Weekly News Roundup - October 12-18
18 October 2012
Bringing you a selection of emerging and topical media stories relevant to hospice palliative and end of life care from local and national news outlets. From social care and assisted dying, to local hospice and charity sector news, this service gives you a quick overview of the relevant issues and debates being discussed in the media. If you have new items you'd like featured email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
WIPCR celebrates 10 years of caring service
What has become a Quebec model for building and managing a palliative care residence as well as allowing almost 2,000 people to end their lives with dignity in beautifully serene surroundings with family and dedicated staff, the West Island Palliative Care Residence (WIPCR) celebrated a decade of caring service this past Friday morning where Executive Director Teresa Dellar and many of her colleagues took time to fete the residence's successes with many supporters and friends.
The Suburban News
Inside Gloria Taylor's battle for the right to die
The life and death of physician-assisted-death crusader Gloria Taylor
Hospice hires first employees
It's months from opening its doors yet, but the Community Residential Hospice of Grey Bruce has its first two employees.
Owen Sound Sun Times
Caregivers’ conference explores dementia at end of life
The public is invited to the seventh annual Embracing Challenges During Life-Threatening Illnesses: A Caregivers’ Conference.
The Windsor Star
Alzheimer Society surveys family caregivers to determine needs
The Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County is conducting a study this fall to determine the needs of Ottawa residents with dementia and their family caregivers: What services do they use? What’s missing? What problems do they run into?
The Ottawa Citizen
Province increases caregiver support
More Nova Scotians will have help to care for a loved one at home thanks to increased support by the province.
Halifax News Net