End-of-Life, Health Conditions/Diseases, Healthcare, Humanity, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

Assisted Dying in Canada already exists for adults, but what about children?

I came across this article and it caught my eye. As one who is specializing in working with adults, children and families where a person is diagnosed with a terminal illness or disease or has a degenerative disease or progressive illness; it makes sense why it would. Not a professional work area for everyone. I… Continue reading Assisted Dying in Canada already exists for adults, but what about children?

Aging/Gerontology, End-of-Life, Grief/Grieving/Bereavement, Health Conditions/Diseases, Healthcare, Humanity, ICU, News, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

‘Journey’s End’ is Available!

Julie and I are very excited to announce that our book is available on the Xlibris website at: http://www.xlibris.com. Journey's End: Death, Dying, and the End of Life; 2.5 years in the making is finally available. Thank you to all who contributed to our book. We never could have done it without you... The book… Continue reading ‘Journey’s End’ is Available!

Aging/Gerontology, News

A Company with a Focus on Canadians: Safe Tracks GPS Canada Inc.

Safe Tracks GPS Canada Inc. The technology, the data, the services are all Canadian; almost unheard of today when much of production is typically shipped overseas. What began as a company of one with entrepreneur Vince Morelli, President with a business background expanded to Bob Aloisio, Vice President with a technology and particularly a GPS… Continue reading A Company with a Focus on Canadians: Safe Tracks GPS Canada Inc.

End-of-Life, Healthcare, ICU

Dying with Dignity in the Intensive Care Unit

Hola a tod@s, my beloved rogues, Published yesterday in The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), I share this review article with the title, Dying with Dignity in the Intensive Care Unit signed by the doctors Deborah Cook and Graeme Rocker from Canada. Traditional  goals of  Intensive Care are to reduce the mortality and morbidity associated with… Continue reading Dying with Dignity in the Intensive Care Unit

News

Charter of Quebec Values: Part 2

The saga continues, but I can say as one trained as a social worker, I am happy to come across media that negates what the PQ Minority government is trying to do. I opened my local Suburban today, dated September 25, 2013 and read many Letters to the Editor that basically say, "Shame on you, PQ." I smiled… Continue reading Charter of Quebec Values: Part 2

Healthcare, News

National Forum on Patient Experience Conference-Day 2

The conference opened with Dr. Vaughan Glover, CEO, CAPCH with opening remarks. The opening address was by Mary Ferguson-Paré, Fmr. Vice President, Professional Affairs & Chief Nurse Executive, Recipient, Order of Canada, University Health Network on the topic of: The Moral Imperative for Patient-Centered Care: Transformational Values: Build a Responsive and Ethics Driven Culture to… Continue reading National Forum on Patient Experience Conference-Day 2

Humanity, News

Charter of Quebec Values for Who?

The more I read on the issue of the Charter of Quebec Values, I wonder whose values are these? Not mine. I agree with separation of ‘church and state,’ but this is so much more than that. ‘It was originally billed as a “Charter of Secularism,” but the government changed the label. In its revised… Continue reading Charter of Quebec Values for Who?