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National Hospice Palliative Care Week
April 29, 2016 12:22 ET | Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association
OTTAWA, Ontario, April 29, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- This year's National Hospice Palliative Care Week is entitled "Hospice Palliative Care First" and encourages Canadians to advocate for quality...
ACP asks "What's your excuse?"
April 11, 2016 10:49 ET | Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association
OTTAWA, April 11, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- I'm too busy. It's bad luck. I'm too young. Those are just a few of the reasons that Canadians have for not having conversations with loved ones about what...
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Advance Care Planning Asks "Are you an SDM?"
April 04, 2016 15:15 ET | Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association
OTTAWA, April 4, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Someday, you may need to make medical decisions on behalf of a family member or friend, perhaps during a time of crisis. Would you know what to say or...
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Ian's Walk for End of Life Care 2015
May 21, 2015 05:41 ET | Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association
OTTAWA, May 21, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On Thursday, May 21st, Ian Bos will embark on a cross-country walk in memory of his late father, Ted Bos to raise awareness and funds for palliative care...
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Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association organizes 13th Hike for Hospice Palliative Care Across Canada
May 01, 2015 13:13 ET | Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association
OTTAWA, May 1, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On May 3, 2015, thousands of Canadians of all ages will gather on walking paths, parks, and hiking trails across Canada to celebrate the 13th Annual Hike for...
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The Power of 10: Let's talk about Hospice Palliative Care
April 30, 2015 05:24 ET | Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association
OTTAWA, April 30, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- One of the best ways to spread a message is by turning to your own social circles. This year's National Hospice Palliative Care Week campaign, which runs May...
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Wear your seatbelt. Put on a bike helmet. Make your advance care plan.
April 08, 2015 05:15 ET | Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association
OTTAWA, April 8, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Most of us instinctively put on our seatbelts when we get into a car. And we know it's a good idea to put on a helmet before getting on a bike. So why haven't...
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Why can't we talk about this?
February 03, 2015 05:23 ET | Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association
OTTAWA, Feb. 3, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine identifies significant barriers to discussions about care for seriously ill patients in Canadian hospitals. The...
Look who's NOT Talking
October 21, 2014 05:28 ET | Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association
OTTAWA, Oct. 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Recent polls suggest that 60% of Canadians want to have important end-of-life conversations with their doctors, however a large number of health professionals...
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House of Commons Recognizes the Urgent Need for National Direction in Palliative Care through the Adoption of Motion M-456
June 13, 2014 06:15 ET | Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association
OTTAWA, June 13, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Last week, the House of Commons passed Motion M-456, recognizing that there is a need for national strategies, frameworks and blueprints in hospice palliative...