased to announce the opening of a new four-bedroom hospice in Alliston on Tuesday, August 6, 2013. The facility will open with two beds, expanding to four by the end of the year. The new residential program will help fill the gap for hospice palliative care beds in the Central LHIN. Alongside the residential program, Matthews House will continue to expand their successful community programs, which include home visiting and support for palliative clients, caregivers, the bereaved and their families. The Continue reading →
Today (June 12, 2013) in the Quebec National Assembly, the Dying with Dignity Bill was tabled by the Minister for Social Services and Youth Protection Véronique Hivon. The bill would allow for physician assisted dying in cases of patients near death who are suffering and have requested assisted suicide. The Assembly adjourns for the summer this Friday so the debate and vote on the bill won’t happen until fall. Should the bill pass, it will have complex and confounding implications for end-of-life care in Quebec and Canada. Continue reading →