The March 18, 2014 edition of MacLean’s Magazine has an informative article titled “Redefining Palliative Care” by Kate Lunau which highlights some misconceptions about hospice palliative care. “Patients and doctors often think it’s only for the dying. New studies show it may extend life” writes Ms. Lunau.
The article also highlights a series of town hall about meetings hosted by the Canadian Medical Association . In February, the Association launched “A healthy life, a good death” a dialogue series on end-of-life care using a town-hall format in various Canadian cities. The first event was held on February 20 in St. John’s and future town-hall meetings will be held in, Whitehorse (April 16), Regina, (May 7) and Mississauga, Ont. (May 27). In addition to the public town-hall consultations, the CMA is consulting members via a parallel series of meetings and is hosting an online consultation for physicians at www.cmadialogue.ca.