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Expressing the individual’s right to die: Bill C-14 and Taylor’s “modern moral order”

June 21st, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on Expressing the individual’s right to die: Bill C-14 and Taylor’s “modern moral order”)

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pfr-banner-post-1The importance of the rights and obligations individuals have to one another is now accompanied by an emphasis on the right of individuals to live authentically

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Intimations of mortality: Previews of the end

June 5th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on Intimations of mortality: Previews of the end)

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pfr-banner-post-1If the human obsession with achievement is a subconscious attempt to deny–and transcend–mortality, what impact does it have on our beliefs, philosophies and societies?

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Exploring resilience in the practice of informal caregiving

February 14th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on Exploring resilience in the practice of informal caregiving)

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pfr-banner-post-1Despite the risk for the onset of burden, some informal caregivers manage challenges quite well and demonstrate a certain degree of resilience. What does resilience look like among those providing care to dying individuals?

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The role of mindfulness in end of life care

January 10th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on The role of mindfulness in end of life care)

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picture-723pfr-banner-post-1Mindfulness assists people with their end of life process by giving them and their caregivers a tool they can use in order to be fully aware of the present moment and their own physical and mental states

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Keynote by Dr. Eike-Henner Kluge: Reflections on Dying

November 25th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on Keynote by Dr. Eike-Henner Kluge: Reflections on Dying)

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picture-722pfr-banner-post-1“This talk is about death and dying. Not about dying unexpectedly or by accident, but about dying as an event that in principle is within our control”

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People living with disability throughout life are now aging, with emerging needs and issues

November 29th, 2015 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on People living with disability throughout life are now aging, with emerging needs and issues)

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picture 658pfr banner workingNanaimo access activist Terry Wiens has grown up with disability, lived through his adult years with that disability, and is now aging into senior years. Will his needs be met?

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