Facing frailty head-on

A national seniors strategy needs to account for complexity in the aging process, including risk and vulnerability

Facing frailty head-on
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A national seniors strategy needs to account for complexity in the aging process, including risk and vulnerability

Break the awkward silence about end-of-life decisions

Why you should start talking early to your family and friends about your wishes, and some tools to help you get the conversation started

Break the awkward silence about end-of-life decisions
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Why you should start talking early to your family and friends about your wishes, and some tools to help you get the conversation started

A spirit gone, but enduring through lessons well taught

Bruce Webster defined how best to live life: with respect, humour, physical and intellectual rigour, and a willingness to take risks

A spirit gone, but enduring through lessons well taught
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Bruce Webster defined how best to live life: with respect, humour, physical and intellectual rigour, and a willingness to take risks

ACE a common-sense approach to eldercare

Acute Care for Elders (ACE) is designed to treat elderly patients in a way that respects their abilities and limitations, speeds healing and promotes safe discharges home

ACE a common-sense approach to eldercare
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Acute Care for Elders (ACE) is designed to treat elderly patients in a way that respects their abilities and limitations, speeds healing and promotes safe discharges home

Health-care funding reform needed to address aging population

Older Canadians endure the tyranny of public institutions that decide the level of home care provided and even when they should leave home

Health-care funding reform needed to address aging population
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HEBERT: Why we need a publicly funded insurance program for home care and long-term care

The best faith-based response to physician-assisted suicide

Canadians need quality, accessible palliative care, not a quick end to life

The best faith-based response to physician-assisted suicide
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MCEWAN: Canadians need quality, accessible palliative care, not a quick end to life

Why Canadians need to have end of life conversations

People who have end of life conversations with their doctors and family members are much more likely to be satisfied with their care

Why Canadians need to have end of life conversations
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HOWARD: People who have end of life conversations with their doctors and family members are much more likely to be satisfied with their care

Why patients at the end of life may not be receiving the best care

Providing comfort care should be the first priority for those nearing the end

Why patients at the end of life may not be receiving the best care
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DOWNAR, MUSCEDERE: Providing comfort care should be the first priority for those nearing the end

Assisted suicide raises troubling questions

For anyone wondering why physician-hastened death makes disabled people feel vulnerable, wonder no more

Assisted suicide raises troubling questions
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CHOCHINOV: For anyone wondering why physician-hastened death makes disabled people feel vulnerable, wonder no more

Assisted suicide not the only response to suffering

It is false to equate suffering arising from disease, illness or disability with a loss of dignity

Assisted suicide not the only response to suffering
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EVERYDAY THEOLOGY: It is false to equate suffering arising from disease, illness or disability with a loss of dignity