SPOTLIGHT ON FINDING PEACE AT THE END OF LIFE As the end of life nears, people experience a variety of emotions, ranging from satisfaction at a life well lived to guilt and regret. In this issue of eNews, we focus on resources that can help you or someone you are caring for find peace at the end of life. GUILT, REGRET, FORGIVENESS, RECONCILIATION
We all want our story to end well, but feelings of guilt and regret can stand in the way. In a new article, Virtual Hospice’s Rev. Glen Horst, recipient of the Canadian Association of Spiritual Care’s Award of Education Excellence, discusses these obstacles and offers suggestions for finding a way to forgiveness, reconciliation, and emotional and spiritual healing.
The Healing Journey Program – This practical course empowers people with cancer and other chronic illnesses to achieve inner harmony, peace and healing. Downloadable workbooks and resources are also available.
Facing the end of life can be emotionally demanding and at times you may feel alone. Join our Discussion Forums to connect with others sharing similar experiences. Here’s what community members are talking about:
MCGILL SEEKS PARTICIPANTS FOR HOSPICE VISITING STUDY
Staying connected is important to hospice patients and families. A new study by Dr. Karyn Moffat of McGill University seeks to better understand communication needs in hospice care. Dr. Moffat is seeking family members and friends to interview about visiting a loved one who died in hospice at least 6 months ago and within the last 5 years. To participate or learn more, visit the website or contact Dr. Karyn Moffat at 514-398-1878.
Cancerview.ca, Canada’s connection to quality cancer resources, wants to hear from you about your experience using their site. Your feedback will help Cancerview.ca improve user experience. Click to participate in the survey.
Hospices provide compassionate care for those nearing end of life and their families. Join us in congratulating these hospices on their award-winning work.
Dr. Elizabeth Latimer, Canadian palliative care innovator, died on April 28. Elizabeth was known for her exemplary contributions to palliative care throughout her 39 years as a palliative care physician, professor and international lecturer. She received the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association Award of Excellence in Palliative Care in 1999.
DR. PETER KIRK JOINS NATIONAL PEER REVIEW COMMITTEE
Virtual Hospice welcomes Dr. Peter Kirk to its National Peer Review Committee. Dr. Kirk is a palliative care specialist who was, until recently, the Clinical Director at Waikato Hospital in New Zealand. Previously he has worked at Victoria Hospice and the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. We are privileged to welcome him as a member of our team.
JUNE IS ALS AWARENESS MONTH
Visit the ALS Society of Canada’s website for more information and resources.
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