We were very lucky to have Dr. Kelli Stajduhar come speak to the parish on the topic of Palliative Care as part of our Wonderful Wednesdays Lecture Series on October 31. Dr. Stajduhar discussed how Palliative Care helps individuals at every stage of chronic, life-threatening illnesses live with dignity, comfort, and hope, by taking a whole-person approach, addressing physical, psycho-social and spiritual needs, and prioritizing quality of life and the relief of suffering.
There were a few important resources that Dr. Stajduhar spoke about in her presentation and we've compiled some of those resources here.
Advance Planning website: www.advancecareplanning.ca
We'd also like to share this article on palliative care for the homeless population. This article is an overview by UVic, but there's a link to the full report in the text.
Lastly, please find below the presentation slides: