Monday, December 17, 2012

Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA).

My friend, in LTC
Supreme Court of Canada heard arguments in the Rasouli case which has raised some critical questions which have surfaced over the debate for quality hospice palliative care versus sustaining life at all costs.  Hospice Palliative Care Ontario has endorsed the Let's Talk About Hospice Palliative Care First campaign launched by the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA).

This man, Mr. Rasouli, is in a coma, can do little for himself. The family cites their religious reasons for not turning off life support. The physicians believe there is nothing else they can do and want to let him go. It is important you have quality of life discussions with your family members. Would you want to live like this for two years or more? I've told my family, NO.

The CHPCA Euthanasia Response Task Group met yesterday and created the attached press release for CHPCA.  

Being proactive about treatment

Understanding the role of palliative care

End-of-life and the Supreme Court and also: Supreme Court | CTV News Video

Clash of Cultures in Intensive Care

For more details on the Let's Talk About Hospice Palliative Care First campaign please visit the campaign website at http://www.chpca.net/projects-and-advocacy/hpcfirst.aspx  You may download information sheet and brochures free from charge.  

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