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?

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

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?

End-of-Life

Dying with Dignity Legislation

This is a link I have to share-first to say that Vermont has joined Oregon, Washington and Montana in permitting End-of-Life Legislation. This occurred in late May of this year. The province of Quebec began this process in 2012 and is continuing it. The Quebec government is expected to introduce its Dying with Dignity Act at… Continue reading Dying with Dignity Legislation

End-of-Life, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

End-of-life Rules to be set out in New Quebec Law

In the province of Quebec in Canada, Véronique Hivon, the Quebec minister responsible for implementing a report on dying with dignity, said this past Tuesday she hopes to present legislation setting out the rules for medically assisted end-of-life procedures in the province before the National Assembly adjourns for the summer. Jean-Pierre Ménard, a lawyer specializing in… Continue reading End-of-life Rules to be set out in New Quebec Law

Humanity, News

Aboriginals Protest and the Injustices that are Occuring for the Roma

by Victoria Brewster, MSW There is so much one can comment on with the news, due to all the injustices in the world. Where does one start? What is your definition of injustice? As I look through my local paper, listen to friends, colleagues and clients and search the web-two injustices grab my attention- The… Continue reading Aboriginals Protest and the Injustices that are Occuring for the Roma