Palliative care

Palliative care

Canadian Virtual Hospice

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Groups Served: 
Families
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Français
Services Provided: 
Counselling
Support group/peer support

The Canadian Virtual Hospice provides support and personalized information about palliative and end-of-life care to patients, family members, health care providers, researchers and educators.

Email Address: 
info@virtualhospice.ca
Street Address: 
PE469- 1 Morley Avenue
City: 
Winnipeg
Province: 
Manitoba
Postal/ZIP Code: 
R3L 2P4
Country: 
Canada

The impact of patient classification systems on women front-line care workers in rural nursing homes

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English
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Online
Author: 
Belinda Leach
Bonnie Hallman
Gillian Joseph
Nichola Martin
Anita Marcotte
Publisher: 
Status of Women Canada
Publication Date: 
2006

This study explores patient classification systems and their impact on front-line workers in rural long-term care homes in Ontario and Manitoba.

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Gender and the costs of palliative caregiving for people with HIV/AIDS

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English
Owning Org: 
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Women's Health Research Bulletins (CEWHRB)
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Online
Paper
Author: 
Ann Pederson
Lorraine Greaves
Publisher: 
Research Bulletin
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Examines the issues confronting palliative caregivers of people with AIDS.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 14963612
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Building collaborative communities for cross cultural cancer research & care

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English
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Maria C. Barroetavena
Publisher: 
BC Cancer Agency
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Presents the proceedings and recommendations from the First National Workshop on Cross Cultural Cancer Research and Care held in Vancouver, British Columbia, February 20th and 21st, 2004.

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Finding our way home: housing options in inner city Winnipeg for people with disabilities who are dying

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Deborah Steinstra
Rhonda Wiebe
Publisher: 
Winnipeg Inner City Research Alliance
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Examines the lack of safe, affordable, available and accessible inner city Winnipeg housing, lack of supports aailable for people living in the core area experiencing end of life transitions, and the barriers encountered by people with disabilities.

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What do patients receiving palliative care for cancer and their families want to be told? A Canadian and Australian qualitative

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Peter Kirk
Ingrid Kirk
Linda J. Kristjanson
Publisher: 
British Medical Journal
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
London, UK

Obtained feedback from patients receiving palliative care and their relatives from various ethnic backgrounds about their experiences of the disclosure process and their satisfaction with information sharing during the illness. Finds that information delivery for patients needs to be individualised with particular attention to process at all stages of illness. Concludes that patients and families use secondary sources of information to complement and verify information given by health carers.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 14685833

Rural palliative care: in the arms of the community

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English
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Paper
Online
Publisher: 
Farm Family Health
Publication Date: 
1999
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Appears in the Fall 1999 issue of Farm Family Health (Vol. 7, No. 2). Examines the particular challenges of rural palliative care. Details the added burden for the caregivers, especially if they must also run a farm.

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Information needs at the end of life: a content analysis of one person's story

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English
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Online
Author: 
Lynda M. Baker
Publisher: 
Journal of the Medical Library Association
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Chicago, IL

Describes the nature of information needed during the last phase of life. Presents and elaborates on four categories of needs, including physical, emotional, spiritual, and financial.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 15365050

Ensuring a good death: improving palliative care for patients and caregivers

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English
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Lorraine Greaves
Publisher: 
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Presents policy recommendations to ensure consistent, high-quality palliative care across all sites and caregivers.

ISBN/ISSN: 
BCCEWH CARE.G74 2003
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Whose job is it? Caring for the dying in hospital

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Barbara Mains
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Presents findings from interviews of relatives and friends of women who died of breast cancer. Examines their perceptions of their interactions with doctors and nurses. Details how those interviewed found themselves giving regular care, acting as patient advocates and chasing doctors or nurses while trying not to be perceived as irritants.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 14800039
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