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From ehospice
The role of palliative care when caring for children with cancer

From ehospiceThe role of palliative care when caring for children with cancer
"Let us remember that whilst we strive for a cure, the importance of quality care, such as palliative care, is vital in the ongoing continuum of care for children with cancer.”

On International Childhood Cancer Day, this article highlights the vital role palliative care plays in the care of children with cancer, and their families.

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From Global News
What dying children taught their doctor about living

From Global NewsWhat dying children taught their doctor about living
We often learn secrets to living a good life from seniors. But kids with terminal illnesses have great wisdom too. Laurel Gregory reports on what dying children have taught a Canadian mother and a South African doctor about living.

Dr. Alastair McAlpine has a perspective on life many aspire to but it’s one he’s earned doing a heart-wrenching job.
McAlpine cares for children in their dying days at Paedspal, a paediatric palliative program in Cape Town, South Africa. His name exploded around the world this month after he posted a profound series of tweets detailing what his patients – aged four to nine years old – valued most in life.

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From CFCW Radio
AJ Keller's Commentary on the  Hospice Critter's Hockey Game Fundraiser

The CFCW Critters played in Camrose February 8th against the Coaches of Hockey in support of the Hospice Society of Camrose and District.

It was a hard fought battle against a very talented Hospice Team… and the Critters pulled it out in the end with a 16-12 Victory. Critter Guest Spencer Woods potted 4 with 3 assists. AJ Keller decided to play with a ball Hockey stick this game, struggled to hit the net but finally found the twine in the 3rd.

Thanks to the Critter's sponsors:
Serenity Funeral Service, Red Arrow, Royal Pizza West Edmonton, Fife N Dekel, Edmonton Oil Kings, Independent Jewellers & Columbia Awards.
From CFCW RadioAJ Keller's Commentary on the  Hospice Critter's Hockey Game Fundraiser

From CBC Radio
One Year After MAID: A Husband Talks About Being the Spouse Left Behind

From CBC RadioOne Year After MAID: A Husband Talks About Being the Spouse Left Behind
Dr. Brian Goldman

In CBC's second show exploring the impact of Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) they speak to Clifford Campbell. His wife Noreen was among the first to be approved for and to receive MAID. He tells Brian what it's like to be the witness to suffering, party to assisted death, and the spouse left behind.

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From the Globe and Mail
What is Home? A Hospice Volunteer's Story

From the Globe and MailWhat is Home? A Hospice Volunteer's Story

Eric Démoré rediscovered a sense of home, far from where he grew, up in the unlikeliest of ways.

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From ehospice
Animal assisted therapy shown to reduce stress in children with cancer

From ehospiceAnimal assisted therapy shown to reduce stress in children with cancer

A recently published study reveals that animal assisted therapy helps to reduce stress and improve communication for children with cancer.

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From the Camrose Booster
Hospice Society offers invaluable programs

From the Camrose BoosterHospice Society offers invaluable programs

The Hospice Society of Camrose and District continues to grow and offer more programs and care to area residents in their time of need.

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From the Camrose Booster
Lights to Remember Event

From the Camrose BoosterLights to Remember Event

Often the Christmas season can be a time of reflection on the past year, times gone by, and in some instances, on love-ones lost.

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From the Camrose Canadian
Hospice offers many programs

From the Camrose CanadianHospice offers many programs

The Hospice Society of Camrose and District is not letting the lack of a building stop them from delivering critical services to the community.

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From the Camrose Booster
Men Gather for Cooking, Conversation, and Companionship

From the Camrose BoosterMen Gather for Cooking, Conversation, and Companionship

Lori Larsen of the Booster describes HSCD's Men's Cooking Circle - a cooking/grief support class for grieving men.

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From National Geographic
Kiwi Coffin Club Throws Glitter on the Idea of Dying

A growing number of New Zealand senior citizens are taking matters of death into their own hands through paint, song, and dance.

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From National GeographicKiwi Coffin Club Throws Glitter on the Idea of Dying

From CBC News
A hospice story: The 'amazing' last days of Diana Fitzharris

From CBC NewsA hospice story: The 'amazing' last days of Diana Fitzharris

Hospice care helped Diana Fitzharris, a Canadian woman diagnosed with ALS, to more comfortably live out her final days in the company of her husband and 14-year-old daughter. CBC producer Diane Grant, whose own husband died in hospice care, shares their heart-wrenching story

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From ehospice
How Health Care Providers Can Ensure Patients’ End-of-Life Wishes Are Known

From ehospiceHow Health Care Providers Can Ensure Patients’ End-of-Life Wishes Are Known

A downloadable fact sheet has been created alongside the recent publication of The Lancet Commission on Global Access to Palliative Care and Pain Relief which provides 10 facts about children's suffering and need for palliative care.

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From ehospice
The Lancet Commission: 10 Facts About Children’s Suffering and Need for Palliative Care

From ehospiceThe Lancet Commission: 10 Facts About Children’s Suffering and Need for Palliative Care

A downloadable fact sheet has been created alongside the recent publication of The Lancet Commission on Global Access to Palliative Care and Pain Relief which provides 10 facts about children's suffering and need for palliative care.

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From Canadian Virtual Hospice
World Health Organization Palliative Care Fact sheet

From Canadian Virtual HospiceWorld Health Organization Palliative Care Fact sheet

Palliative care improves the quality of life of patients and their families who are facing problems associated with life-threatening illness, whether physical, psychosocial or spiritual.

Learn more, click here: Palliative Care Fact Sheet