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5/06 2016

Medical Aid in Dying

Tomorrow is the day that what is now known as “Medical Assistance in Dying” becomes legal in Canada. Euthanasia or Physician assisted suicide to the rest of the world. This despite the absence of legislation or the specifics of what this is going to lookREAD MORE

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14/03 2015

Holding Space

Great article with some real insight into the value of good end of life/ palliative care. Is a very insightful read.

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9/02 2015

Supreme Court of Canada decision

A sad day for Canada as the Supreme Court moves towards legalizing Physician Assisted Suicide. This is something we have known to be on the horizon for a while and now is a bit closer. It has felt like a body blow to those ofREAD MORE

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20/06 2014

I’ll believe in God for you-till you can believe it yourself

I recently went away on a retreat and as I sat down to read-this was where I started

Job 6:14 says, “When desperate people give up on God Almighty, their friends, at least, should stick with them” (MSG). There will be times in your life whenREAD MORE

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29/03 2014

Ginny’s Story

As a cancer survivor who regularly visits hospital and sometimes the hospice for physiotherapy, I like to take with me a copy of this CD to give away to anyone I might meet who has a fear of facing death or has recently been bereaved.

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24/03 2014

Forever Home – a story from Crystal

“Forever Home”…..to some those words may be a mystery, to some a certainty, and to others a healing balm for their soul. To me, I think, those words mean a bit of all three. So what does “forever home” really mean?

Last July, as I watchedREAD MORE

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13/03 2014

A Prison Chaplain’s Story

The CD, Giver of Life, is touching lives in places other than palliative care.

 

A Prison Chaplain in England writes “The song ” Is there any hope for me?” Is the powerful one in the prison chapel services as it is one that really expresses theREAD MORE

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10/02 2014

Review of Giver of Life-by a fellow Family Doctor

Review of Giver of Life

I was given a copy of this excellent album by a friend who considered that I might wish to pass it on to patients suffering with a terminal illness. I am a GP (Family Practitioner to those in North America!) andREAD MORE